Visiting the historic center of Turin means immersing yourself in a reality rich in history and traditions. Turin is indeed a city rich in monuments and works of art, which has always offered its visitors many glimpses to discover.
The historic center of Turin can be visited with a comfortable walking itinerary that can start from Piazza Castello, where Palazzo Reale and Palazzo Madama overlook.
Here you can not miss visiting Palazzo Reale, the official residence of the Savoy family until 1865: inside the building there are precious furnishings, statues and objects that demonstrate the luxury and richness of the Savoy dynasty. Also in the Royal Palace you can visit the Royal Armory and the Savoy Gallery, where you can see the private collection of the House of Savoy.
Inside the Palazzo Madama there is instead the Civic Museum of Ancient Art, which deserves a short break before continuing and visiting the historic center of Turin.
Among the monuments of the city, one cannot miss the symbol of Turin: the Mole Antonelliana, inside which is the National Cinema Museum, a destination for many visitors. The Museum is a real must not only for film lovers, but for everyone: the Mole Antonelliana offers beautiful rooms to discover and at the end of the tour it is possible to climb to the top of the dome for a breathtaking view of the entire city. In the center there is also the Egyptian Museum, really not to be missed: here you can touch the culture of one of the most fascinating peoples in history.
Piazza Carignano, in the historic center, is one of the historic squares of Turin, surrounded by baroque buildings and the frontage of Palazzo Carignano. Here you can find the Museum of the Italian Risorgimento, milestone about the history of Unity.
The square is a meeting point for Turin and not only: in addition to Palazzo Carignano, here is also the Teatro Carignano among the most important theaters of the city.
However, the square is not only a cultural attraction, but also a place full of taste. Here you will find the historic Gelateria Pepino, a favourite destination for lovers of real Italian gelato. A history of excellence that began in 1884, when Domenico Pepino moved to Turin and decided to open an gelateria that soon became the symbol of cold pastries in Turin.
Discover Gelateria Pepino
Continuing the itinerary on foot, in the historic center of Turin you can admire the Duomo, the Chiesa della Consolata and Piazza San Carlo, where you can enjoy a few hours relaxing in one of the many historic bars in the center.
Turin is a city full of charm and culture, elegant and refined, which has always been a symbol of the great values of Italianness. Having more days available, you can also enjoy the surroundings of the city and let yourself be conquered by the landscape and the excellent food.
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Museo del Risorgimento Italiano - Images by Google images
Gelateria Pepino is loved by the people of Turin, who here recognize the true tradition of ice cream, but also by those who visit the city to enjoy a sweet break in one of the most beautiful places in the historic center.
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