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Turin City Breaks

A historic city with Alpine views

Just an hour's drive from the French border, Turin City boasts a unique feel. Most famous for being the hometown of the former royal family, Turin still has a regal atmosphere with grand boulevards and sophisticated shops and museums. With the Italian Alps as your backdrop, a holiday to Turin City never fails to awe. Architect Le Corbusier even claimed that Turin was 'the city with the most beautiful natural location in the world.' Many consider Turin to be the home and de facto capital of Baroque. Many of the main attractions are Baroque, including the Mole Antonelliana and The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist - home to the famous Turin Shroud (the blanket which is claimed to have been wrapped around the body of Jesus after his crucifixion). Along with the stunning historical sites, Turin has an abundance of cafés, restaurants and cultural delights just waiting for you to discover them.

Your Turin City questions, answered

Walking is the best way to get a feel for the city but there's also buses, trams and metros which run from 5am to 12am.
Turin's water comes from the Alps and is perfectly safe to drink. You'll find plenty of fountains where you can fill up a reusable bottle.
The well-equipped golden stand of Rivera Delle Palme is the closest beach to Turin and can be reached in just over an hour.

Best things to do in Turin City

Visit the Palazzo Reale

The magnificent 16th century Royal Palace sits proudly in the Piazza Castello. After a photo outside, venture in to discover the myriad of ornate rooms.

Explore the museums

The Egyptian Museum is one of Turin's finest and houses an expansive and fascinating collection of artefacts from the ancient dynasty.

Browse at the market

Shop for everything from artisanal food to cheap clothes and unique souvenirs at the Porta Palazzo's huge market near Piazza Castello.