Attractions

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…
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…
Palace in Turin

Reggia di Venaria Reale

OK, it may not enjoy the weighty publicity of its French counterpart, but this is one of the largest royal residences in the world, rescued from ruin by a €235 million 10-year-long restoration project. Humungous, os…
Gallery in Turin

Castello di Rivoli

The establishment of the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art in 1984 came about as the canny Torinese realised contemporary art could help build a new identity for the city. It's ambition and reach, not to…
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 rive…
Museum in Turin

Palazzo Reale

Statues of the mythical twins Castor and Pollux guard the entrance to this eye-catching palace and, according to local hearsay, also watch over the magical border between the sacred and diabolical halves of the city…
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 …
Museum in Turin

Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano

After extensive renovations, this signigicant museum reopened in 2011 to coincide with the centenary of the risorgimento, or unification. An astounding 30-room trajectory illustrates the creation of the modern Itali…
Gallery in Turin

Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli

On the rooftop of the Lingotto Fiere, this intimate gallery houses the personal collection of late Fiat head Gianni Agnelli, with masterpieces by Canaletto, Renoir, Manet, Matisse and Picasso, among others. Apart fr…
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…