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  • 1 Palazzo dell'Accademia delle Scienze Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Via Accademia delle Scienze 6

    Built in the 17C by Guarini, the palace is today the headquarters of the Academy of Science founded in 1757 by mathematician Giuseppe Luigi Lagrange. It also houses one of Italy's most beautiful museums, the Egyptian Museum.

  • 2 Turin Egyptian Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Via Accademia delle Scienze 6

    The Egyptian museum is located in a 17C palace, also the headquarters of the Science Academy. It is one of the largest Italian museums and houses one of the world's finest collections of Egyptian antiquities, including historic collections and finds ..

  • 3 MAUTO (Automobile Museum of Turin) Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Corso Unità d’Italia 40

    The Vintage Automobile Museum has been treated to a makeover under the aegis of François Contino. The current new layout and displays provide a rich multi-sensorial experience within reach of young and old alike. The themes range from the history of ..

  • 4 Piazza San Carlo Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza S. - Carlo

    An example of harmony, this square is a beautiful example of urban planning. The churches of San Carlo and Santa Cristina stand on the Via Roma. To the east is the Philharmonic Academy (17C). In the centre is the famous " caval d'bronz", an..

  • 5 National Cinema Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Museums and art

    Via Montebello 20

    Opened in 2000, the museum owes its existence to collector and film critic Maria Adrian Prolo (1908-1991) who first conceived of the idea in 1941. An imaginative interactive itinerary traces the main themes of cinematic history and the early days of ..

  • 6 Savoyard Gallery (Galleria Sabauda) Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Via XX Settembre 86

    The superb collections of the Sabauda Gallery are displayed since late 2014 on the fourth floor of the Manica Nuova of the Royal Palace. It is later planned to move the entire collection to the major museum site of Polo Real di Torino. Some of the ma..

  • 7 Carignano Palace - Museo del Risorgimento Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Piazza Carignano

    An unusually animated facade characterizes this palace built by Guarini, where the first King of Italy, Victor Emmanuel II, was born in 1820. So it naturally seemed the obvious place to install the National Museum of the Risorgimento, entirely renova..

  • 8 City Museum of Ancient Art of Madama Palace Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Piazza Castello

    Tracing the history of art from the Middle Ages to the Baroque, the museum has around 70 000 objects (pictures, sculpture, ceramics, goldware etc). Located in Palazzo Madama, it has undergone extensive restoration and reopened its doors in 2006. The ..

  • 9 Basilica di Superga Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Built on top of a hill that peaks at 670m, this imposing building, constructed between 1717 and 1731, is the masterpiece of architect Juvarra. The basilica has a circular layout and is topped with a dome, but its most remarkable feature is its monume..

  • 10 Palazzo Madama Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Castello

    In this 14C-15C palace built on the site of the Roman Porta Pretoria, two "Royal Ladies" (Madama means lady) once lived. These were Christine of France, who had a new façade put on the building (17C) and Jeanne of Savoy-Nemours, who died be..

  • 11 Mole Antonelliana Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Via Montebello 20

    The symbol of this city, this 167m-high tower was built in 1863 by the architect Alessandro Antonielli to serve as a place of worship for the Jewish community of Turin. It was given to the city in 1877, and today houses the fabulous collection of the..

  • 12 Castle Square (Piazza Castello) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Castello

    The political and religious heart of the city, it was designed as part of a vast urban project directed by Ascanio Vitozzi. This square is formed by the royal palace and the arcades of the Royal Theater; it is dominated by the massive Madame Palace. ..

  • 13 Turin Royal Palace Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazzetta Reale

    The austere Baroque edifice designed by Carlo di Castellamonte, architect to the Dukes of Savoy, is the home of a true jewel: the Stairs of the Scissors by Filippo Juvara. Sumptuously decorated (Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical) apartments and a fine..

  • 14 Church of San Lorenzo Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Piazza Castello

    To the left of the royal palace, San Lorenzo Church is the first monument in Turin by Guarino Guarini, commissioned by the court of Savoy. A masterpiece of European Baroque, the octagonal church, lavishly adorned with polychrome marble, features an e..

  • 15 Church of Saint Dominic (San Domenico) Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Via San Domenico 21

    This 14th C. church is the only Gothic church in Turin. Inside you will see works by D. Ferrari and M. Spanzotti and, above all, a beautiful series of 14th C. frescoes.

  • 16 Vittorio Veneto Square Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Vittorio Veneto

    Created in the 19C, this square offers a superb view of the Turin hill, beyond the river, as it rolls down to the Pô river, which can be reached by going down towards the enormous Murazzi defence walls that date from the 19C. The walls are now home t..

  • 17 Valentine Park (Parco del Valentino) Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Corso Massimo d'Azeglio

    Corso Vittorio Emanuele II takes the visitor to the lawns of Valentino Park, the city's lungs. Laid out in the 19C, this romantic park is a great favourite with the inhabitants. Bicycling and picnics during the day and restaurants and nightclubs in t..

  • 18 Castello del Valentino Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Parco del Valentino

    The daughter of "good King Henry" and Mary of Médicis, Christine of France became the Duchess of Savoy when she married Victor Amadeo I. During the first half of the 17C she had this castle built for herself, pleasantly situated in Parco Va..

  • 19 Medieval Village of the Valentino Park of Turin Interesting

    Museums and art

    Parco del Valentino

    Come experience the Middle Ages: at this reproduction of a Medieval Village with its fortified castle in Valentine Park.

  • Dedicated to Italian art of the 19C and 20C, this large collection of paintings and sculpture focuses primarily on the Piedmontese artistic scene, and in particular on Reggio-born painter Antonio Fontanesi (1818-1882), whose work has a luminous solem..

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