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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 Gallery in Turin

Castello di Rivoli

Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art's establishment in 1984 came about as the canny Torinese realised contemporary art could help build a new identity for the city. Its ambition and reach, not to mention h…
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. This dashing modern museum, located roughly 5km south of …
Top Choice Architecture in Turin

Museo Casa Mollino

Architect-designer-artist Carlo Mollino is perhaps Turin's most intriguing son, a quintessentially 20th-century Torinese. The little-known Museo Casa Mollino is a testament to his deliriously lush aesthetic, his ski…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Turin

Gaudenzio

Meet the gang who are intent on breaking down Italy's beloved course structure. It’s small plates here – although there is a sliding scale of small to large – and the innovative but sublimely local dishes are some o…
Top Choice Piedmontese in Turin

Banco vini e alimenti

A hybrid restaurant-bar-deli, this smartly designed but low-key place does clever small-dish dining for lunch and dinner. While it might vibe casual wine bar, with young staff in T-shirts and boyfriend jeans, don't …
Top Choice Wine Bar in Turin

I Tre Galli

A Quadrilatero favourite that's been here for over two decades, spacious and rustic, cool but warm, Tre Galli is a fabulous spot for a drink at any time, but at its most local when the gourmet aperitivi appears arou…
Top Choice Moroccan in Turin

Hafastorie

A bright, stylish beacon in a beautiful, entirely un-revamped old arcade, Hafastorie is a passion project of its well-travelled owner. One side of the menu is a neat Maghrebi homage, with tagines, seven-vegetable co…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Turin

Laboratorio Zanzara

A delightfully eccentric collection of handmade objects, light fittings, posters, textiles, cards and calendars fills this bright shop, which is run as a non-profit cooperative, employing people with intellectual di…
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. Humongous, os…