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Turin is proud of its records, from being the first capital of Italy and one of the first cities producing national movies to hosting the most important Egyptian Museum in the world (after Cairo!) Throw in the lively cultural scene and many delicious restaurants and chocolateries, and you'll find more than enough to fill your three days in this vibrant city.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Foodie
  • Like a Local

15 Places

7 City Tips

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15 Places

Day 1

Mole Antonelliana

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings

Via Po

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Pasticceria Abrate

Restaurants

Piazza Vittorio Veneto

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Scapadaca

Restaurants

Day 2

Basilica of Superga

Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Lookouts, Sacred & Religious Sites

Piazza Castello

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Real Chiesa di San Lorenzo

Sacred & Religious Sites

Quadrilatero Romano

Neighbourhoods

Caffe Al Bicerin Dal 1763

Restaurants

Tre galline

Restaurants

Day 3

Piazza San Carlo

Points of Interest & Landmarks

GUIDO GOBINO

Restaurants

Teatro Carignano

Performances

Convitto Cafe Bistrot Torteria

Restaurants

Natalia R's City Tips

  • Bus tickets can also be bought at car park machines — the options menu should be available in English too.
  • You can travel around with one bus ticket for 90 minutes, including one ride on the metro.
  • Avoid taxis as they can be very expensive!
  • For a cheap meal, go for a "pizza al taglio:" a slice of pizza on the go is the best option when walking around.
  • Restaurant kitchens usually open after 7pm.
  • Make sure you do your shopping Monday through Saturday; most shops will be closed on Sundays.
  • Don't worry if it rains and you forget your umbrella: most of the city center has a brilliant network of colonnades to keep you sheltered!
    Day 1
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    Mole Antonelliana
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
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    Natalia R Says:

    Named after the architect Alessandro Antonelli, the Mole Antonelliana soon became the icon of Turin. At 167.5 meters, it's the tallest building in town. It was built at the end of the 19th century and originally used as a synagogue — today it hosts the spectacular National Cinema Museum. You need to jump in the elevator to reach the summit, from which you'll get a breathtaking view of the Alps and Turin.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If you want to bring home a souvenir of the Mole, just keep a two cent Italian euro coin, its image is printed on it.
    • Avoid the elevator if you're afraid of heights: it is entirely transparent and the ride lasts around one minute.
    • You can visit the National Cinema Museum and use the panoramic lift with two different tickets, or buy a combined ticket.
    • When leaving, don't forget to spot the Fibonacci serial number lights by Mario Merz, hanging along the dome.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 460 things to do in Turin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A great view 16/07/2018
    • View over the city 15/07/2018
    • Mole Antonelliana
    Address:
    Via Montebello 20
    10124 Turin
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 011 813 8511
    Other:
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    Via Po
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Natalia R Says:

    Entirely covered by a beautiful colonnade, Via Po links Piazza Castello to the River Po and was built by the architect Amedeo di Castellamonte in the 17th century. Probably the 'youngest' street in the city center: you will be surrounded by joyful students here, walking around between the university and the many shops and cafes.

    Good for
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Walk on the left side as you head towards the river, it's populated by second hand book stalls: you can easily find a bargain.
    • Around number 25, don't miss the second hand music shop: you will find new and old records at a reasonable price.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 460 things to do in Turin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Street 20/06/2018
    • Stunning porticos from the river to the centre 07/06/2018
    • Via Po
    Address:
    Via Po
    Turin
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 391 436 9769
    Other:
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    Pasticceria Abrate
    Restaurants (Italian, Bar, Cafe, Pub)
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    Natalia R Says:

    Founded in 1866, Pasticceria Abrate is one of the oldest cafes in town and definitely a good choice for a quick stop when walking down Via Po. It's usually packed with young students so you can enjoy the vibrant atmosphere while you tuck into a lovely slice of cake and cappuccino — or some delicious canapes!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • It can be crowded during peak hours but be patient and you will be rewarded!
    • Ask for the cakes of the day — there are a wide range of desserts to choose from.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #844 of 3,184 restaurants in Turin
    • Wonderful historic interior, excellent “one dish” lunch 09/06/2018
    • A true taste of Turin 16/05/2018
    • Pasticceria Abrate
    Address:
    Via Po' 10
    70010 Turin
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 011 812 2206
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
    Other:
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    Piazza Vittorio Veneto
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Natalia R Says:

    One of the biggest squares in town, Piazza Vittorio Veneto is just at the end of Via Po, directly facing the river and its marvelous hills. Its fascinating colonnade and lights, remind me of the romance of Paris squares. Definitely a must-see, especially during 'aperitivo' time for its bars and cafes.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Enjoy a superb view of the square from Monte dei Cappuccini — the hill is just facing the city center.
    • For nightlife lovers you can't miss one of the several clubs along the river, locally known as "Murazzi."
    • Don't stop at the square, cross the bridge and pay a visit to the Grand Madre church — you will be surprised!
    • If you are visiting during the summer, you will have a chance to see a gig or even fireworks (24th June is a local bank holiday).
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 460 things to do in Turin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The Piazza of Torino 20/06/2018
    • Lovely view and excellent meal 08/05/2018
    • Piazza Vittorio Veneto
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    Scapadaca
    Restaurants (Italian)
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    Natalia R Says:

    Literally translated as 'runaway,' Scapadaca is a friendly and easy going bar — the perfect choice for an incredible Italian 'apericena' (aperitif and dinner) experience. For just a few euros, you can enjoy a drink and a huge range of meals. An 'all you can eat' formula that will definitely satisfy your taste buds!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Prices change according to the drink you choose e.g. with a cocktail the all-inclusive price is more expensive.
    • It's not just an "aperitivo" — expect a proper meal rather than just canapes.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #964 of 3,184 restaurants in Turin
    • A solid option for Apericena 26/11/2015
    • Great way to start a saturday night! 06/07/2015
    • Scapadaca
    Address:
    Corso San Maurizio 48/b
    10124 Turin
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 347 444 8596
    Other:
  • Day 2
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    Basilica of Superga
    Points of Interest & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Lookouts, Sacred & Religious Sites
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    Natalia R Says:

    The Basilica di Superga is just a few minutes away from the city center, located on Superga Hill. Commissioned by the Savoy Royal Family in the 18th century, the church offers a superb view of the city and the Alps. Immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere within the church, but also visit the Savoy Royal Family Tomb.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Reach the hill via the Dentiera — an old tramway operating since 1884 — an unforgettable experience.
    • Take a walk along the path surrounding the church and pay a visit to the Turin football club memorial.
    • Climb the stairs along the dome to reach the summit and get a wonderful view.
    • Check the opening hours before planning your visit.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #36 of 995 things to do in Province of Turin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Escape from the city 09/07/2018
    • Superga- Superb! 22/05/2018
    • Basilica of Superga
    Address:
    Strada della Basilica di Superga 73
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 011 899 7456
    Other:
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    Piazza Castello
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Natalia R Says:

    One of the main squares of the city, Piazza Castello lies at the crossroads of the most significant streets in Turin (Via Po, Via Garibaldi, Via Pietro Micca and Via Roma). Here you can spot many of Turin's most famous attractions: the Royal Palace, opera house, castle (Palazzo Madama) and the Royal Library.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Don't miss the Royal Library, which may have interesting temporary exhibitions during the time you visit.
    • If you're hungry or tired of too much walking, just pick up a slice of focaccia or pizza at "Focacceria Ligure," at the corner of Via Gardibaldi.
    • You can buy tourist passes, cards, and collect maps at the Tourist office (just in front of Palazzo Madama).
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 460 things to do in Turin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A regal public square 13/07/2018
    • Best place in Torino for sightseeing 09/07/2018
    • Piazza Castello
    Address:
    Piazza Castello
    10123 Turin
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 011 436 1455
    Other:
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    Real Chiesa di San Lorenzo
    Sacred & Religious Sites
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    Natalia R Says:

    Located just next to the Royal Palace, this charming church is definitely worth visiting! A masterpiece of Baroque architecture, it was built between 1668 and 1687 by Guarino Guarini, and although it's not eye-catching from the outside (it doesn't even have a proper facade!), its breathtaking interior more than makes up for it. It all a matter of geometry and symbols, where the lights are the only ones defying the space.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Guided tours are available — run by volunteers.
    • Before visiting, check the church service times on the website.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 460 things to do in Turin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beatiful palace. A must see for tourists 16/07/2018
    • Don't be Fooled by the Facade 08/07/2018
    • Real Chiesa di San Lorenzo
    Address:
    Via Palazzo di Citta' 4
    10122 Turin
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 011 436 1527
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Mon - Sat
    7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Other:
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    Quadrilatero Romano
    Neighbourhoods
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    Natalia R Says:

    Quadrilatero Romano is the oldest part of Turin, developed by Romans when founding the city. Today the area includes still-visible Roman ruins, such as the original north gate, Porta Palatina, and also the Saint John Cathedral.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Every morning Piazza della Repubblica hosts the biggest market in town: fruit and vegetables, but also meat, clothes and shoes. Go for it!
    • Walk around at night and choose a "vineria" for a delightful glass of wine.
    • For more ruins and antiques, visit the Archaeological Museum (Museo di Antichita) next to the cathedral.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #33 of 460 things to do in Turin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • ..a must while in Turin.. 29/10/2017
    • Ancient Roman Quarter 21/05/2017
    • Quadrilatero Romano
    Other:
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    Caffe Al Bicerin Dal 1763
    Restaurants (Italian, Cafe)
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    Natalia R Says:

    Founded in 1763, the Caffe Confetteria al Bicerin is a must-visit! Here, you'll have the chance to sit in the same spot where royals and aristocrats once came to enjoy their special drink: Bicerin. This is a traditional hot beverage: a mix of chocolate, coffee and cream served in a tall glass.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    Tips
    • It's a small bar so you may need to queue.
    • A full range of chocolate boxes and sweets are available.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #257 of 3,184 restaurants in Turin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Tick this box when you’re in Turin 13/07/2018
    • Well worth a visit 25/05/2018
    • Caffe Al Bicerin Dal 1763
    Address:
    Piazza della Consolata 5
    10122 Turin
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 011 436 9325
    Price range:
    US$6 - US$18
    Hours:
    Thu - Tue
    8:30 AM - 7:30 PM
    Other:
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    Tre galline
    Restaurants (Italian)
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    Natalia R Says:

    Tre galline is locally known as one of the oldest restaurants in town, offering a full and impressive range of traditional dishes. The menu features not only regional pastas and cheeses, but also local wines, like Barbera or Dolcetto.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • The restaurant is closed on Sundays.
    • Try the filled pasta (agnolotti) and bollito (stew).
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #147 of 3,184 restaurants in Turin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good food 11/07/2018
    • Excellent 08/07/2018
    • Tre galline
    Address:
    Via Gianfrancesco Bellezia 37
    10122 Turin
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 011 436 6553
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    7:45 PM - 10:30 PM
    Sat
    12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
    7:45 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
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    Piazza San Carlo
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Natalia R Says:

    Definitely Turin's posh living room: the Piazza San Carlo is entirely pedestrianized and crossed by the luxurious shopping street Via Roma, where the most fashionable and coolest brands have their main stores. While cafes located here are quite expensive, they're worth pausing at for the chance to soak up the unique charm and elegance of this area of the city.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If you are looking for a magical lucky charm, don't forget to step on the plated bull in front of Cafe San Carlo.
    • Pay a visit to the lovely twin churches at the end of the square.
    • At the corner with Via Giolitti, spot the small but beautiful fresco of the Holy Shroud.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 460 things to do in Turin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Right in the middle 13/07/2018
    • Very nice 07/07/2018
    • Piazza San Carlo
    Address:
    Piazza San carlo
    10121 Turin
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 011 813 8511
    Other:
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    GUIDO GOBINO
    Restaurants (Cafe)
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    Natalia R Says:

    The speciality at Guido Gobino is chocolate: in every form, taste and color. Goodies are beautifully displayed here like pieces of jewelry but are guaranteed to satisfy more than your eyes! Don't miss the chance to taste one of the finest chocolates in Turin at this amazing chocolaterie.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    Tips
    • Try a "gianduiotto," a mix of chocolate and hazelnut, and a specialty of Turin.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 3,184 restaurants in Turin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Serious chocolates 07/05/2018
    • to die for 04/03/2018
    • GUIDO GOBINO
    Address:
    Via Lagrange 1
    10123 Turin
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 011 566 0707
    Price range:
    US$32 - US$129
    Hours:
    Mon
    3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
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    Teatro Carignano
    Performances
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    Natalia R Says:

    One of the oldest theaters in Italy, Teatro Carignano opened officially back in 1753 and initially hosted operas, while now it mainly shows plays. While the outside was recently renovated, the main gem still lies inside — the elegant and magnificent hall, which is beautifully decorated.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Before you go into the theater, pay a visit to Palazzo Carignano, just in front.
    • Don't forget to visit the Egyptian Museum in Via Lagrange, close to the theater.
    • If you fancy an elegant and luxurious dinner, try the exclusive Cambio Restaurant (Del Cambio).
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 22 Concerts & Shows in Turin
    • Beautiful 15/02/2018
    • Beautiful 21/08/2015
    • Teatro Carignano
    Address:
    Piazza Carignano 6
    Turin
    Italy
    Other:
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    Convitto Cafe Bistrot Torteria
    Restaurants (Italian, Cafe, European)
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    Natalia R Says:

    If you're looking for a special treat and a lovely cup of tea, Convitto Cafe Bistrot Torteria is the place for you! Find amazing cakes and specialty teas or coffees at this cozy little bistro — just behind Via Po — it has a friendly atmosphere and is absolutely delicious!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Remember to ask for the special of the day.
    • Take away is also available.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #163 of 3,184 restaurants in Turin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good alternative to the multi-course meal 06/06/2018
    • Light meals but fabulous tastes 12/11/2017
    • Convitto Cafe Bistrot Torteria
    Address:
    Via San Francesco da Paola 8/D
    10123 Turin
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 011 815 4070
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
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