Torino city centre: discover the districts of Torino

If a tour of the world is in 80 days, a tour of the centre of Torino is in 8 - unmissable - stages! Discover them on this new tour, exploring Torino's neighbourhoods with the city's Instagramers.


Musei Reali

With the Musei Reali, the gardens, Palazzo Madama and the Cavallerizza Reale, your tour of the centre can't fail to start with Piazza Castello and the places of power and festivities to visit to learn about the history of the House of Savoy.


Duomo, San Lorenzo and the Oly Shroud

A triptych to breathe in the air of spirituality: the Torino Cathedral, inside which is the Shroud, the bell tower overlooking the city and the Church of San Lorenzo. Its dome, like that of the Duomo, is the work of Guarini. Observe its large windows, they resemble 8 faces of the devil!


The Galleries

Ah, the charm of Turin's galleries! In these French-like passages, nobles strolled between boutiques, cafés and cinemas on rainy days. Three remain today: Galleria San Federico, Galleria Subalpina and Galleria Umberto I. Did you know that the first used to be a hospital?


Teatro Regio

The temple of the city's opera, the Teatro Regio is one of the most important international theatres. After a fire in 1936, it was rebuilt by Mollino. A curiosity: violet is usually banned in the theatre, but the ceiling was made in that very colour! 


Museo Egizio

The oldest museum in the world dedicated to Egyptian culture? It is the Museo Egizio in Torino! The value and quantity of the exhibits preserved make it one of the best known in Italy and internationally.


Palazzo Carignano

Commissioned by Emanuele Filiberto from Guarini, with its 'wave' façade Palazzo Carignano is an original Baroque work. Vittorio Emanuele II was born there and after an extension it housed the first Parliament of the Kingdom of Italy, which today can be visited in the Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano


Mole Antonelliana

An icon of the Torino skyline is the Mole Antonelliana by Antonelli Antonelli, who was commissioned to build a new temple for the Israelites. Today it houses the National Museum of Cinema and with its panoramic lift is a fixed stop to admire the view over the city.


Piazza Vittorio Veneto and the Church of the Gran Madre di Dio 

Among the city's largest squares, Piazza Vittorio Veneto is popular for its location, right along the Po and facing the Church of the Gran Madre di Dio and the hill. Cross the Vittorio Emanuele I bridge, climb the steps of the church and enjoy the symmetrical view towards the centre.


Torino's neighbourhoods don't end here: every month an article and a carousel to tell about the city and its must-see sights.

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