To each tourist, its own destination: this is how we could synthesize the first axiom of the vacationer. On the planning process of a stay or a weekend away, who knows how many times you’ve chosen your destination based on the type of tourism you are most interested in. Thinking of large Italian cities such as Rome, Milan, Florence and Naples, it’s easy to imagine how they can combine cultural or naturalistic entertainment with sports, food and wine or seaside tourism.
But who said that the so-called "minor" Italian cities are not a valid alternative? This is the case of Turin, the capital of Piemonte that has shown the ability to satisfy every type of tourist thanks to a mix of events, art, culture and sport, which have become the secret of its successful formula. Are you getting curious? Then read on and find out why you can't absolutely miss a holiday in Turin.
City sightseeing tour: what you can't miss
To get to know the soul of Turin you have to give yourself a complete tour of the city, which will allow you to enjoy its architectural beauty and breathe its centuries-old history. The thousand faces of this city will deeply impress you: ancient capital of the Savoy kingdom, it was the cradle of the Risorgimento and the scene of important historical events, until it became an industrial and innovation center.
The Mole Antonelliana stands out prominently in the city skyline, but it isn’t certainly the only attraction! Even walking outdoors can be enough to visit something unique. Just think of the Parco del Valentino, the city's green lung dotted with fountains and statues, or meeting places like San Carlo Square. There really is something for all tastes: from the Royal Museums for a dip in history, passing through the fifteenth century Duomo, to the characteristic covered Galleries inspired to Parisian "passages".
There are so many things to see in the Savoy city. For this reason, if you have little time, we recommend the Hop on Hop Off Turin service, a convenient bus tour that guides you through the best attractions in the city, allowing you to hop on and off the bus whenever you wish to.
Egyptian Museum of Turin: the main protagonist of the cultural offer (but not the only one)
Speaking of attractions, Turin has the oldest museum dedicated to Nilotic civilization worldwide: it’s the Egyptian Museum. The Museum boasts a collection of about 6,500 finds including statues, sarcophagi, funerary objects, mummies and papyrus: a treasure with immense charm. With over 800 thousand visitors a year, the flow of tourists is definitely strong: if you don't want to waste time standing in line, the best solution is to buy an Egyptian Museum Skip The Line Ticket.
If you are not a lover of the Egyptians and prefer something more modern, you may find interesting the entrance to the National Cinema Museum, whose complex is located inside the Mole Antonelliana, or plan a visit to the National Automobile Museum.
In short, to each tourist its own destination, but few cities in Italy like Turin manage to get everyone to agree!