Holidays to Turin
Turin is a picturesque city at the foot of the north-Italian mountains. As you approach the city you won’t be able to miss The Mole Antoneliana’s spire in the city centre, which makes for some particularly impressive postcards to share with your friends at home.
Sightseeing in Turin
Turin is home to a great range of buildings and venues for you to investigate on your visit. The city has two large piazzas that are hubs of activity for visitors. The San Carlo Piazza is centred on a horseback statue of Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy. The surrounding area has plenty of space for the bars, cafés and shops to attract your attention and show off their services. Elsewhere in Turin is Castello Piazza, the actual centre of the city and another busy must-see.
Juventus play their home games in Turin, adding a modern appeal to the city’s great historical presence. A trip to the stadium will give you a chance to look around and bring back any souvenirs you fancy from the impressive gift shop. If you class yourself as more of a culture vulture, The National Cinema Museum is also located in Turin, in a lavish building that was once used as a city Synagogue.
The Santuario Basilica La Consolata is an impressive piece of Italian architecture. It stands opposite the famous walls of the ancient Roman city. The building itself is built in decorative marble and makes for a great photo opportunity whilst you’re in the city. In the very centre of Turin is the Parco Del Valentino, a carefully looked-after park filled with decorative gardens, perfect for walks as the sun goes down on the city.
There are plenty of opportunities to eat and all sorts of Italian foods are available to you in Turin. If fine dining is your style then try Eataly – a first-rate restaurant that is located inside an old factory. Although it may not sound too glamorous, the food is carefully prepared and expertly presented. For something a little less formal you can try the Da Cianci Piola Caffe. The café itself is located on the Castello Piazza, and it often spills onto the outside seating, thanks to its popularity and great service.
A short journey away from the city will take you to the quirky family restaurant Trattoria Fratelli Bravo. This smaller place has an edgy interior and great food to boot, that make it well worth a trip outside of the city walls.
Of course, food is not the only Italian export loved elsewhere, and the Turin coffee scene is not to be missed. For a regal coffee shop experience at surprisingly low prices try The Caffe San Carlo, located just off the San Carlo Piazza, where they are serious about coffee.