Resting under the watchful gaze of the snow-capped Alps, Turin is an elegant city defined by its Baroque architecture, grand cobbled piazzas and broad regal history. The perfect spot for a romantic city break or weekend away with the kids, Italy’s capital of chocolate will definitely leave you with a taste for more.
Like many Italian cities, Turin is particularly popular in the summer months when the weather reaches the high 20s and 30s. In addition, Turin burgeons with popular music festivals at this time of year, including the Holi Fusion Festivaland Gigi D’Agostino, both of which take place in June.
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Once you’ve landed, transfer from Turin International to the city centre could hardly be easier. The railway station is just metres from the entrance to the terminal building, and from here it’s only 20 minutes to Torino Dora station (Turin’s main station). Airport buses and taxis are also available outside the terminal.
In the city itself, Turin’s comprehensive metro system is perfect for exploring. It is sleek, clean, efficient and cheap, with a 90-minute ticket costing a very affordable €2.
Turin is renowned for its historic architecture, the best of which can be found clustered around the bustling Piazza Castello and Piazzetta Reale. Be sure to visit the stunning Royal Palace and the 15th century Turin Cathedral too, which is home to the city’s eponymous shroud.
Art history buffs should drop in to see the royal art collection at Galleria Sabauda, or head to the Egyptian Museum, which houses the largest collection of relics east of the Nile.
You may also wish to stop off at the famous shopping colonnades in Via Roma, where you can indulge in a little light retail therapy.