Turin - what to visit

Mole Antonelliana The city besides its aristocratic atmosphere, stately buildings, its corners denoting good taste and refinement of the nobility that has forged many places it is impossible not to see, do or go, the city is bisected by the River Po and its urban space is bounded by the "Corona delle Delizie", a succession of royal residences and nobility that once were out of town and that came through the seventeenth century splendor. There are 14 homes declared "World Heritage" by UNESCO, in the same city are: the Royal Palace, the Palazzo Madama, the Museum of Ancient Art and the Palazzo Carignano and the Parliament building. Out of town: the Venaria Reale Stupinigila house and Castello di Rivoli.

But Turin has a huge diversity and supply exceeds what we can expect. Cradle of Fiat, offering lovers tourism "industry", its gastronomic tours in and out of the city fill the curiosity of all sybarite, architecture lovers will heaping expectations, the simple "wanderers" worship its wide avenues and arcades that allow us to walk even on rainy days, nature lovers will be lost in the Po and its banks, which are inclined to the story will be dazzled with the Egyptian Museum and the Museum of Cinema ... but, Turin also is the center of everything and all the Piemonte region allows us to live rural or ecological vacation and visit this stunning city, surely, no matter where we are we have nearby.

Palacio Stupinigi  Mole Antonelliana: This architectural wonder of 167 meters high and is the symbol of the city is the Museum of Cinema. A surprising lift, with a transparent cockpit suspended in vacuum leads directly to the viewpoint that gives us a panoramic view of the city and the region. The museum is home to the world's largest film industry, we may, if the cinema is one of our passions, all day considering that go bump in the Mole Antonelliana wonders. More than 9,000 documents of all kinds, more than 130,000 photos, over 200,000 posters, over 7,000 movies and more bitter is jealously guarded by the museum. The visit includes the observation of several spaces (The archeology of cinema, the house of the temple, the ramp, film and television ...) all presenting a detailed and teaching this wonderful art. It is an interactive museum, a playful and unsurpassed richness. (Open Tuesdays through Fridays and holidays from 10 to 23h, Saturday from 10 to 23h. Entry to access the panoramic elevator Panoramic elevator € 3.50, for the National Museum of Cinema € 5.00, combined National Museum of Cinema + Panoramic Lift € 7.00, admission is free for children under 10 years and for the Torino Card holders, reduced admission for children aged 11 to 18 years over 65, college students up to age 26; groups at least 15 people and advance reservation only for the Cinema Museum).

Egyptian Museum (Egyptian Museum), is an impressive museum which houses heritage. Mummies, sarcophagi, statues, papyri, etc.. The room is amazing statues. The Egyptian Museum of Turin is dedicated exclusively to the art and culture of ancient Egypt. Jean-François Champollion deciphered the French scholar hieroglyphs came to Turin in 1824 and wrote: "The road to Memphis and Thebes passes through Turin". The heritage of the museum consists of pieces that were found and divided with Egypt after excavations between 1900 and 1935 by the Italian Archaeological Mission. This surprise visit to both adults and children and many special events and activities are specially designed for children. (Open Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30 to 19:30. Entry € 7.50, € 3.50 Price reduced for people aged 18 to 25 years, free admission for children under 18 and over 65, disabled people and military personnel. The Group tours must be arranged in advance. The audio guides are available in five languages ??and has a value of 4 €)

 Spiritual Journey: that city being the custodian of the controversial but never indifferent "Holy Shroud" or "Holy Shroud", a tour of its churches can not fail to excite us either the religious or the important architectural and historical value represented as the Baroque style in the same form that took Turin was the world capital of that style.
 The Cathedral of San Juan Bautista (San Giovanni Battista Duomo) is the most important Renaissance monument of the city and keep a copy of the Shroud. The Chapel of the Holy Shroud and the Museo della Santa Sindone, Via San Domenico 28. Near the Piazza San Castello is the church of Corpus Christi and near the Piazza San Carlo are the churches of San Carlo and Santa Cristina, identical and for many are a known image of Turin.
The Consolata Shrine and Church of the Great Mother di Dio-along the Po-are examples of neoclassical architecture.
 But on the outskirts of the city the religious spirit also pervades us, churches, abbeys and monasteries dot the Susa Valley, in the ancient Via Francigena road, in the valleys of Lanzo and Canavese, besides shrines like those of San Pessinetto Ignacio and Santa Cristina in Cantoira, without forgetting the Sacro Monte Belmonte which is part of the "World Heritage" in the list of UNESCO.
 Piazza San Carlo: with its twin churches, cafes and fashionable finest Turin.

 Via Roma: the artery more "chic" of Turin, with stores of big brands and very close to Piazza San Carlo.

 Piazza Castello: with its Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace) and the royal garden Palazzo Madonna and in the same area the Duomo di Torino in the Piazza San Giovanni.

Della Consolata Shrine: The Shrine of Mary Help of Christians identified the cult of the Virgin, is a very old one. From medieval times and probably remain the chapel bell hipogea of ??Our Lady of Grace. The neoclassical facade of 1860 after the renovations were made between 1899 and 1904. Inside we see the magnificent altar above which there are two adoring angels in white marble image of Mary.

Monte dei Cappuccini: Crossing the River Po, a bit tiring to walk up, but if it is not our many public transportation trails lead to the top of the mountain to enjoy an unforgettable view and find the church Santa Maria built at different stages beginning in 1583.

Parco del Valentino: almost in the center of town, on the banks of the Po, is the largest of Turin, which is the Pallerina, which is also the largest in Italy with 840,000 m2, but is a haven of peace and if know traveled with family enjoy a day in this beautiful place, well out catamarans here doing the junket for the natural, cultural and architectural bordering the river. His name is because in the Church of San Vito, in Park Hill, are the relics of this saint. The origin of "Valentine's Day", on February 14, Valentine's Day, got its start in this estate. The location of the park dates from 1630 and is home to many sites of interest (castles, medieval village, fort, theaters, exhibition centers, sports venues, botanical gardens, fountains, etc..) And many activities, you can even rent bikes. (Open 24 hours)

Piazza Veneto: the largest square in Europe, a party every night with its bars, pubs, restaurants ... all Turin parades and be seen in this area stately and elegant.

 Explore the Po river, two boats, Valentino and Valentina, heated, covered bridge, bar service, leaving Piers Medievale Murazzi and Borgo, in the Parco del Valentino.

 Tram Sassi-Superga rack: (funicular) only in Italy, offers tourists a trip back in time original wagons through dreamy landscapes. From Superga station can have a panoramic view of the city of Turin framed by the splendid Alps on a journey of about 15 minutes, visit the Basilica of Superga awesome! and the Royal Crypt where lie the dukes of Savoy, the basilica also has lodging available at certain times of the year, we know in advance.
 In the vicinity of the terminal also houses the Historical Museum of the tram and many places to discover and admire. (The passage is 2 € roundtrip 4.00 €, Saturday and holidays 3.50 € roundtrip 5.50 €, free for owners of the Torino Card, children who are less than one meter are free) ( Visiting hours at the Basilica in winter from 9 to 12h and 15 to 17h in summer to 18 hours).

 Made in Torino: organized by the Chamber of Commerce of the region, is a guided tour of the various companies that are established as the economic engine of the capital, not only different itinerary passionate engineers and technicians, travel the world production excellence is exciting for everyone. Walking also chocolate factories, the dairy, Martini & Rossi (producers of vermouth), Fiat, Ivecco, etc. (This tour is only for over 16 years, are organized on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays, trips are made by bus and the price is 10 €, we must inform and buy the ticket at the tourist offices)

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