Crocetta, San Paolo e Cenisia: discover the disctricts in Torino

A jump to the west to visit Crocetta, San Paolo and Cenisia where you can find some of the most interesting museums in Torino!

What are your favourite places? Discover some of them together with @igerstorino, the Instagramers community of Torino. 


OGR Torino

From an industrial complex for train repairs to a workshop of ideas dedicated to innovation and culture: a place beautifully returned to the city, the Officine Grandi Riparazioni!


Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

A space dedicated to contemporary art and culture, the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo stands on the site of a former factory designed by architect Silvestrin. Did you know that the FSRR also has a second location? In Guarene there is the Art Park of the Collina di San Licerio with installations suggestively placed between a wood and the rows of a vineyard.


Crocetta Market

From Largo Cassini to Via Marco Polo and Vicolo Crocetta is the city's chicest market, where you can buy foodstuffs but also quality clothing, footwear and costume jewellery. Impossible to resist shopping!


Le Nuove Museum

Once the site of Turin's first prison facility, Le Nuove is the museum where you can trace the lives of political dissidents imprisoned here during the Nazi occupation. A curiosity: eighteen metres down, you can visit one of the city's anti-aircraft bunkers.


Fondazione Merz 

A 1930s power station now dedicated to the works of Mario and Marisa Merz, as well as temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists: this is the Fondazione Merz, an art centre since 2005.


Giardini del Fante

In front of the Politecnico, along Corso Duca d'Aosta are the Giardini del Fante, from the statue of the Fante placed there. The best time to visit them is in spring, when during the blossoming of the wisteria the pergolas of the houses explode with lilac flowers. A delight for the eyes!


GAM Turin

The first museum of modern art in Italy, the GAM (Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea) houses paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, videos and photographs by the greatest artists of the Italian 19th century to date. A must-see in the city.


Igloo by Mario Merz

Did you know that Corso Mediterraneo is home to a work that is part of Artecittà's public spaces project? It is Mario Merz's Igloo Fountain, a structure covered with stone slabs and neon lights indicating the cardinal points, a metaphor for the relationship between man and nature and the nomadism of the human condition.


Torino's neighbourhoods don't end here: every month an article and a carousel to tell the story of the city and its unmissable stops.

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