Things to do in
Turin

Piedmont's capital is a bustling hub with museums, theatres, and cafés dating back to the 1300s.

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Turin: Magic Tour

1. Turin: Magic Tour

Turin has two souls: one linked to white magic, the other to evil black magic. Explore them both with a guide during a "magical mystery tour." Begin your tour in Piazza Statuto, the "hearth of darkness." This part of Turin was considered an unlucky area and used as a burial site by the Romans that founded the city. At sunset, drive past scary stone monsters, sinister architecture, unusual statues adorning ancient buildings, and learn about a lesser-known detail of the Duomo, which houses the famous Holy Shroud.

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Torino+Piemonte Card: 2 days

2. Torino+Piemonte Card: 2 days

Buy a 2-day card to Turin and Piemonte and you will get access to a wealth of attractions in the region, including museums, monuments, exhibitions, fortresses, castles and royal residences. It is the ideal tool for any Turin vacation allowing you to discover the amazing beauties of Turin and Piedmont in an easy and economical way. Plus, enjoy reductions to plenty of great tourist sights in Turin, such as the panoramic lift in the Mole Antonelliana, the Rack Sassi and Superga. The card even includes a reduction on adult tickets at City Sightseeing Torino. More benefits include car rentals at affordable rates, and reductions on sports equipment, outdoor activities, and theme parks. The card includes free entrance to the main cultural sites including museums, monuments, castles, fortresses, and royal residences in Turin and Piedmont, including: • Basilica Di Superga: Appartamento Reale E Reali Tombe Di Casa Savoia • Borgo e Rocca Medievale • Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea • GAM - Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea • Juventus Museum • La Venaria Reale • MAO - Museo d’Arte Orientale • MAUTO - Museo dell'Automobile di Torino • Musei Reali di Torino, Museo della Sindone • Museo di Antropologia Criminale "Cesare Lombroso" • Museo di Arti Decorative Fondazione Accorsi • Ometto, Museo Diocesano di Torino • Museo Egizio • Museo Lavazza • Museo Nazionale del Cinema • Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano • Museo Nazionale della Montagna • Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi • Palazzo Madama • Museo Civico d'Arte Antica • Pinacoteca dell'Accademia Albertina • Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli Please always check the opening days and times of the museums.

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Turin: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Mystery Tour

3. Turin: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Mystery Tour

Meet your guide and enter the building with a skip-the-line ticket. Explore the exhibitions dedicated exclusively to ancient Egyptian culture and art. Take a journey through time as the displays show items in chronological order, from the 4th-century BC to the 3rd-century AD. Together with your guide, discover the mysterious and magical side of the Egyptian Empire on this gripping tour. See the spectacular Tomb of Kha, a tomb builder to the pharaohs, which dates to 3,500 BC. Admire the sarcophagi, statues, sundries, and furniture, as well as astonishingly well-preserved items such as salted meat and a pottery bowl with the remains of tamarind and grapes. Next, head to the Drovetti Collection of papyrus sheets, which is considered by some as the most important in the world. Finally, visit the Ellesija Temple, a rock-hewn temple that is more than 3,500-years-old. Learn about how the temple was built for Pharaoh Tuthmosis III and was saved from Nile flooding before it was moved to Italy in 1966. During the visit, feel free to take a break at the museum cafeteria and at the end don't forget to stop at the marvelous souvenir shop.

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Turin: Guided Egyptian Museum Tour

4. Turin: Guided Egyptian Museum Tour

The Egyptian Museum of Turin is the oldest museum in the world, entirely dedicated to the Egyptian civilization. This museum is considered the second-most-important in the world, after that of Cairo. Discover the museum throughout a 2-hour guided tour. As you travel, unique collections, papyri, mummies, stories, and intrigues of the ancient civilization of the Pharaohs will be revealed to you. Together with the tour guide, admire spectacular discoveries such as ancient mummies and the magnificent jewelry of the pharaohs. As you travel through the museum your guide will also impart to you the anecdotes of centuries of Egyptian civilizations.

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Egyptian Museum of Turin: Skip-the-Line Group Tour

5. Egyptian Museum of Turin: Skip-the-Line Group Tour

Meet your guide at Piazza Carignano (in front of the statue) and then skip the long lines to enter Turin's Egyptian Museum. The Egyptian Museum in Turin is the most important of its kind in the world after the one in Cairo and the oldest museum devoted entirely to ancient Egyptian culture. Home to over 30,000 artifacts that narrate 5,000 years of Ancient Egyptian history, the collection includes art, religious relics, and items from everyday life during the time of the great pharaohs. Your guide will take you on an exciting journey through the museum's exhibits. The group tour is only available on Saturdays and in Italian.

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Torino+Piemonte Card: 3 days

6. Torino+Piemonte Card: 3 days

Buy a 3-day card to Turin and Piemonte and you will get access to a wealth of attractions in the region, including museums, monuments, exhibitions, fortresses, castles, and royal residences. It is the ideal tool for any Turin vacation allowing you to discover the amazing beauties of Turin and Piedmont in an easy and economical way. Plus, enjoy reductions to plenty of great tourist sights in Turin, such as the panoramic lift in the Mole Antonelliana, the Rack Sassi and Superga. The card even includes a reduction on adult tickets at City Sightseeing Torino. More benefits include car rentals at affordable rates, and reductions on sports equipment, outdoor activities, and theme parks. The card includes free entrance to main cultural sites including museums, monuments, castles, fortresses, and royal residences in Turin and Piedmont, including: • Basilica Di Superga: Appartamento Reale E Reali Tombe Di Casa Savoia • Borgo e Rocca Medievale • Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea • GAM - Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea • Juventus Museum • La Venaria Reale • MAO - Museo d’Arte Orientale • MAUTO - Museo dell'Automobile di Torino • Musei Reali di Torino, Museo della Sindone • Museo di Antropologia Criminale "Cesare Lombroso" • Museo di Arti Decorative Fondazione Accorsi • Ometto, Museo Diocesano di Torino • Museo Egizio • Museo Nazionale del Cinema • Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano • Museo Nazionale della Montagna • Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi • Palazzo Madama • Museo Civico d'Arte Antica • Pinacoteca dell'Accademia Albertina • Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli Please note, always check the opening days and times of the museums

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Turin: Royal Palace Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

7. Turin: Royal Palace Entry Ticket and Guided Tour

Meet your guide then head inside the Royal Palace of Turin, a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. Start off with an introduction to the Savoy Royal Family, who once lived here. Enjoy a tour of the Mirror Room and the Ballroom, where the Savoys spent most of their time. Admire the richly decorated interior and luxurious furnishings as you listen to stories of what life was like in the Royal Apartments. Next, wander through the Royal Armory, which houses one of the world’s largest collection of weapons. Finally, visit the Royal Library, home to over 200,000 books, maps, engravings, and drawings.

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Turin: 1.5-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

8. Turin: 1.5-Hour City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Discover Turin on a 1.5-hour tour and admire the impressive monuments and famous squares as well as off-the-beaten-track gems with commentary from your expert guide. Visit main squares like the incredible Piazza San Carlo, the Piazza Carignano, and the Piazza Castello. Explore hidden courtyards and navigate the winding streets of the old city. As you stroll, hear the charming stories and anecdotes of the city from your local guide. Learn about Turin's chocolate traditions, the story behind Turin's Egyptian Museum, and why there is a bull's head on every fountain. Feel free to ask your guide for recommendations on Turin's many attractions.

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Royal Palace of Turin: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

9. Royal Palace of Turin: Skip-the-Line Ticket and Guided Tour

Visit one of Turin's most opulent sights on a guided tour. See the former residence of the Royal House of Savoy, including the Royal Armory, the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, and the palace gardens. Meet your guide in front of the Royal Palace and head inside without waiting in line thanks to a priority entry ticket. Explore the palace interior and marvel at the luxurious decorations and furnishings. See the royal apartments, ballroom, throne hall, and gallery. View the World's largest collection of weapons held at the Royal Armory, visit the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, and enjoy the beautiful palace gardens.

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Unique 3-Hour Underground Walking Tour of Turin

10. Unique 3-Hour Underground Walking Tour of Turin

Turin, in the beautiful northwest of Italy, is a magical place with a rich culture and history. On this walking tour, in only three hours, participants are able to experience this wonderful city and its expansive history from a unique perspective – underground. The tour will lead you many meters below the surface of the city to discover a subterranean layer that is as interesting as it is mysterious. This is your chance to explore the ancient underworld of Turin. You will get to experience the city's underground tunnels, discover the city’s many fascinating underground cellars, see the large ice depots that were once used in past times of war and famine, and much more. This tour is definitely a special opportunity for visitors to experience this amazing city in a whole different and memorable way. Prepare to descend below the surface and see for yourself!

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Frequently asked questions about Turin

Planning Your Visit

  • Rent A Car & Take Day Trips from Turin

    The surrounding areas are charming. Check out Venaria, Racconigi or Stupinigi, or head to Asti for a slow food restaurant. All cities are great for wine tasting.

  • Weather and What to Wear

    Italy’s weather can be quite unpredictable in the north, so bring a light sweater and a pair of comfortable shoes.

Good to know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    It's best to visit in springtime, when the weather is warm enough to enjoy walking outdoors, and not too hot to make it uncomfortable, nor too crowded.

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What people are saying about Turin

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,116 reviews

Despite having already visited the Cairo museum, this one in Turin still has a large quantity of finds, even of great value and well preserved. The spaces available for visits, especially the guided ones, should be managed better as the groups often crossed each other creating confusion. However nice experience that I recommend to lovers of the genre.

The Guide was very friendly and helped us a lot with future activities. She even helped us to book a great Restaurant / Store

Easy to pick up from the information center at the main piazza, and it saved a lot of money during these 5 days.

Andrea, the guide, very knowledgeable and passionate. A beautiful experience

Almost all museums for free! Great value for the money.