A great surprise for tourists! Thanks to its latest works on artistic and cultural heritage it’s going to be also incredible for you.
This eclectic building was designed in 1863 by the architect Alessandro Antonelli. It is the symbol of the city. A panoramic lift inside the Mole allows you to admire the structure of the overlapping modules and from the “Tempietto”. It also houses the Museo Nazionale del Cinema.
It was the residence of the Royal Ladies and then it became the first Italian Senato premises. Today it houses the Museum of Ancient Art, it is famous for its collections of majolica, porcelain, paintings, illuminated manuscripts, works in gold and silver, furniture and textiles coming from Italy and throughout Europe.
In Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace) you can visit the apartments of the Savoy Dynasty, the Library, the Royal Armory and the art collections of the Savoy Gallery (works of Van Eyeck, Rembrandt, Veronese, Tintoretto, Beato Angelico). The greenhouses of the Palace and the underground new channel house the Archaeological Museum.
Castello del Valentino
After Duke Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy purchased the castle, it became the residence of Maria Cristina di Borbone, who renovated it according to the style of French residences of the time. Today it is the representative office of the Faculty of Architecture premises, and you can still admire the original decorations of ‘600.
Piazza Vittorio Veneto
Piazza Vittorio Veneto, also called Piazza Vittorio by Turin citizens, is one of the most popular hangout. Throughout the year, thanks to the remarkable capacity, it hosts cultural events, exhibitions and concerts such as the great fireworks show, on 24th June when the patronal feast of San Giovanni takes places.
The Residence, which was built by Guarino Guarini for the Princes of Carignano, is a perfect example of Piemontese Baroque. Seat of the Parlamento Supalpino (Subalpine Parliament) and of the first Italian Parliament, today it houses the Museo del Risorgimento and the Authority for the Historical and Artistic Heritage of Piedmont.
Reggia di Venaria Reale
This hunting lodge was designed by Amedeo di Castellamonte for the Duke Carlo Emanuele II. The restoration work, which was completed in 2007, renovated the buildings, including the famous Great Gallery (Galleria Grande) which was built by Juvarra, and recreated the gardens according to the original plans.
Il Duomo e la Sindone
The Cathredal of St. John Baptist welcomes the pilgrims coming from all over the world to admire the relics during the Ostensione (when the Holy Shroud urn is shown to the public). In 1997, the Sindone was saved from a fire that destroyed the chapel by Guarino Guarini (currently under restoration).
I musei di Torino
Each year Turin renews its museums and hosts always different exhibitions: as student you can subscribe the Museum card at reduced rates and receive every month the “Lettera Musei” with the updated events. The Tourist Office is located in piazza Castello, on the corner with Via Garibaldi.