Are you in Torino for a few days and not sure what to see and how to organise your city tour?
We will help you to discover a city that will surprise you, including museums, parks, galleries and infinite panoramas. Here we suggest for you a route to visit Torino in 48 hours or a little more. You can follow the order of the stops or simply choose the points of interest that interest you the most.
Start the tour from Piazza Castello, the heart of the city, for a visit to the Royal Palace and the new Archaeological Gallery at the Royal Museums and to Madama Palace to admire the imposing staircase and the collection inside the rooms once inhabited by the women’s court.
Continue towards St Lorenzo, the Latin cross church with the beautiful dome of Guarino Guarini. In the footsteps of the architect who revolutionised the city, head towards the Cathedral and the Chapel of the Holy Shroud. From there, you can continue towards Porte Palatine and Chiablese Palace or relax in the Royal Gardens.
It’s time for a gastronomic break and a stone’s throw from Porta Palazzo, one of the largest open-air markets in Europe. Stroll towards the centre along Via Garibaldi and head towards the Museo Egizio. After a visit to the testimonies of the pharaohs of Egypt, continue for a coffee towards Piazza Carignano, Carignano Theatre and the National Museum of Italian Risorgimento. Take a shopping stroll between Via Roma, Piazza San Carlo and the Galleries (Subalpina, Umberto I, San Federico).
After dinner, if you are passionate about opera and cultured music take a seat in the spectacular Regio Theatre. If, instead, you are looking for clubs and night-life, head towards Piazza Vittorio Veneto or the Quadrilatero Romano.
The following day, resume the tour from Via Po and take a break at the National Cinema Museum in the iconic Mole Antonelliana, from which you can look out taking the indoor panoramic lift.
Pass through Piazza Vittorio Veneto and, after a break in the historic cafes, stroll towards the Gran Madre di Dio Church and detour to the Monte dei Cappuccini to admire the city from above.
From there you can continue the panoramic tour towards Villa della Regina or the terrace of the National Mountain Museum, and then the Basilica of Superga, where important members of the Savoy are buried.
On your return, relax in the gardens of Valentino Park, with its Castle and the Middle Age Village. Stroll along the Lungo Po and, in the evening, head towards the San Salvario district.
If you want to enjoy an engaging car- and engine-themed experience, why not visit the National Automobile Museum. If, instead, you are passionate about modern and contemporary art, we recommend the following: GAM (Gallery of Modern Art), Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Merz Foundation, the temporary exhibitions at the Officine Grandi Riparazioni and the Contemporary Art Museum in the Rivoli Castle.
If you still have time or are looking for other places to visit in the city, browse the highlights and the useful tips that you can find highlighted below.