Turin is a multifaceted city: historical, elegant and old-fashioned, but also dynamic, multicultural and modern…It’s the city of the Italian history (first Capital of Italy), the city of the kings (Savoy dynasty), the city of the cinema (National Museum of Cinema), of the food (Slowfood and Eataly), of the sports (Winter Olympic Games, 2006). So..if you have no more than a weekend to catch all these faces, which experiences are a must do to?
1 . Climb on top of the Mole: after visiting the National Museum of Cinema, where you can trace the history of international cinema, take the panoramic lift and walk 167 meters high the symbol of Turin, the show is unique, but pay attention to the fog!
2 . Visit the royal palaces of Piazza Castello. With a single ticket you will have access to the Apartments, the Royal Armoury, the Savoy Gallery and the Archaeological Museum. In Palazzo Madama discover the two thousand year history of the city of Turin: from the Roman quarter to the medieval fortress, to the residence of the Savoy queens and the first seat of the Senate of the Kingdom of Italy.
3 . Discover the new layout of the Egyptian Museum. In 30th place in the best museums in the world ranking, compiled by “The Times”, it is the oldest Egyptian museum in the world and the most important after the one in Cairo.
4 . Admire the view of Turin from the “Basilica di Superga”. Designed by the architect Filippo Juvarra, there are the remains of the Savoy, and in the back of the basilica, a monument commemorates the Grande Torino at the point where the plane crashed carrying it on his return from a match in Lisbon.
5 . Visit the National Automobile Museum. Reopened in 2011 after being renovated for a long time, the museum explores the evolution of the automobile as well as social issues related to it, from the beginning up to the contemporary evolution, with original and spectacular productions.
6 . Travel the universe from the hill of Turin. INFINI.TO, one of the digital Planetary among the most advanced in Italy , allowing you to travel the universe and discover the evolution of astronomy, from the first discoveries to the space.
7 . Discover what lies beneath Turin. The routes of underground Turin allow you to go through a double tunnel system at two levels, one located 7 meters from the surface and the other at 14. Visiting the Museum Pietro Micca let you know the defense systems of Turin from the attacks of the French in the eighteenth century.
8 . Sip a coffee in one of the historic cafes. At Bicerin , who has just celebrated its 250 years old, at Baratti & Milano, for a wonderful chocolate, at Mulassano, the inventor, among other things, of the legendary sandwich “tramezzino”; imagine to meet in the historical cafes personaitis as Cavour, Gozzano, D’Azeglio and other ancient famous goers.
9 . Drink a beer in the historic Turin. Not everyone knows that Italy has a brewing tradition. The Birrificio Torino is a must-see for those who love craft beer, where you can visit the production area, discover the processing steps and get lost among the different types of beers.
10 . Stroll through the markets and the shopping streets. Each neighborhood has its own market in Turin and it is easy to stumble in antique or vintage or food markets any day of the week. Starting from the most famous as the Balôn, you can go in search of unique items , books, prints and vintage items from everywhere. In December don’t miss the colorful and fascinating Christmas markets around the city. Discover the main streets for shopping addicted, via Roma, via Garibaldi, via Po…
Nice trip !