Things to do in
Turin

Piedmont's capital is a bustling hub with museums, theatres, and cafés dating back to the 1300s.

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Torino+Piemonte Card: 2 days

1. Torino+Piemonte Card: 2 days

Buy a 2-day card to Turin and Piemonte and you will get access to a wealth of attractions in the region, including museums, monuments, exhibitions, fortresses, castles and royal residences. It is the ideal tool for any Turin vacation allowing you to discover the amazing beauties of Turin and Piedmont in an easy and economical way. Plus, enjoy reductions to plenty of great tourist sights in Turin, such as the panoramic lift in the Mole Antonelliana, the Rack Sassi and Superga. The card even includes a reduction on adult tickets at City Sightseeing Torino. More benefits include car rentals at affordable rates, and reductions on sports equipment, outdoor activities, and theme parks. The card includes free entrance to the main cultural sites including museums, monuments, castles, fortresses, and royal residences in Turin and Piedmont, including: • Basilica Di Superga: Appartamento Reale E Reali Tombe Di Casa Savoia • Borgo e Rocca Medievale • Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea • GAM - Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea • Juventus Museum • La Venaria Reale • MAO - Museo d’Arte Orientale • MAUTO - Museo dell'Automobile di Torino • Musei Reali di Torino, Museo della Sindone • Museo di Antropologia Criminale "Cesare Lombroso" • Museo di Arti Decorative Fondazione Accorsi • Ometto, Museo Diocesano di Torino • Museo Egizio • Museo Lavazza • Museo Nazionale del Cinema • Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano • Museo Nazionale della Montagna • Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi • Palazzo Madama • Museo Civico d'Arte Antica • Pinacoteca dell'Accademia Albertina • Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli Please always check the opening days and times of the museums.

Torino+Piemonte Card: 3 days

2. Torino+Piemonte Card: 3 days

Buy a 3-day card to Turin and Piemonte and you will get access to a wealth of attractions in the region, including museums, monuments, exhibitions, fortresses, castles, and royal residences. It is the ideal tool for any Turin vacation allowing you to discover the amazing beauties of Turin and Piedmont in an easy and economical way. Plus, enjoy reductions to plenty of great tourist sights in Turin, such as the panoramic lift in the Mole Antonelliana, the Rack Sassi and Superga. The card even includes a reduction on adult tickets at City Sightseeing Torino. More benefits include car rentals at affordable rates, and reductions on sports equipment, outdoor activities, and theme parks. The card includes free entrance to main cultural sites including museums, monuments, castles, fortresses, and royal residences in Turin and Piedmont, including: • Basilica Di Superga: Appartamento Reale E Reali Tombe Di Casa Savoia • Borgo e Rocca Medievale • Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea • GAM - Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea • Juventus Museum • La Venaria Reale • MAO - Museo d’Arte Orientale • MAUTO - Museo dell'Automobile di Torino • Musei Reali di Torino, Museo della Sindone • Museo di Antropologia Criminale "Cesare Lombroso" • Museo di Arti Decorative Fondazione Accorsi • Ometto, Museo Diocesano di Torino • Museo Egizio • Museo Nazionale del Cinema • Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano • Museo Nazionale della Montagna • Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi • Palazzo Madama • Museo Civico d'Arte Antica • Pinacoteca dell'Accademia Albertina • Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli Please note, always check the opening days and times of the museums

Turin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24 or 48-Hour Ticket

3. Turin Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24 or 48-Hour Ticket

If you're looking for a single solution to discover and get to know Turin, jump onboard a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Enjoy the charm of a city that boasts over 2,000 years of history yet still has a very modern edge to it. With 3 different routes to choose from, or a combination of them, this really is an ideal way to get up-close to the city. Line A covers the city center of Turin – hop on board and be fascinated by the National Cinema Museum, the Egyptian Museum, and the hill overlooking the Po river with the Valentino Park. The B line brings you closer to the unexpected Turin and is the fastest way to reach unexplored sites and discover the new face of the city. The renewed Automobile Museum, Lingotto, Eataly and the Olympic venues are along this route. The C line covers royal residences and will lead you to the Juventus Stadium Museum, the Royal Residence of Venaria, La Mandria Castle and Nuvola Lavazza Line A 1) Piazza Castello 2) Mole Antonellina 3) Villa della Regina 4) Monte dei Cappuccini 5) Borgo Medievale 6) Parco del Valentino 7) Piazza Carlo Felice 8) Duomo Line B 1) Piazza Castello 2) Museo Scienze Naturali 3) Parco del Valentino 4) Museo dell'Automobile 5) Pinacoteca Agnelli-Lingotto-Arco Olimpico 6) Stazione FS Lingotto 7) Stadio Olimpico e Palaolimpico 8) Officine Grandi Riparazioni 9) Museo Pietro Micca Line C 1) Piazza Castello 2) Museo Pietro Micca 3) Allianz Stadium & Juventus Museum 4) La Venaria Reale 5) Porta Palazzo 6) Nuvola Lavazza

Turin: Guided Egyptian Museum Tour

4. Turin: Guided Egyptian Museum Tour

The Egyptian Museum of Turin is the oldest museum in the world, entirely dedicated to the Egyptian civilization. This museum is considered the second-most-important in the world, after that of Cairo. Discover the museum throughout a 2-hour guided tour. As you travel, unique collections, papyri, mummies, stories, and intrigues of the ancient civilization of the Pharaohs will be revealed to you. Together with the tour guide, admire spectacular discoveries such as ancient mummies and the magnificent jewelry of the pharaohs. As you travel through the museum your guide will also impart to you the anecdotes of centuries of Egyptian civilizations.

Egyptian Museum of Turin: Skip-the-Line Group Tour

5. Egyptian Museum of Turin: Skip-the-Line Group Tour

Meet your guide at Piazza Carignano (in front of the statue) and then skip the long lines to enter Turin's Egyptian Museum. The Egyptian Museum in Turin is the most important of its kind in the world after the one in Cairo and the oldest museum devoted entirely to ancient Egyptian culture. Home to over 30,000 artifacts that narrate 5,000 years of Ancient Egyptian history, the collection includes art, religious relics, and items from everyday life during the time of the great pharaohs. Your guide will take you on an exciting journey through the museum's exhibits. The group tour is only available on Saturdays and in Italian.

Turin: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

6. Turin: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Explore the Egyptian Museum in Turin on this skip-the-line guided tour. See the stunning gallery of Ramses II, learn about ancient Egyptian culture, and discover the history of Turin's connection with Egypt. Begin your journey back in time outside the Egyptian Museum of Turin in the center of town. Skip the long line by entering with your guide, and follow them through the fascinating museum. Walk past mummies, marvel at sarcophagi, and lose yourself in the over 40,000 artifacts in the museum. Continue to the statue of Ramses II, arranged just as it was when archaeologists unearthed it in Egypt. Finish your tour with a stroll through the sphinx corridor.

Turin: Magic Tour

7. Turin: Magic Tour

Turin has two souls: one linked to white magic, the other to evil black magic. Explore them both with a guide during a "magical mystery tour." Begin your tour in Piazza Statuto, the "hearth of darkness." This part of Turin was considered an unlucky area and used as a burial site by the Romans that founded the city. At sunset, drive past scary stone monsters, sinister architecture, unusual statues adorning ancient buildings, and learn about a lesser-known detail of the Duomo, which houses the famous Holy Shroud.

Turin: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

8. Turin: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Skip the long lines to the magnificent Royal Palace of Turin with fast-track tickets on this guided tour. Meet your guide at the entrance of the Royal Palace. Retrace the steps of the royal Savoy family who lived here during their reign in the 1800s and early 1900s. Imagine what life here might have been like as you tour the throne room, bed chambers, ballroom, and more. Admire the palace's impressive architecture and intricate details while learning about its history, which dates back to the 16th century. Hear stories of the events and ceremonies that took place at the Palace of Turin. Learn about the period that led up to Italy becoming a republic in 1946. Continue to the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, a stunning Baroque-Style chapel built to house the Shroud. Unfortunately, the Shroud was destroyed in a fire in 1997. Nevertheless, the building is still worth a visit to admire its interior and rich history.

Unique 3-Hour Underground Walking Tour of Turin

9. Unique 3-Hour Underground Walking Tour of Turin

Turin, in the beautiful northwest of Italy, is a magical place with a rich culture and history. On this walking tour, in only three hours, participants are able to experience this wonderful city and its expansive history from a unique perspective – underground. The tour will lead you many meters below the surface of the city to discover a subterranean layer that is as interesting as it is mysterious. This is your chance to explore the ancient underworld of Turin. You will get to experience the city's underground tunnels, discover the city’s many fascinating underground cellars, see the large ice depots that were once used in past times of war and famine, and much more. This tour is definitely a special opportunity for visitors to experience this amazing city in a whole different and memorable way. Prepare to descend below the surface and see for yourself!

Turin: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Mystery Tour

10. Turin: Egyptian Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Mystery Tour

Meet your guide and enter the building with a skip-the-line ticket. Explore the exhibitions dedicated exclusively to ancient Egyptian culture and art. Take a journey through time as the displays show items in chronological order, from the 4th-century BC to the 3rd-century AD. Together with your guide, discover the mysterious and magical side of the Egyptian Empire on this gripping tour. See the spectacular Tomb of Kha, a tomb builder to the pharaohs, which dates to 3,500 BC. Admire the sarcophagi, statues, sundries, and furniture, as well as astonishingly well-preserved items such as salted meat and a pottery bowl with the remains of tamarind and grapes. Next, head to the Drovetti Collection of papyrus sheets, which is considered by some as the most important in the world. Finally, visit the Ellesija Temple, a rock-hewn temple that is more than 3,500-years-old. Learn about how the temple was built for Pharaoh Tuthmosis III and was saved from Nile flooding before it was moved to Italy in 1966. During the visit, feel free to take a break at the museum cafeteria and at the end don't forget to stop at the marvelous souvenir shop.

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Planning Your Visit

  • Rent A Car & Take Day Trips from Turin

    The surrounding areas are charming. Check out Venaria, Racconigi or Stupinigi, or head to Asti for a slow food restaurant. All cities are great for wine tasting.

  • Weather and What to Wear

    Italy’s weather can be quite unpredictable in the north, so bring a light sweater and a pair of comfortable shoes.

Good to know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    It's best to visit in springtime, when the weather is warm enough to enjoy walking outdoors, and not too hot to make it uncomfortable, nor too crowded.

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What people are saying about Turin

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 3,562 reviews

Sophia gave us the most amazing tour to the Royal Palace and the Egyptian Museum. She was kind knowledgeable and patient. Whenever you book your tour make sure to ask for her - you won't be disappointed.

Great experience! Very informative guide, spoke both in English and in Italian. Showed us best places in town and told us cool stories about the town and architecture.

Consiglio assolutamente di fare questo tour. La nostra tour guide oltre che espertissima in materia e stata super gentle, molto divertente, disponibile e carinissima.

Excellent value for money. Worth doing if you plan to visit the main museums and then you can add in other things.

Carol was knowledgeable, clear and down to earth. She was happy to answer questions and relaxed.