Set against the foothills of the Alps and the Superga Hills, the city of Turin is an excellent blend of history, culture, business and industry. You can soak in the life of this city is by taking a tour of its interesting museums, vibrant markets and spectacular art galleries.
Turin captures the stories of the country’s bygone times in its numerous palaces, churches and piazzas. The 16th-century Royal Palace of Turin was built for the House of Savoy in a Baroque style and today houses a vast museum. This UNESCO-listed building displays an elegant line of royal ballrooms, throne rooms and apartments. Another World Heritage Site, the Palazzo Madama is said to be one of the oldest buildings in Turin. This palace houses various paintings, sculptures and jewellry from different time periods.
If you’re a history enthusiast travelling to Turin, then the city’s museums should definitely be a part of your itinerary. Museo Egizio is a storehouse of Egyptian treasures and is second only to Cairo in preserving Egyptian art and culture. Lovers of film can stop at The National Museum of Cinema to get an extensive tour of cinematic history.
Turin, the capital of Piedmont, has an extensive range of luscious wines. Be it Barolo, Nebbiolo or Barbaresco, you can enjoy a glass of quality wine in this city. After a long day exploring, you can pause for chocolate cakes, pistachio croissants and other treats at Stratta cafe.