What to do

Turin is an elegant and refined city, embraced by the Po and surrounded by hills and mountains. That is an apparent calm because Turin is actually lively and versatile – a jewel that offers entertainment, culture and a touch of adventure in the streets of the center and the surrounding nature. Besides the places best known to tourists, such as the Mole Antonelliana, the Egyptian Museum and the Cinema Museum, Turin offers plenty of activities and places to explore.



egyptian museum

The Egyptian Museum in Turin is one of the oldest and most prestigious museums dedicated to the civilisation of Ancient Egypt. The museum, with its artistic and cultural monuments, houses a vast collection of Egyptian artifacts covering more than 4,000 years of history. Its history dates back to 1824, when it was founded by Carlo Felice who decided to open to the public a collection of Egyptian artifacts that had been acquired over several years through donations and acquisitions. Thanks to the meticulous museographic care, visitors can immerse themselves in a journey through Ancient Egypt and discover their culture, religion, art and daily life.


palazzo madama

Palazzo Madama is an architectural and historical complex located in the central square of Piazza Castello, in Turin. Historically, the palace was a fortress that was later enlarged and converted into a royal residence. It owes its name to Marie Jeanne Baptiste of Savoy-Nemours who, together with the architect Filippo Juvarra, initiated the project to transform it into a Baroque residence. Since 1934 it has been home to the Museo Civico d’Arte Antica, its collections comprise about seventy thousand works from the Middle Ages to the Baroque period. Paintings, gold and silver, furniture and textiles bear witness to ten centuries of Italian and European artistic production.


piazza san carlo

Piazza San Carlo is one of the most important squares in the historical centre of Turin. Dominated by two splendid twin churches, the Church of San Carlo Borromeo and the Church of Santa Cristina, it contains a harmonious blend of architectural styles. Over time, it has become a meeting place and is nicknamed ‘the city’s living room’ by the Turinese for its welcoming and lively atmosphere. Piazza San Carlo represents the beating heart of the city, where history, art and contemporary life come together in an unforgettable experience.

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