Top Choice Museum in Turin

Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile

As the historic birthplace of one of the world's leading car manufacturers – the ‘T’ in Fiat stands for Torino – Turin is the obvious place for a car museum. And this dashing modern museum, located roughly 5km south…
Top Choice Museum in Turin

Museo Egizio

Opened in 1824 and housed in the austere Palazzo dell'Accademia delle Scienze, this Turin institution houses the most important collection of Egyptian treasure outside Cairo. Among its many highlights are a statue o…
Basilica in Turin

Basilica di Superga

Vittorio Amedeo II's 1706 promise, to build a basilica to honour the Virgin Mary if Turin was saved from besieging French and Spanish armies, resulted in this wedding cake edifice, built on a hill across the Po riv…
Cathedral in Turin

Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista

Turin's cathedral was built between 1491 and 1498 on the site of three 14th-century basilicas and, before that, a Roman theatre. Plain interior aside, as home to the famous Shroud of Turin (alleged to be the burial …
Art Gallery in Turin

Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea

GAM was one of Italy's first modern art musueums and has an astounding 45,000 works in its vaults dedicated to 19th- and 20th-century European artists, including De Chirico, Otto Dix and Klee. It's a great place to …
Gardens in Turin

Giardino Reale

The Giardino Reale, east of Piazza Castello, was designed in 1697 by André le Nôtre, who also created the gardens at Versailles.
Landmark in Turin

Lingotto Fiere

Turin's former Fiat factory, one of Italy's most praised examples of early-20th-century industrial architecture, is 5km south of the city centre. It was redesigned by architect Renzo Piano in the 1980s to house an e…
Landmark in Turin

Mole Antonelliana

The symbol of Turin, this 167m tower with its distinctive aluminium spire appears on the Italian two-cent coin. It was originally intended as a synagogue when construction began in 1862, but was never used as a plac…
Museum in Turin

Museo Civico d'Arte Antica

A part-medieval, part-baroque castle built in the 13th century on the site of the old Roman gate, this palazzo is named after Madama Reale Maria Cristina, the widow of Vittorio Amedeo I (Duke of Savoy, 1630–37). To…
Museum in Turin

Museo della Sindone

Encased in the crypt of Santo Sudario church, this fascinating museum documents one of the most studied objects in human history: the Holy Shroud. Despite the shroud's dubious authenticity, its story unfolds like a …