Apartment, Accommodation & Rooms in Turin
The northern Italian city of Turin
is one of Italy’s business and cultural hubs. The city boasts excellent restaurants, beautiful churches and palaces and also several of Italy’s most famous museums. Turin is often regarded as an industrial city with poor weather but this couldn’t be further from the truth! The city is multifaceted and if you scratch beneath the surface you’ll find plenty of interesting things to see and do. There are many elegant historical monuments and there are18km kilometres of porticos, two thirds of which are connected! Turin has a wide selection of hotels, bed and breakfast and hostels available to travelers in the centre. Wimdu have over 100 offers in Turin such as central studio holiday apartments, guest rooms and flats. Find the ideal accommodation or holiday apartment for your needs with us!
Originally Turin was the capital of Italy!
The drink Vermouth
was invented in Turin!
Turin is the birthplace of solid chocolate and it was produced in Turin before Switzerland!
Turin was the biggest city to date to host the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Things to do in Turin
There is plenty to see in Turin including many porticoes, baroque palaces and some famous coffee shops and arcades. A trip to see the famous Turin Shroud
should be on the itinerary of any visitor to Turin. The famous Shroud is housed in Turin Cathedral (Duomo di Torino), a fine example of renaissance architecture and very atmospheric inside. Entrance to the cathedral is free. The Museum of the Holy Shroud
is an information centre dedicated to telling the story of the Shroud. Information is in English and there is a copy of the Shroud hanging in the museum.
Wimdu recommends you visit the Mole Antonelliana
, something of a landmark building in Turin. The Mole is a synagogue and the tower is the highest work of masonry in Europe! There are amazing views over the city from the top, which can be accessed by lift. The Mole Antonelliana is also famous for housing the National Cinema Museum
, a huge museum covering over 3,200 square metres across 5 floors. The museum explores various themes of cinema as well as celebrating instances where Turin has appeared in movie history. Museo dell'Automobile
is another of Turin’s famous museums that is worth visiting. Inside you’ll find a collection 170 vehicles from 18th century carriages to modern day Formula 1 cars. Each car is beautifully presented with accompanying video footage. It’s become a must see in the city, after undergoing extensive renovation recently and attracts visitors who don’t consider themselves car enthusiasts. The largest Egyptian museum outside of Cairo is based in Turin, which often comes as a surprise to people! It’s called Museo Egizio and contains 30,000 exhibits and documents from Egyptian civilization - it’s well worth visiting!
What else is there to see and do in Turin? Any self-respecting football fan should visit Juventus Football Club
’s stadium. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful stadium and you can take a tour around the grounds. There is also a museum which documents the club’s illustrious history . A must for football fans! The large square called Piazza San Carlo
is a great place to eat and spend an evening. You’ll find fantastic pizza restaurants around the sides of the square as well as cafes and bars. The city is famous for its ice cream (gelato
) and you’ll find some of the finest examples of it on the Piazza. Even small portions of gelato will fill you up! Coffee and local wine are also good in Turin, be sure to head to a restaurant or two during your stay!
Turin has several beautiful parks that provide welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of Turin city centre. Wimdu recommends you visit the vast Parco del Valentino
which lies along the western bank of the River Po. It contains not only beautiful parkland and shrubbery but also a botanical garden and castle. It is loved by tourists and locals alike and is a nice place to take a walk in. Walking along the turquoise River Po is a real treat!
is located roughly 15km to the north of the city. It is located in the Caselle and a motorway connects the airport with the city. The airport has connections with most European countries and is served by low cost airlines Ryanair and Easyjet. Getting into Turin from the airport is straightforward – the best option is to take a bus although there is also a train service. The bus service runs every 30-40 minutes and the journey takes 50 minutes. Getting around Turin
is straightforward and city boasts an impressive tram and bus system. The most important thing to remember when using the bus system is to buy a ticket before getting on a bus – the rest is simple! Cycling is a popular way to get around the city and the city recently completed a network of cycle paths around the city.