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The Best Things to Do In Turin (Complete Travel Guide)

If this is your first time visiting Turin and a series of questions are all your mind can process, then I got your back my friend.

All the whats, hows, whens and where are covered below. Promise. By the end of this guide, most of your questions about Turin Italy will be answered!

Let’s have a look at what the Turin guide contains:

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When To Go To Turin?
Where To Land In Turin?
Cheap Flights To Turin:
Where To Stay In Turin?
Where To Eat In Turin?
What To Do In Turin?

When To Go To Turin?

That’s probably the first question we always ask ourselves when visiting a place for the first time.

So when is the best time to go to Turin?

This question is somehow tied to the weather in Turin Italy. Based on the Turin weather, you decide which way you plan your trip. You will find below an overview of the weather in Turin throughout the year.

Let’s take April, May, June, July, August, September and October. These are the months when most people prefer heading to Turin. Everything is perfect during those months. One thing to keep in mind though.

As tempting as those months may seem, there is only one downside to them. The prices are often skyrocketed during that period. If your pocket is a little tight, you better put off your trip to Turin for another period.

Of course you can still find affordable prices if you dig deep. I’m giving you here just the overall picture.

February is dead cold, but prices are often decreased. So you might consider going to Turin during that month, even if it will not be like the summer. You can still enjoy skiing in Turin.

As a rule of thumb, even in summer, you may come across some heavy rains in Turin. This is not to scare you. Just so you make the necessary adjustments.

Where To Land In Turin?

Turino has two international airports. One is Turin-Caselle Airport. The other is Cuneo International Airport.

Turin-Caselle Airport

Turin-Caselle Airport is situated a little too far from the city, around 16 km.

The Turin-Caselle Airport was awarded both in 2007 and 2008 Europe best airport.

How to get from and to the airport?

By taxi. From Caselle airport to Turin city center, a taxi costs around 30 Euros. It takes about 25 minutes.

By bus. Two bus companies operate from and to Casselle airport. One is Terravision and the other one is SADEM. The two are really decent to be honest.

Services of SADEM start at around 6.10am and end on midnight. Whereas Terravision has daily departures.

By train. There is only one railway link between the airport and the city center, Dora rail station. It takes about 20 minutes from the airport to the rail station and costs no more than 3 Euros.

Airlines From and To Casselle Airport:

These are some of the airlines that fly from and to Casselle airport:

  • Ryanair

  • Lufthansa

  • Alitalia

  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Have a look at their website here for extra details.

Cuneo Airport

This is the second airport in Turin. Cuneo is a little small compared to the other one. Its terminal is just 20m deep and only 100m! The airport is a 65 km away from the city center.

How to get from and to the airport?

You can take the bus. It costs about 6 Euros. The bus is super easy to find. Simply go through the luggage reclaim, then through the door you go all the way to the arrivals Hall. Go through the first door on the right side and there you. You can exit the terminal.

You can also take the train for the same cost.

Airlines From and To Cuneo Airport:

These are some of the airlines that fly from and to Cuneo airport

  • TUI (formerly Jetairfly)

  • Ryanair

  • Blue Air

Have a look at their website here for extra information.

N.B: The prices above may vary depending on a lot of factors. Please make sure you check for updates on the websites provided.

Cheap Flights To Turin:

From USA To Turin:

  • From New York To Turin on Alitalia, a flight costs around 1500 Euros.

  • From New York To Turin on Iberia, a flight costs around 1400 Euros.

  • From Boston To Turin on Alitalia, a flight costs around 1500 Euros.

  • The costs are very close to those above, on all the other states.

From Canada To Turin:

A two-stop flight from Canada to Turin is around 1500 Euros, on almost all airlines. The prices go fluctuate depending on the season.

We advise to choose Lufthansa. Their prices are affordable, compared to other companies.

From UK to Turin:

  • A flight from London to Turin on British airways costs about 35 Euros.

  • A flight from London to Turin on Easyjet costs about 30 Euros.

  • A flight from Manchester to Turin on Easyjet costs about 29 Euros.

From Australia To Turin:

  • A flight from Melbourne to Turin on Airfrance costs around 1500 Euros.

From European Cities To Turin:

  • A flight from Brussels to Turin on Ryanair costs 38 Euros.

From most parts of Europe, a flight to costs around 60 and 90 Euros, on Alitalia, Air France and others.

Where To Stay In Turin?

Hotels are listed from the most expensive to the cheapest.

Le Due Matote

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If you are looking to save yourself some extra cash you may spend in transportation, then just close your eyes and book your spot in Le Due Matote

Le Due Matote is B&B hotel, located in the heart of Turin, giving you access to almost all the places worth a visit there. Thus, no need to worry about transportation means.

Le Due Matote offers three cosy rooms, furnished in a mix of Japanese paints along with some beautiful family antiques. In Le Due Matote, you will never feel like you are staying in a hotel, but rather a friend’s home, or maybe your own!

A night here costs about 100 Euros, without breakfast.

A variety of other services are within your reach, like a parking lot, just a few meters away( 17 Euros per 24h), you can also call them in advance for a pick up from the airport.

Turin Palace Hotel

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Two things make of Turin Palace Hotel a guest magnet!

One is obviously its strategic location. Turin Palace Hotel is located very close to the city’s main railway station, Porta Nuova. In fact, Porta Nuova is situated at the very opposite of the hotel, making of it a very convenient shelter for those traveling by train.

Two is its rooftop. Almost everyone who's booked there before said that the gorgeous rooftop is what draw them to to choose that hotel.

In addition to those two above, of course a lot of other things are so attractive here. Paying a flat 124 Euros a night, you have access to a fitness center, a bar, a spa, a sauna, a hammam and much more.

I’ll let you discover the rest yourself here.Have your room booked here.

Piazza Vittorio Suites

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Traveling alone or with a family, it doesn't matter! In Piazza Vittorio Suites, lies what you are looking for.

All the sights wishing to see in Turin are just a walk away from those outstanding appartmentents.

The apartment come with a king size bed, and all the modern amenities a modern hotel has.

A night here costs no more than 67 Euros and sometimes less, without a breakfast.

If you are traveling by car, the hotel has a parking lot you can have access to for 16 Euros per 24h.

Once there, you will be given a code to access the front door and a card for your apartment.

The staff there are very cheerful and happily willing to help.

One thing you will love there is the privacy of being at home.

You can book your apartment here.

Tomato Backpackers Hotel

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And if the three above are not what you are looking for, no worries. We’ve got two other options for you. One of those is Tomato Backpackers Hotel.

As its name suggests, this one is the perfect choice for backpackers. Tomato Backpackers Hotel is located in the heart of Turin city center, and only a five-minute walk to both, the railway station and the bus station!

Despite its low price, the hotel is very clean and attractive.

Tomato Backpackers Hotel has 14 rooms, it is almost impossible to not find your place here.

A night here costs about 20 Euros and except breakfast, you have access to the internet, cleaning service, and soon they will offer bicycle for rent. These, in my opinion are the best transportation means in Turin.

You can book your place here.

Bamboo Eco Hostel

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Bamboo Eco Hostel is situated a little far from the city center, 10 min on bus and 20 minutes on foot.

Just like the one above, offers a friendly and a very cosy atmosphere, suitable for backpackers.

But what is unique about this specific one, you may have already guessed, is that it is made up of bamboo, not all of it but more than 50%!

The hostel’s main goal is to make it environmentally-friendly, a place for everyone to express their ideas.

A night here is a little high compared with the ones above, precisely 30 Euros. Not much, right? But wait. With that paid, you have a very yummy biological breakfast included, along with tea and coffee all day long.

Book your spot here and enjoy the bamboo hotel!

Where To Eat In Turin?

Porto di Savona

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Porto di Savona represents one of the oldest restaurants in Turin Italy. For foodies, this one place is all you guys need.

The restaurant saw light the moment Turin was announced as Italy's capital in 1863. From that time on, Porto di Savona has vowed to produce nothing but quality food!

Yes ! Turin is no longer the capital of Italy, but Porto di Savona remains the capital of food in all of Turin.

Situated in the gorgeous Piazza Vittorio, Porto di Savona offers cheap but very yummy choices, namely tagliatelle with creamy castelmagno cheese for only 8 Euros or if you are into risotto, a very delicious black truffle risotto is served here for just 10 Euros.

The restaurant opens on daily basis from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. On sunday, till 3pm. Then from 7.30pm to midnight.

Have a look at their website here.

Circolo dei Lettori

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The moment you step into this place, a special feeling covers every cell of your body, especially if you are a bookworm or an art avid lover. This is where Turin’s writers, artists and musicians used to gather.

Even the walls of this place are lined up with very artistic works. To this day, the restaurant is still hosting book launches, reading clubs and workshops.

The menu there is all about regional dishes. You will get dishes that start from 13 Euros, like cockscomb, prepared with the finest Marsala wine, herbs and vinegar.

The restaurant opens from Monday to Saturday( from 12.00pm to 2.30pm and from 7.30pm to 12.00am).

You can have a look at their website here for more info.

Osteria di Pierantonio

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Its location, price and the quality of food served here make of this place the number one destination for both tourists and locals in Turin.

Pier, the owner of the place, has his own garden, where all the greens he uses in the dishes come from!

The menu is very diversified. My favourite though remains the homemade desserts, especially bônet!

The restaurant opens its doors from Monday to Saturday (from 12.00pm to 3.00pm and from 7.00pm to 12.00am).

You can have a look at Pier’s website here.

What To Do In Turin?

Don’t Miss Turin Chocolate

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I always like to open up the list of things to do in a city with something so known there.

This time, it’s chocolate turn to take the number one thing to do in Turin.

Turin is the land of chocolate. In fact, it is often called Italy’s chocolate capital.

I’m sure you heard of Nutella? Nutella is made in here, in Turin.

Another famous chocolate icon here Turinese adore is the bicerin. That’s a drink made up of chocolate, espresso coffee and whipped cream. Worth a sip, really!

In addition to the two above, don’t forget to taste the yummy mix of hazelnut and chocolate.

You will find it in abundance there.

Once you finished with those, time to enjoy chocolate but in another way.

This time it is the chocolate festival. Told you it is the land of chocolate, didn’t I?!

The festival takes place every year, between the end of November and the first days of December.

A Handshake With The Mummies

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If you are a big fan of Egypt and its history, but have no time to go there, then we’ve got your back. You’ve just unearthed a treasure my friend.

The Egyptian museum in Turin represents the world's biggest museum, right after the one in Cairo.

The Egyptian museum in Turin was built 1826. The museum contains more than 2800 pieces that range from mummies, statues and jewelry.

How to get there?

The museum is situated in Accademia delle Scienze, or the academy of science in Turin. You can get there by train, either from Porta Susa station or Porta Nuova station. And if you prefer a bus, just hop on one of these 72, 55 or 13. Another possibility is Porta Nuova metro stop.

When Does It Open?

From Tuesday to Sunday between 8.30 am and 7.30 pm.

The museum is closed on Mondays and Christmas day.

How much does the entrance costs?

A ticket costs around 8 Euros. Disabled visitors, those under 18 years old as well as Turin card holders are allowed in for free!

National Cinema Museum

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There is a big chance to fall in love with this one if you are into movies. Bollywood? Hollywood? Do these two resonate with you? The world best moves, right? What if I tell you that there was Tollywood, way before those two!

It is in Turin where the Italian cinema has first seen light. During the 1900s, Turin has contributed to a great extent to the major inventions we see today in the world of cinema.

Want to see yourself ?

Head to the National Cinema Museum in Turin and you will be amazed how precisely it tracks the history of cinema, from its dawn to this day.

Hosted in a very famous building in Turin called the Mole Antonelliana, the museum represents the tallest museum in the whole world.

How to get there?

From the airport to the museum, you can take the bus. Line 268 is the best. Or maybe a taxi. We suggest to take the train and then hop on line 11 bus for less than 37 Euros.

The opening times:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. and Sunday from 9.00am to 8.00pm. On Saturday, from 9.00am to 11.00pm. On Tuesday, it is always closed.

How much does it costs?

The admission fee is often 10 Euros. Concessions 8 Euros. And the lift will cost you 7 Euros.

Have a look at their website here for extra information.

Once you are finished with the museum, don’t forget to attend the awesome yearly Torino Film Festival

Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile

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Looks like Turin is all about museums. If the two above are none of your interest. Maybe a car fair will definitely grab your eyes.

Located in Corso Unità d'Italia, the Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile is the top of its kind. The museum was founded in 1932. Corso Unità d'Italia contains over 200 original cars and more than 80 various brands. Each one of those is supported by a cut-edge research system, with breathtaking design.

If you are a fan of Ferraris and Maseratis, and many more, especially classical ones, then that’s a must for you to see.

But how am I supposed to get there?

Simple. We suggest you jump on a metro line, Lingotto. That’s the best means to get there. Of course, you can take the taxi if you wish.

Opening times:

On Monday, the museum opens from 10.00am to 2.00pm. On the afternoon, it is always closed.

On Tuesday morning, it is always closed. You can go there from 2.00pm and 7.00 p.m.

On Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, it is open from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

And on Friday and Saturday, between 10.00 a.m. and 9.00 p.m.

How much it costs?

A ticket in costs 12 Euros. Children under six as well as journalists who possess a professional card are allowed in for free.

Have a look at their website here for more info.

Visit The Venaria Reale in Turin

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The Venaria Reale was founded between 1659 and 1679 for one and only purpose, hunting. That was the intention of Carlo Emanuele II from building this magnificent piece of art.

Then, the Veneria Reale turned into one of the most visited places in Turin Italy. The Venaria Reale was built on 2 km axis that links five beautiful locations, the village, the Royal Palace, the famous Hall of Diana and of course the gorgeous Gardens.

How to get there?

You can go by GTT Venaria Express and GTT Bus,lines 72 and 11.

You can also take the train, we suggest to take Torino Dora-Ceres line.

When To Go There?

From Tuesday all the way to Friday, the opening time starts from 9 am and ends at 5 pm.

On Saturday and Sunday as well as holidays, it is open from 9 am to 8 pm.

On Monday, unfortunately, it is always closed, except in some vacations like christmas.

How Much It Costs?

The cost is 20 Euros

Have a look at their website here for more information.

Mole Antonelliana Panoramic View

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This is the symbol of Turin. I did mention it previously, when talking about the cinema museum, but I didn’t give much emphasis.

Everyone is so familiar with this tower. Even if you are not, once you land on Turin, that’s the first thing your eyes may come across. It is too tall to be missed.

Once inside the tower, don’t miss to take the lift to the top and enjoy the magnificent view of the city.

The lift is made up of glass and it costs around 7 Euros. Worth your cash, really!

How to get there?

Located in Montebello, you can take the bus. Many lines are available 13, 55,15 61 and 56.

Opening Time:

On Tuesday, Friday and Sunday it opens from 9 am until 8 pm. On Saturday from 9 am to 11 pm.

How Much It Costs?

The full price is 9 Euros and it is free for children under six years, up to five years precisely!

Have a look at their website here for extra details.

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