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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…
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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…
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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…
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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 …
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…
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 …
Food & Drinks in Turin

Sapori di Tassinari

This neighbourhood pasta shop and rosticceria (delicatessan) has been run with love by Maurizio and Iva for thirty years. Choose from the brimming window of prepared dishes sold by weight that include roast salmon, …
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…