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Things to do in Turin

Turin is a city in Italy that is located towards the north and is one of the most important business and cultural hubs of the region. It is located on the left bank of the Po River and is in front of the Susa Valley. Turin has a total population of 2.2 million people and receives thousands of tourists every year who visit the place for the art and architecture.

Turin Italy

The capital of the Piedmont region, Turin is located on the bank of the Po River. The city has a rich history and is known all over the world for its churches, museums, art galleries, palaces, libraries and theatres, which is why there are so many things to do in Turin. You can get started by exploring the architecture that has been done in baroque, renaissance, neo classical, and rococo style. Did you know that Turin is the chocolate capital of the country and is where Nutella was created (another reason to fall in love with the place). Make sure that you try the gianduiotti and the bicerin or visit the CioccolaTo, which is a chocolate fair that lasts for ten days. Other things to do in Turin are also food related and include trying the bagna càuda, bollito misto, and the fritto misto. The city has a number of different museums and galleries, so you can explore them and take guided tours or can simply head to the parks and gardens to unwind. Some of the must visit places are La Venaria, Palazzo Carignano, Palazzo Madama, and the Palazzo Reale.


Shroud of Turin


Home to old buildings, big boulevards, beautiful palaces, well kept parks and amazing art galleries and famous for the Turin Shroud. In order to get to the city, you can travel by plane and land at the Turin International Airport or can travel by travel by train, s the city has three railway stations, Lingotto FS, Porta Nuova, and the Porta Susa. Some of the must visit places in the city are Egyptian Museum, Mole Antonelliana, Museo dell'Automobile, Palazzo Carignano, Palazzo Madama, Porta Palazzo market, Quadrilatero Romano, River Po Park, The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and the The National Cinema Museum. Turin has a number of shops, so if you want to go shopping, visit the 8 Gallery and Eataly,Le Gru, Porta Palazzo, and The Quadrilatero Romano. Since Italy is famous for its food, you should definitely visit the local eateries like the Basso Trenta Caffè dell Orologio, Birrificio Torino, Fratelli La Cozza, Gennaro Esposito, Giusti Mauro, John Joy Restaurant, Ristorante Del Cambio, and the Vinicola Al Sorij. If you are looking for accommodation, you can consider Hotel Bologna, Hotel Due Mondi, Hotel Victoria, Principi di Piemonte, and The Grand Hotel Sitea.

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Mole Antonelliana

Mole Antonelliana

If you are visiting Italy, it I important you know that Mole Antonelliana is one of the most important landmarks in Turin and is named of the architect who built it, who goes by the name of Alessandro Antonelli. The construction of the place began in 1863 but ended in 1889. It was originally a synagogue, but today is home to the Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and has the privilege of being the tallest museum in the world.

Some of the things to do in Mole Antonelliana include learning about the history of the place that dates back to 1848, when the idea of the synagogue was conceived. The Jewish community hired the architect and a budget of 280,000 liras was set. A series of negotiations took place and due to problems the construction work was stopped and the Jewish community backed out, which is when the city administration took control.

Some of the other things to do in Mole Antonelliana include visiting the Chocolat Torteria Gofreria, Museo della Radio e della Televisione, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and the Powertours Segway Torino. The building has been featured in the movie After Midnight (2004), which added to its popularity.

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Museo Egizio

Museo Egizio

If you are planning a visit to Italy, and will be going to Turin, it is highly recommended that you add the Museo Egizio to your list of must visit places. The Museo Egizio is a museum and what is special about this place is that it specializes in Egyptian anthropology and archaeology. It has over 30,000 artifacts, and in the year 2005, it was visited by 554,911 visitors.

Some of the things to do in Museo Egizio include looking at the exhibitions and learning bout he history of the place. It had opened in 1824, and since then has some of the best collection of Egyptian goods outside Cairo. Some of the things that you should definitely have a look at include the statue of Ramses II, the papyrus collection, and everyday items that were found from the tomb of Kha.

The museum has photographs, and documentaries about the excavations that took place in the 20th century. It is a chronological narrative and extremely informative, which is why it is recommended that you attend it. Now that you know the location and the things to do in Museo Egizio, make sure you visit it.

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National Museum of Cinema

National Museum of Cinema

If there is one place that you should not miss out on when in Turin, it is the National Museum of Cinema. The place is basically a motion picture museum that has been fitted outside the tower of Mole Antonelliana. The place is looked after by the Maria Adriana Prolo Foundation and is one of the most visited museums in the world, visited by 532,196 visitors in 2008 alone.

The things to do in National Museum of Cinema include having a look at the pre-cinematographic optical devices, which was used before the current technologies were employed and also includes magic lanterns, and actual objects that were used in old Italian movies. The place has five levels and you can have a look at some of eh areas that are dedicated to the film crew and also have a number of chapels that represent different genres.

Some of the other things to do in National Museum of Cinema include having a look at the collection of film devices and posters. You should know that the museum hosts different film events too, so make sure you visit the place.

Italy is a country that boasts beautiful architecture, churches, palaces, and museums. If you are planning on going to the country and will be visiting Turin, it is recommended that you add Palazzo Madama e Casaforte degli Acaja to the list of must visit places. The place gets its name from the things it received from two queens who belonged to the House of Savoy.

The things to do in Palazzo Madama e Casaforte degli Acaja include exploring the museum and learning about the history of the place. Back in the 1st century AD, the land of the palace was takesn by the gate in the Roman walls and after a while the building became the possession of the Savoia-Acaja. Throughout history the palace has had different uses it was residence and also became the headquarters of the provisional French government.

Other things to do in Palazzo Madama e Casaforte degli Acaja include exploring the architecture of the place. The Palazzo Madama is home to the Museo Civico d'Arte Antica and includes things like church ornaments, decorative art, paintings, porcelain, and statues. Make sure you visit the place.

Italy is famous for its beautiful buildings and architecture. So if you’re planning to go there, and are looking for places to visit, don’t forget to add the Royal Palace of Turin to the list. It is located in Turin in northern Italy, and was the palace of the house of Savoy. It was built back in the 16th century but renovation work took place in the 17th century.

The things to do in Royal Palace of Turin include learning about the history of the place and exploring the beautiful building. You should know that the architect of the building was Filippo Juvarra, who did it in Baroque style. You should explore the Palazzo Chiablese and the Chapel of the Holy Shroud. In 1946, the building was changed into a museum, whereas in 1997, it was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

Some of the other things to do in Royal Palace of Turin include exploring the "Museum of the Life and Works of the House of Savoy" and having a look at the tapestries, antique vases, and arms. Don’t forget to check out the royal gates and the spiral dome at the Chapel of the Holy Shroud.