It is an easy day trip by train from Turin.
palace in Moncalieri, Italy
historical building in the centre of Turin, Italy
residence of the Royal House of Savoy
palace in the city of Turin, Italy
Turin's Royal Armoury contains one of the best exhibits of arms in Europe, dating back to the 16th century. The collection was put together in 1833 by Sardinian king Charles Albert.
Houses the most important collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts outside Cairo. Founded in 1824 by King Carlo Felice after acquiring archaeologist Drovetti's collection, the museum contains 30,000 exhibits. It documents the history and civilization of Egypt from the palaeolithic to the Coptic era through unique exhibits and collections of objects d'art, articles of daily use and funeral furnishings (including the Altar of Isis, the canvas painted by Gebelein, the intact tombs of Kha and Merit, and the exceptional cliff temple to Ellesjia). It is also intelligently laid out and the exhibits are lovingly preserved; a big renovation took place up to December 2015.
museum in Turin, Italy
The museum opened in July 2000 in the Mole Antonelliana, a building that has come to symbolize Turin. The exhibition space covers 3,200 m² and spans five floors. The themes of the floors are the archaeology of cinema, the video camera, a collection of cinema posters, video installations (including a number of small rooms screening clips on themes such as Turin in the movies, love stories and experimental film), and The Great Temple (where you recline in comfortable red chairs and watch classic Italian films projected on giant screens overhead). In a spectacular setting the museum offers artifacts from the collection of the Maria Adrianna Prolo Foundation including magic lanterns, optical illusions, photographs, drawings, models and other curious items. Amongst a fascinating array of other movie memorabilia, be sure to check out the original cape worn by Christopher Reeve in Superman in 1978. If you're a certain age, that's incredibly exciting!
The collection houses over 170 vehicles, from 18th-century carriages to Formula 1 racers, and lots of gorgeous red sports cars. A "must-see".
Houses collections from Gandhara, India, Southeast Asia, China and Japan. The third floor is devoted to Buddhist and Tibetan culture. The fourth floor contains the collections coming from Islamic countries and the Arabian Peninsula (mainly bronzes, ceramics, tiles). There are also temporary photography exhibitions and conferences.
This wonderful hybrid of a baroque palace and a medieval castle is attracting many tourists. It was home of the regent queens of Savoy, and is a mix of medieval and baroque rooms. It now houses the City Museum of Ancient Art, which has an eclectic collection of church art, paintings, ancient sculpture, porcelain, ceramics, archaeological artefacts and some fascinating scenes of life in Torino in times gone by. On the second floor there's a room with red sofas to take a rest after the visit, with a magnificent chandelier, and a cafeteria. The moat contains a medieval castle garden, and the tower offers a beautiful view over Turin.
Roman-Age city gate dating from the first century BC
The Cathedral's Chapel of the Shroud houses the controversial Shroud of Turin, which is stored in a vault below the Duomo. It is only displayed by papal decree. Information about the shroud, viewings, and reservations can be made at the site. It was last displayed for six weeks in 2010.
A late-Renaissance-style church on a hill overlooking the River Po near the bridge of Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Turin. It was built for the Capuchin Order; construction began in 1583, and was completed in 1656. The design was by Ascanio Vitozzi, but it was completed by the engineer Giacomo Soldati.
Large glamorous public square which has the Royal Palace to the north, the city cathedral to the northwest, the Chiablese palace to the west, the main shopping street Via Roma to the south, the piazza Madama and a fountain display in the centre and the Via Po to the east, leading to the Piazza Vittorio Veneto and the impressive Gran Madre di Cappucino church.
the biggest park in Turin central area. This park is situated along the Po river and in its area you can find the Valentino Castle, and the Medieval Village (Borgo Medievale).
Turin (Italian: Torino, Piedmontese: Turin), a large city of about one million inhabitants, is set in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean sea. It's famous for being the home of Italy's royal family. Today, Turin, with its fine, aristocratic atmosphere, old world sophisticated shops, grand boulevards and palaces, leafy parks, and several art galleries, is an increasingly popular tourist resort. The 2006 Winter Olympics, and its status the same year as World Book Capital, have prompted tourists to visit this beautiful and underestimated Italian city, which has a longstanding cultural and artistic history.
Turin has three main railway stations, Porta Nuova, Porta Susa and Lingotto FS.
Generally speaking, Porta Nuova and Porta Susa are stations dedicated to mid-range and long-range trains. Porta Susa (under renovation) serves trains to all northern regions of Italy (Milan, Venice, Aosta, and also Paris), while Porta Nuova serves especially trains to the south (Genoa, Florence, Rome, Bologna). You'd better check in advance where you need to go. Many trains also stop at both stations. All trains coming from/going to the south of Turin, depart from Porta Nuova via Lingotto FS.
All stations are managed by Trenitalia, the Italian state railways.
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