Study in Italy's royal city

Once Italy’s royal capital, Turin is a cinematic pioneer, hosting the country’s first movie projection. Renowned as “Italy’s publishing house,” it dominates the nation’s literary scene. The city’s football prowess and rich sporting history make it a premier destination for sports enthusiasts. Turin’s global recognition extends to astronomy with an asteroid bearing its name. Alongside Prague and Lyon, Turin is celebrated as Europe’s magical city.

Live Turin

Seeing Turin

Turin is a very ancient city and a well-designed tour should start from the Quadrilatero district, the area that was founded by the ancient Roman empire and that still holds an aura of ancient and ancestral.

Enjoy a stylish stroll in Piazza San Carlo – among Europe’s greatest squares –  and discover the latest fashion trends on Via Roma – the city’s fashion avenue.

For a vibrant nightlife scene, explore San Salvario and Vanchiglia, two of the cities most dynamic neighborhoods.

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All the upcoming shows and exhibitions:

> Guida Torino

The most important museums: 

> Gam     > Museo egizio      > Museo delle auto > Mao     > Museo del cinema      > Musei Reali      > Palazzo Madama      > Museo Risorgimento     > MaCa      > Pinacoteca Agnelli      > Museo Lavazza

Eating in Turin

Turin gathers some of the most refined cafés and restaurants in the whole country. For instance, Café Mulassano, is the very place where panini (sandwiches) were first created in 1926.

Sip the typical Piedmontese drink, Bicerin – coffee, dark chocolate, and milk cream –  along with a gianduiotto, a typical chocolate from Turin.

Then spot your favorite Friday aperitivo bar and your traditional piolas – the local term for restaurants in Turin, where you will find the best and richest menus of ancient foods and recipes.

Restaurants and trattorias:

> TripAdvisor

Delivery services:

> Deliveroo      > Glovo     > JustEat      > Ubereats

Getting around Turin

Turin holds splendid art deco architectures and buildings across its whole broad area and surroundings. To discover it, there are buses, trams, or a self-driven metro that take you anywhere and with unusual Italian punctuality.

At night, you can use the night transport service called Night Buster, or opt for a taxi or an Uber. There are car, bike, and electric sharing services as well.

Planning a day trip? Trains from Porta Nuova station can take you anywhere – from marvelous regional areas to nearby France or Switzerland.

Metro, tram, bus, taxi:

> Gtt      > Uber      > Taxi


> Enjoy      > Eplushare       > Sharenow

Scooter sharing:

> Helbiz

Bike sharing:

> RideMovi      > Lime      > Superpedestrian


> Trenitalia      > Italo

Enjoying Turin

While in the morning Turin is a royal and elegant city, at night it undergoes a transformation: bars and venues bustle with people; bands from across Europe perfrom experimental music; Piazza Vittorio becomes a gathering spot for the youth, who often skate and hold dance competitions on the street.

The most sought-after district for parties is the Quadrilatero, along with Vanchiglia. If you’re a music enthusiast, then the Jazz Club is the place for you! And when you feel like sitting down for a chat with friends, stroll around Santa Giulia or San Salvario (neighborhoods).

The only rule is to step out of the house: Turin’s life is all outdoors.

Nightlife, music, events:

> Jazz Club      > Salone del libro      > TorinoToday      > CapCento

Are you ready to discover Turin and its surroundings?

The Mole Antonelliana

The Mole Antonelliana stands as Turin’s iconic landmark. Originally designed as a synagogue, it now serves as a symbol of the city’s architectural and cultural heritage. This towering structure, reaching a height of 167 meters, dominates the city’s skyline, offering panoramic views from its observation deck. Completed in the late 19th century, the Mole’s distinctive spire makes it one of Italy’s tallest unreinforced brick buildings. Today, it houses the National Museum of Cinema, showcasing the evolution and artistry of film in a setting as impressive as the collection it holds.

The Egyptian Museum

Established in 1824, the Egyptian Museum of Turin stands as a monumental repository of ancient Egyptian artifacts and knowledge, whose taste and volume even rivals the collections in Cairo, Egypt. Housing an expansive collection of over 30,000 items, the museum offers visitors a comprehensive journey through this mystical and mysterious civilization.

From intricately preserved mummies and monumental statues to intricate papyri and everyday objects, each artifact tells a compelling story of ancient rituals, beliefs, and daily life.

Renowned for its meticulously curated exhibits, the museum serves as a vital hub for Egyptology enthusiasts, scholars, and curious visitors alike, providing unparalleled insights into one of history’s most fascinating civilizations.

The Parco del Valentino

The Parco del Valentino is located along the banks of the Po River in Turin; a picturesque oasis in the very center of the city, which is also one of Europe’s most beautiful urban parks.

Spanning over 500 acres, this verdant retreat offers a harmonious blend of meticulously manicured gardens, tranquil waterways, and historic landmarks. Visitors can stroll along tree-lined pathways, admire colorful floral displays, and relax amidst scenic vistas. The park’s diverse attractions include the medieval Borgo Medievale, a recreation of a 15th-century Piedmontese village, and the enchanting Valentino Castle.

Whether enjoying a leisurely bike ride, a romantic boat excursion, or simply soaking in a serene environment, Parco del Valentino provides a refreshing escape in the heart of Turin, which is beloved by both locals and international visitors alike.

The surroundings
Langhe, Alba and Monferrato

Exploring the outskirts of Turin can reveals the UNESCO-listed wine region of Langhe, Roero, and Monferrato.

Spanning across 10,000 hectares, this area is famous for its rolling hills, historic fortresses, and breathtaking vistas. Iconic stops include Barolo (for its castle and renowned wine); La Morra (with panoramic views); the Grinzane Cavour Castle; the Canelli for Moscato Bianco; Monforte d’Alba, a medieval village known for its amphitheater and prized white truffles.

Art enthusiasts can moreover visit  Chris Bangle’s Big Benches in Alta Langa, supporting local communities through unique installations.

Lake Maggiore and Borromean Islands

Among the day trips around Turin one must embark on, the lakes cannot be missed and, above all, Lake Maggiore, with its Borromean Islands, is surely the most iconic and sought-after in the whole area.

The perfect setting to set off by car on a sunny day to explore the villages overlooking the water, as well as the prestigious villas, parks, and some of the most beautiful views in the country.

Not to be missed: Arona, the Rocca di Angera, and the elegant Stresa. It is from Stresa that boats depart to the astonishing Borromean Islands.

Gran Paradiso Park

For mountain enthusiasts, a superb day trip from Turin is the Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy’s oldest park spanning 70,000 hectares between the Valle d’Aosta and Piedmont regions.

This alpine haven features vast valleys, forests, expanses, rocks, and glaciers, providing a diverse habitat for ibexes, chamois, foxes, reptiles, amphibians, and various bird species.

The park offers activities for everyone, from high-altitude hikes to photographic treks, snowshoe walks to ski mountaineering. Visitors can join guided excursions, attend exhibitions, historical reenactments, performances, concerts, and tastings of local products.

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