Turin is now a modern city with hints of its past dotted around the city. From being rebuilt after World War Two, it has now turned itself into a city filled with atmosphere and a huge selection of attractions that make it a great place to visit for any avid traveller.
Overlooked by the alps, the scenery is something to behold. Stunning landmarks and architecture, from churches to boulevards all add to the charm. The world’s tallest museum, the Mole Antonelliana, is the city’s most notable structure.
Turin is also known as the capital of chocolate and is the origin of the Nutella.
Created in the 16th century, the Royal Palace of Turin is a graceful and wonderful building in every way. It can be found in the Piazzo Castello, the palace symbolises power as it stands in a central position in the city.
Its design is simple with a square layout but the white stonework and ornate design give the building character and a strong appearance. Once inside, you will find highly-decorate rooms that ooze style and class, which is exactly what you would expect from an Italian Royal Palace.
This is more than likely considered to be one of the most distinctive buildings in Turin. The Mole Antonelliana watches over the city where you can see the massive basilican stretch into the sky, making this building a real icon.
It is a monumental building that was built relatively recently in 1889 although many would say that it looks older. It was originally a Jewish Synagogue but now it is home to the National Cinema Museum, making it the tallest museum in the world. Take a look at this building at night and the illuminated basilica will certainly leave you impressed.
Turin Egyptian Museum
If history is your thing, then this amazing museum will certainly not disappoint. You will find this located between the Piazza San Carlo and the Piazza Castello in the Centre of Turn and it is a museum that focuses on Egyptian Archaeology.
With a huge array of artefacts and displays, there is so much to see and as it was opened in 1833, it has grown throughout the years to what it is today. There are many statues, the Sarcophagus of Ibi and scripts for you to take a look at.
National Cinema Museum
If you have taken a look at this impressive building from the outside then you certainly need to head inside to take a look at the stunning exhibitions on offer. This is absolute heaven for movie lovers because there is a huge selection of historical cinematic devices, film posters, movie reels and much more.
You can wander through the five floors, where you can find different genres. There is plenty to see and do here, so it is well worth a visit.
This Roman ruin makes up one of many that can still be found in Turin. This is the best preserved Roman Gateway in the world, dating back to the 1st century. This impressive gateway would have provided access to the city as it was once surrounded by large walls.
The Gateway is flanked by large circular towers and individual arches as well as crenulations. At 30m high, it dominates the area.
Whether you are a football lover or not, football is a religion in its own right in Turin and that is why the locals live and breathe everything Juventus. This amazing stadium is one of the most famous in the world and it is home to one of the most highly regarded football clubs in the world.
It holds 41,000 people which does not make it one of the largest but it is steeped in sporting history and character. A stadium tour will take you inside the ground where you can take a look pitch side or explore the changing rooms. If you are a football fan then you should not miss out on this tour.
Santuario di Santa Maria Consolatrice
This building is also known as the Church of Our Lady of Consolation and this basilica is one of the oldest places of worship in Turin with its history dating back as far as the 11th century. You can find this impressive building in the Piazza della Consolata which is a short walk to the west of the Piazza della Repubblica.
This small church is filled with charm and personality that it really grabs your attention from the moment you arrive there. As you enter, you will notice the triangular pediment which is supported by four columns but once inside, you will find a huge amount of red marble and lots of gold.
There are several religious frescos to be found at the main altar and a vast array of details painting with the smaller alter and shrine featuring a relief of the Virgin Mary.
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