A city in constant evolution, austere and elegant at the same time, with a unique artistic and cultural heritage: this is Turin.
The capital of Piedmont offers its inhabitants and the many tourists who visit it elegant noble residences of the past, Baroque palaces that leave you speechless, rich and unique museums and monuments of inestimable value: a unique mix between ancient and modern.
Walking through the streets of Turin is like walking through the corridors of a huge museum: the eyes are constantly drawn to something unique and indescribable. Baroque buildings such as Palazzo Madama, Palazzo Reale and Palazzo Carignano alternate with Art Nouveau buildings such as Casa Fenoglio or Palazzo della Vittoria. This picture, already fascinating, is completed by the museums scattered around the city such as the Egyptian Museum, the most important in the world after the one in Cairo and one of the most visited in Italy or the Cinema Museum, which only for its location, inside the Mole Antonelliana, is a real jewel. Lastly, how can we forget the Holy Shroud, the linen cloth that is said to have wrapped the body of Jesus after his death; authentic or not, it certainly represents another jewel that contributes to making the city of Turin special.

Top 10 things to do in Turin

  • Mole Antonelliana – it is the symbol of the city. 167.5 meters high, it was the tallest masonry building in the world until 1908. Today it houses the National Cinema Museum.
  • Palazzo Madama – it is the most representative building in the history of Turin as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the very ancient eastern gate of the first Roman settlement to the castle symbol of Savoy power.
  • Palazzo Reale – the most important Savoyard residence. Built in the center of the city, it represents the symbol of the power of the Savoy dynasty.
  • Parco del Valentino – this is the most famous city park in Turin located along the banks of the river Po; it houses the magnificent Castello del Valentino, an ancient Savoy residence and today the headquarters of the Architecture department of the Turin Polytechnic.
  • Basilica of Superga – located at 637 meters above sea level on the hill of the same name, it is one of the most majestic examples of Piedmontese Baroque. It was built by King Vittorio Amedeo II to celebrate the victory over the French.
  • Reggia di Venaria – located a few kilometers in the Turin hinterland, it is the most important of the Savoy palaces. It was built by Duke Carlo Emanuele II with the aim of making it a base for hunting trips in the hilly Turin moors.
  • Egyptian Museum – this is the most important museum in the world on Egyptian civilization after the one in Cairo. Over 40,000 artifacts are preserved there, including 24 human mummies and 17 animals.
    Holy Shroud – although of controversial authenticity, it is the sheet in which the body of Jesus was wrapped after his death. Exhibited in a chapel of the Turin Cathedral, today it attracts thousands of tourists.
  • Gianduiotti – these chocolates are typical of Turin, invented during the Napoleonic era when, given the high cost of cocoa, the Turin chocolatiers invented a dough with small quantities of cocoa and an abundance of hazelnuts.
  • The “Bicerin” – Coffee, chocolate and milk, the ingredients are known but the recipe is absolutely unknown. If you want to taste this typical hot drink of Turin, you can only go to where it was born, in the historic “Al Bicerin” restaurant in front of the Consolata Sanctuary, in the square of the same name.

Universities in Turin

Università di Torino

Via Verdi, 8 – 10124 Torino

+39 011 6706111

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Politecnico di Torino

Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24 – 10129 Torino

+39 011 090 102

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Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti

Via Accademia Albertina 6 – 10123 Torino

+39 011 88 90 20

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Facoltà teologica dell'Italia Settentrionale - Sezione di Torino

Via XX Settembre, 83 – 10122 Torino

+39 0114360249

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Conservatorio Statale di Musica Giuseppe Verdi

Via G. Mazzini 11 – 10123 Torino

+39 011888470

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IED Torino

Via San Quintino 39 – 10121 Torino

+39 011541111

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