Turin: A Quick Stopover



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This itinerary is a great way to get the most of your brief time in Turin. With so many points of interest packed within the baroque city centre, you will be able to see Turin at a leisurely pace on foot without feeling rushed. The city displays its treasures at every turn and even if you meander off route you are sure to have great time.

Author: Adrian Petersen


Day 1 - Turin


The NH Santo Stefano Hotel is at the heart of Turin. So it makes a great place to stay and start your day.

Try to get to the Mole Antonelliana at opening time (9:00 closed Mondays). Go to the top if it is a clear day, otherwise skip the ride up and enjoy the Cinema Museum inside. Leaving the 'Mole' turn left down Via Montebello across Via Giuseppe Verdi to Via Po. Turn right and wander through the porticoes and past the many book sellers to Piazza Castello the heart of Turin. Admire the The Duke of Savoy, Carlo Emmanuele I, commissioned architect Ascanio Vitozzi to design this piazza at the end of the 16th century. At its centre is Palazzo Madama, surrounding it are the Palazzo Reale, the Armeria Reale, the Prefettura, the Teatro Regio, as well as porticoes, café's and shops. Take the chance to have a coffee or hot chocolate at one of Turin's oldest café's on the southern side of the square at either "Caffè Mulassano" (No. 15) or "Caffè Baratti & Milano" (No.29) and watch the Torinese chat and sip their beloved hot drinks.

Don't miss Piazza San Carlo, today known as Turin's 'drawing room'. Home to the 'Caval 'd Brons', a bronze statue of Emanuele Filiberto in the centre and the churches of San Carlo and Santa Cristina on the south side. For lunch there are several options, including two more of Turin's classic café's, " Caffè Torino" (No. 204) and "Caffè San Carlo" (No. 156). After relaxing and eating, enjoy the Piazza, and don't forget to stand on the bull's most treasured possessions outside Caffè Torino, its meant to bring you luck!.




1

NH Santo Stefano

Location:

Via Porta Palatina, 19
10122 Turin, IT


2

Mole Antonelliana

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Location:

Via Montebello 20
10124 Turin, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 ( 0) 11 53 51 81
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3

Palazzo Reale e Giardini Reali

Location:

Piazza Castello
10121 Turin, Italy

Contact:

tel: 0039 (0) 11 43 61 455
fax: 0039 (0) 11 43 61 448
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4

Palatine Gate

Location:

Piazza Cesare Augusto
10121 Turin, Italy


5

Basilica della Consolata

Location:

Via Maria Adelaide
10122 Turin, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 011 483 6111
fax: +39 011 483 6120
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6

Museo della Sindone

Location:

Via San Domenico 28
10122 Turin, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 011 436 5832
fax: +39 011 436 5832
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7

The Bull in Piazza San Carlo

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Location:

Piazza San Carlo
10121 Turin, Italy

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tel: +39 011 535 181


8

Santa Cristina

Location:

Via Roma
Piazza San Carlo
10121 Turin, Italy

Contact:

tel: +39 011 53 5181 (Tourist Information)
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