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Sightseeing and landmarks in Metropolitan City of Turin

Art museums

Art Museum
“A must-see for its collection of Buddhist art from India, Nepal, Tibet etc. Included in the Torino-Piemonte Card (free entrance with the card).”
  • 73 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea. Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Art Museum
“It's amazing. I know it's out of Turin but if you have a time and you like contemporary art and architecture, you have to go because it's worth. The location is very particular, it combines an ancient castle with a modern restoration. If you go in the afternoon, you can enjoy the sunset view after the visit.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The museum provides an international cultural offer, organizing exhibitions, cultural events, workshops, roundtables and meetings, with an eye to modern and contemporary art, but considering some incursions into ancient art.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Since 1995 the Foundation has supported young Italian and foreign artists and has promoted contemporary art ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Castle
“It is The widest city park in Torino, perfect for relaxing moments, jogging activities, tourist attractions, kids amusement. It is at 5 min by walk from the apt ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Pinacoteca con le opere d'arte della famiglia reale Savoia || Art Gallery of the Savoy royal family collection”
  • 8 locals recommend

History museums

History Museum
“Looking at Egyptian mummies and art may seem like one of the more unusual things to do in Turin, but, you won't find a better collection anywhere outside of Cairo, and it is Turin's most visited attraction. The Palazzo dell'Accademia delle Scienze houses the Egyptian Museum, whose collections began in 1824 when King Carlo Felice acquired 5,268 artifacts excavated in Egypt. These were supplemented by later expeditions, and today, the collections contain statues of various gods and of pharaohs of the New Kingdom, including Rameses II and King Thutmose III, along with papyruses, painted linens, a group of Shawabti figures and a Shawabti box, canopic vessels, mummies and sarcophagi, and two tomb chambers from Thebes. ”
  • 210 locals recommend
History Museum
“One of the most significant museum of the Italian Risorgimento. The age between 1815 (Wien Congress) and the end of IX Century in which Italy reach its Unification”
  • 27 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The representation of a typical medieval italian village, built in XIX century for the internation exposition to show the typical architecture of Piemonte...lot of things to learn just walking in a pleasant place!”
  • 33 locals recommend
History Museum
“Per gli appassionati di storia e di religione la visita al museo della sindone non può mancare, unica possibilità a Torino.”
  • 26 locals recommend
History Museum
“One of the royal residences in the hill of Turin! Wonderful palace and garden!”
  • 26 locals recommend
History Museum
“If you want to feel "spiritual" you can't miss the Holy Shroud Chapel and Cathedral of Turin”
  • 19 locals recommend
History Museum
“È stato creato nel 1940 con la separazione delle collezioni egizie e quelle greco-romane dell'allora Regio Museo di Antichità greco-romane ed egizie raccolte dai Savoia. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum
“a 5 minuti a piedi: la storia di un marchio, dalle origini a biella fino alla notorietà mondiale nell’ambito dell’abbigliamento e delle calzature sportive. ******** bjorn borg, adriano panatta, boris becker, ingemar stenmark, deborah compagnoni, alberto tomba, giovanni soldini, ferrari, ducati, etc. etc.......***** the history of a brand, from the biella origins to the world wide reputation in the sportswear and footwear field.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Park
“Valentino is the most romantic park in Turin. Along the avenues that run along the Po you come across some characteristic clubs and restaurants overlooking the river called "imbarchini" (where time ago one was possible to rent a boat), the elegant Castello del Valentino and the picturesque Borgo Medievale, a mediveval village reconstruction with walls, drawbridge, craft shops and castle. ”
  • 219 locals recommend
Church
“The Basilica of Superga has been built by will of Duke Vittorio Amedeo II, because of a vow he made to the “Madonna delle Grazie” in 1706, when the city of Turin was putted under siege by the French-Spanish army. The project of the Basilica is by Filippo Juvarra, architect born in Messina who worked for the Savoia House. The baroque complex, inaugurated in 1731, is 75 meters tall, 51 meters long, and is located at 672 meters above sea level. The interior is enriched by six chapels, four altars and a Main Altar, decorated with sculptures and monuments in Carrara marble. Particularly interesting are the numerous altar’s paintings and the dome, inspired to the roman works by Francesco Borromini. In the Vow Chapel, inside the Basilica, is kept the wooden sculpture of the “Madonna delle Grazie”, in front of which Vittorio Amedeo II kneeled and asked for the grace to defeat the French army.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Antica abbazia arrampicata sulle rocce e all'imbocco della Val di Susa con vista drammatica sulla Pianura Padana. An ancient abbey at the top of the rocks, at the entrance of Val di Susa with dramatic view on the Padana Plain.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Park
“Il parco del Valentino e il Borgo Medievale. Un angolo di incanto e di tranquillità per passeggiare sulle rive de fiume Po. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Church
“If monte dei cappuccini wasn't high enough for you, you can always go to the Superga, which is located about 400 miters above the city and it shows a stupendous view across the city and the plain with ofcourse the alps in the background”
  • 31 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“passeggiata lungo fiume fresca e rilassante. Ideale per una corsa mattutina. Proseguendo il percorso si arriva sino al Parco della Colletta.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Post card picture place: best Torino's backdrop photo spot. Easy access from Flat X and Y , just a 10 minutes walking through a park. There is also a Museum: Museo della Montagna inside the Monte dei Cappuccini's monastery, worth a visit since you are there. Called Monte dei Cappuccini because on the top there is a Cappuccini Monks monastery.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Historic sites

Historic Site
“It was originally built in the 16th century and was later modernized by Christine Marie of France in the 17th century, with designs by the Baroque architect Filippo Juvarra. The Royal Garden, north and east of the palace, was designed in 1697 by André le Nôtre, who also created the gardens at Versailles. The Palazzo Reale ticket allows you to view the Galleria Sabauda, the personal art collection of the Savoy monarchy, which was amassed over 400 years and includes gems by Van Dyck, Rubens and Lippi, and the archaeological Museum of Antiquities.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Church
“The Basilica of Superga has been built by will of Duke Vittorio Amedeo II, because of a vow he made to the “Madonna delle Grazie” in 1706, when the city of Turin was putted under siege by the French-Spanish army. The project of the Basilica is by Filippo Juvarra, architect born in Messina who worked for the Savoia House. The baroque complex, inaugurated in 1731, is 75 meters tall, 51 meters long, and is located at 672 meters above sea level. The interior is enriched by six chapels, four altars and a Main Altar, decorated with sculptures and monuments in Carrara marble. Particularly interesting are the numerous altar’s paintings and the dome, inspired to the roman works by Francesco Borromini. In the Vow Chapel, inside the Basilica, is kept the wooden sculpture of the “Madonna delle Grazie”, in front of which Vittorio Amedeo II kneeled and asked for the grace to defeat the French army.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Mole is the symbol of Turin and also one of the tallest building in the city. The spectacular panoramic lift offers a unique setting overlooking the city skyline, hills and Alps. After admiring Turin from the top, it is time to go down to visit the Museum of Cinema, where to relive the story through multimedia installations and reconstructions of cult movies”
  • 82 locals recommend
Plaza
“Turin's central square is lined with museums, theatres and cafes. The city's Savoy heart, although laid out from the mid-1300s, was mostly constructed from the 16th to 18th centuries. From the square you can admire some of the most important town buildings: the austere Royal Palace, the beautiful Madama Palace, the Teatro Regio, the Palace of the Regional Council, the Government’s Palace, the Secretariats, the Royal Armory and the Royal Library, containing the famous self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci. Piazza Castello is also the meeting point of the four major streets of Turin: Via Roma, Via Pietro Micca, Via Po and Via Garibaldi, one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Castle
“Savoy Royal Residences, located in Torino and its surroundings, are a journey along monumental architecture styles between XVII and XVIII century, and an expression of monarchy ideology.. Added to UNESCO world heritage list since 1997”
  • 37 locals recommend
Plaza
“Turin's central square is lined with museums, theatres and cafes. The city's Savoy heart, although laid out from the mid-1300s, was mostly constructed from the 16th to 18th centuries. From the square you can admire some of the most important town buildings: the austere Royal Palace, the beautiful Madama Palace, the Teatro Regio, the Palace of the Regional Council, the Government’s Palace, the Secretariats, the Royal Armory and the Royal Library, containing the famous self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci. Piazza Castello is also the meeting point of the four major streets of Turin: Via Roma, Via Pietro Micca, Via Po and Via Garibaldi, one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Symbol of the city, hosts the beautiful cinema museum and an internal lift offers the opportunity to appreciate a stunning city view”
  • 30 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Antica abbazia arrampicata sulle rocce e all'imbocco della Val di Susa con vista drammatica sulla Pianura Padana. An ancient abbey at the top of the rocks, at the entrance of Val di Susa with dramatic view on the Padana Plain.”
  • 30 locals recommend

Libraries

Church
“A place inside the city that's just high enough to show you a view of the whole city with it's alps mountains in the background”
  • 54 locals recommend
Library
“Se siete a Torino per qualche giorno non potete non fare tappa in uno dei caffè storici della città: ( 1 Caffè Confetteria Al Bicerin, 2 Caffè Gelateria Fiorio, 3 Caffè San Carlo, 4 Caffè confetteria Baratti & Milano, 5 Caffè Torino, 6 Caffè Mulassano, 7 Caffè Platti . Gli antichi locali ottocenteschi dove poter assaporare le delizie tipiche del capoluogo piemontese. Potrete gustare al loro interno, tra specchi antichi, tappezzerie di raso, eleganti candelieri e piatti di porcellana, alcune delle specialità torinesi e fare un piccolo viaggio nel tempo. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Una delle più importanti istituzioni culturali della città, è Patrimonio dell'umanità riconosciuto dall'UNESCO || One of the most important cultural institutions of the city, is recognized by UNESCO World Heritage Site”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“All'interno di uno dei palazzi storici torinesi vi è la biblioteca musicale.... vi è la possibilità di ascoltare la musica che si preferisce in tutto il parco richiedendo all'ingresso le cuffie.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“ Una delle più importanti biblioteche italiane, risale al 1720, quando Vittorio Amedeo II di Savoia diede vita alla Regia Biblioteca Universitaria, dichiarata biblioteca nazionale nel 1873.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“E' possibile prendere in prestito i libri, leggere i giornali, utilizzare i PC e molto altro.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“Il punto di riferimento da sempre dei torinesi per avere una prospettiva differente della città!”
  • 1 local recommends
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