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Tourist Attractions in Turin

The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Turin

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About Turin

Turin grew out of a small Roman colony. From the 10th century, the city was ruled by the Dukes of Savoy, and after the victory of the movement for the unification of Italy, it was the capital of the Kingdom of Italy for 4 years. During the reign of the Savoy dynasty in Turin appeared such masterpieces of architecture as Palazzo Reale, Castel Valentino and Villa della Regina. In the XV-XVIII centuries. were erected picturesque temples, which still adorn the historic neighbourhoods of the city.

In Turin there is one of the best museums of Egyptian culture in the world, the shroud of Jesus Christ himself and a magnificent car collection with rare cars. Also in Turin was born the famous team “Juventus”, whose victories at the championships never cease to delight fans.

Top-20 Tourist Attractions in Turin

Piazza Castello

The architectural ensemble of Piazza Castello was formed by the end of the 16th century. It was designed by the architect A. Vitozzi. The square is surrounded by the Royal Theatre, the Palazzo Madama Castle, the Royal Palace, the Armoury, the Government House and the Library. The four main streets of Turin run in different directions from here. The square is also home to the Cathedral of St John the Baptist (San Giovanni Battista).

Piazza San Carlo

One of the main squares of Turin. It was created in the 17th century after the city became the capital of Savoy. Because of the new status, there was a significant expansion of the urban space. The shape of the area was finalised by the middle of the 19th century, with the installation of the monument to Duke Emmanuel Philibert, the ruler of Savoy. Piazza San Carlo was reconstructed in 2006 before the Turin Olympic Games.

Mole Antonelliana

47043 reviews
A tall tower that dominates the city centre. It can be easily seen from anywhere in Turin. The tower was designed by the ambitious architect A. Antonelliano in the 19th century. The master received an order from the Jewish community to build a synagogue, but was unable to complete the grandiose project, as he died in the process of work. As a result, the Jews refused to finance the work and the tower was bought by the city authorities. In the 20th century, the tower became the site of a cinema museum.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Royal Palace of Turin

6494 reviews
The royal palace of the Savoy royal family. The palazzo was rebuilt from an old bishop’s palace commissioned by Duke Emmanuel Philibert in the 17th century. The elegant royal residence is considered one of the most elegant Baroque creations. The site is included in the UNESCO heritage lists. One of the wings of the palazzo houses an art gallery made up of paintings that once belonged to the Dukes of Savoy.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Palazzo Madama

9610 reviews
The palace is located in Piazza Castello in central Turin. It was built in the 13th century on the site of Roman buildings. In its long history, the palazzo has been used as a prison, a guest castle, a residence for dowager rulers, an art gallery and a meeting place for the Piedmontese parliament. The building has two different facades. The first is in the style of a medieval castle, the second in the Baroque style.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Palazzo Carignano

3694 reviews
A palace complex of impressive proportions, built in the 17th century for the Carignano family, the youngest branch of the Savoy dynasty. It was here that Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of united Italy, was born in 1820. In the XIX century the palace was the seat of the parliament, now the building houses a museum. The palazzo was built of red brick in the Baroque style, designed by G. Guarini.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Castello del Valentino

1170 reviews
A French-style castle used as one of the residences of the Dukes of Savoy. It was rebuilt in the 17th century by Christina of France. By the 19th century, the dilapidated castle was taken over by the local university. After restoration works, the 1900 Turin Motor Show was held on its territory. Currently, Chateau Valentino is home to the University’s Faculty of Architecture.

Villa della Regina

4646 reviews
One of the many palaces of the Dukes of Savoy, built in the 16th century. The mansion was built for Victor Amadeus I’s brother Maurice, but soon the ruler’s widow moved in and the rebellious relative fled to Spain. The Dukes of Savoy owned Villa della Regina until the second half of the XIX century, then the building was sold. In the middle of the 20th century, the property together with the land went to the state.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Basilica of Superga

14612 reviews
A picturesque 18th century Baroque church built under Victor Amadeus II, designed by F. Jouvarre. The ruler vowed on the top of Superga Hill in 1706 that if he defeated the French, he would build a church in honour of the Virgin Mary. The result of this vow was the construction of a basilica, as the French were eventually defeated. Many members of the Savoy dynasty are buried on the grounds of the temple.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:30 – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:30 – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:30 – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:30 – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:30 – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:30 – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:30 – 6:00 PM

Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

5311 reviews
Turin Cathedral of the 15th century, built on the site of a Roman amphitheatre and three early Christian churches of the 6th to 7th centuries. The cathedral is a famous place of pilgrimage. The cathedral complex includes the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, where one of the most important Christian relics, the Shroud of Turin, is kept. It is believed that Jesus’ body was wrapped in this piece of cloth after he was taken down from the cross. The cathedral was designed by B. di Francesco.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM, 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 3:00 – 7:30 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 3:00 – 7:30 PM

Santuario della Consolata

2781 reviews
The temple dates back to the middle of the 17th century and was built on the site of an earlier church designed by G. Gvarini, one of the best masters of the Baroque era. The most valuable relic of the temple is the icon of the Madonna and Child, which dates from the IV-V century and is considered to be miraculous. The Santuario della Consolata has undergone several restorations between the 18th and 20th centuries. The observation square on the roof of the temple offers a magnificent view of Turin.
Open time
Monday: 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Saturday: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM – 8:30 PM

Chiesa Parrocchiale della Gran Madre di Dio

5993 reviews
The temple is located at the top of Capuchin Hill. It is believed to stand on the very spot where the Holy Grail is hidden. Many superstitions and mystical legends are associated with the church. The building was constructed between 1827-31 in honour of the return from exile of King Victor Emmanuel I of Sardinia. The portico of the main entrance is supported by classical Corinthian columns, the whole building is reminiscent of the Roman Pantheon.
Open time
Monday: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Real Chiesa di San Lorenzo

663 reviews
A 17th century temple designed by G. Gvarini and F. Juvar. The Baroque façade of the building in light yellow colours fits perfectly into the architectural ensemble of Piazza Castello. The exterior of the church is characterised by a large number of stucco and decorative details. The building is crowned with an octagonal dome. The interior of the church is decorated with valuable paintings, statues, sculptures and antique furniture.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 3:30 – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 3:30 – 6:00 PM

Palatine Gate

1506 reviews
An ancient gate dating back to the 1st century BC. During the Roman Empire, it was the gateway to the city from the north. The Palatine Gate is located in the Archaeological Park, an excavation area created in 2006. The statues of Emperors Octavian Augustus and Julius Caesar, installed opposite the gate, were created in 1934. They are copies of the original sculptures, which have not survived to this day.

Teatro Regio di Torino

4404 reviews
Turin’s opera house, built in the 18th century to a design by F. Jouvarre. After a few years of operation, the theatre was closed by order of the king and the building was used as a warehouse. Under Napoleon Bonaparte, the opera stage began to fulfil its direct functions again. In the XX century, the theatre burned twice, which left only the facade of the original building. After reconstruction, the renovated opera opened in 1973. Maria Callas sang at the premiere performance.
Open time
Monday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Egyptian Museum

50069 reviews
The largest collection in Europe dedicated to the culture and history of Egyptian civilisation. In terms of variety and richness of exposition, the Egyptian Museum of Turin is second only to the museum of the same name in Cairo. The exposition began with the private collection of Charles Emmanuel III, who was a keen collector of ancient Egyptian artefacts. The museum holdings include valuable papyri, mummies, statues, jewellery from the tombs of pharaohs and much more.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile

16579 reviews
More than 200 cars from different European countries are exhibited in the museum. There are Italian cars of the late 19th century, Ferrari cars, elegant Alfa Romeo cars, Rolls-Royce models, as well as cars participating in famous races of the early 20th century. The museum was created in 1932 by the Italian aristocrat-collector C. B. di Ruffia. Its exposition is among the TOP-50 best museums in the world.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Museum of Oriental Art

3794 reviews
The museum exposition is devoted to the art of China, South and South-East Asia, Tibet, Japan and Islamic countries. The time period covered by the collection is 3000 BC. -XVIII-XIX centuries. Chinese ceramics, Japanese wooden statues, rare manuscripts, sculptures, paintings, books, bronze articles, Ottoman velvet and other valuable objects of art and everyday life are exhibited in the halls of the museum.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Allianz Stadium

49689 reviews
The city’s football stadium, home of the famous Juventus team. The complex was opened in 2011, it was built to replace the old arena “Delle Alpi”, which no longer met the demands of players and fans. “Juventus” is designed for 41 thousand spectators, during its construction all current requirements for safety and comfort were taken into account. Due to the special shape of the structure, the playing field is perfectly illuminated.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Parco della Pellerina

8122 reviews
A city park in the western part of Turin, covering an area of about 83 hectares. The park was named in honour of one of the professors of the University of Turin, M. Carrara, who did not swear an oath to Mussolini. The place is better known because of the unofficial name “pelerina” in honour of the cheese factory of the same name, which is nearby. The park has several football fields, a swimming pool, rollerblading tracks and tennis courts.
Open time
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours