Turin City Tour

Private day-trip with local tour guide in Turin. Host city of 2006 Winter Olympics and first capital of the Kingdom of Italy in 1861, it was then considered one of the European capitals of baroque and today of contemporary art. Tour Highlights: Tour on foot of the city centre: see the Cathedral dedicated to St. John the Baptist where the Holy Shroud is preserved in an urn (not on show); the Royal Palace and its beautiful gardens; the Porte Palatine (remains of Roman walls) and the Roman district; Piazza Carignano with the venue of the first Parliament, and the elegant Piazza San Carlo with the historic cafés. If you feel like walking a little further, take Via Po and admire the Mole Antonelliana, the symbol of the city, which hosts the National Museum of Cinema, the Church of the Great Mother of God built on the model of the Pantheon in Rome, and Piazza Vittorio Veneto, one of the largest squares in Europe. Tasting of the delicious bicerin in one of the elegant historic cafés on Piazza San Carlo. Stop at a confectioner’s shop set up in 1836, which is a real must in Turin for the production of pralines, candies, marrons glacés (caramelled chestnuts), and at one of the famous historic chocolate producers in town. 2 different options for the afternoon activity: visit the Egyptian Museum, second only to the one in Cairo (or the brand-new National Museum of Cinema inside the Mole Antonelliana), or move to Eataly store, the first large store dedicated to high-quality food and drinks set up by the Slow Food Association (two more stores have been opened in Tokyo and New York, too). Eataly here in Turin covers an area of 11,000 sq m, it houses small theme eateries to enjoy pasta, pizza, ice cream, meat, etc., a Michelin-rated restaurant, a library of gastronomy books and periodicals and a big store dedicated to the best delis of Italy.  

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