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12 Very Best Things To Do In Turin, Italy – Hand Luggage Only

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Turin is a totally beautiful city to explore in northern Italy. Nestled in the northwest fringes of the country, Turin is the capital of the Piedmont region which is known, around the world for its yummy cuisine and classic architecture. Though, Turin has so much to experience, too. There are heaps of the best things to do in Turin dotted all across (and just outside) the city.

This makes Turin one of the best Italian cities to visit for a long weekend trip; or even longer! 

We had the most amazing time in northern Italy. So, to help you get the most out of your time visiting Turin, I’m sharing our top places to visit once you arrive. This way, you can focus on all the sights to see and the delicious chocolate that Turin is famous for.

Have fun in Turin.

1.) Quadrilatero Romano

Best Things To Do In Turin, Italy Piazza Castello Square

The Quadrilatero is one of my favourite neighbourhoods in Turin and totally amazing to stroll around in the late afternoon. 

Way back when, the Quadrilatero was occupied by Romans, and it’s still thriving to this day. Now, one of the best ways to get around Quadrilatero. However, tread carefully as the pavements and roads can be uneven in parts.  

As you wander around, make sure to visit Mastio della Cittadella. It’s the old citadel development that is so epic to wander around. Also, take a peek inside the Museum of Oriental Art that’s great to visit if the weather gets a bit wet. There’s also the Piazza Statuto, designed by Giuseppe Bollati, 

Oh, and if you’re interested in Turin’s long history, book this underground tunnel tour when visiting the city.

The tour takes place under the Citadel and takes around three hours. On the tour, you’ll get to explore tunnels dating back to the 18th century and the iconic royal ice rooms.

Just be sure to book this tunnel tour before arriving; tickets sell out fast and are limited. 

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2.) Mole Antonelliana

Best Things To Do In Turin, Italy Mole Antonelliana

Probably one of Turin’s most iconic buildings, the Mole Antonelliana is incredible to see. 

In fact, you can spot Mole Antonelliana from many parts of Turin. After all, when it was built in the 1800s, it was the tallest brick building in all of Europe. 

Historically, this site housed a Jewish synagogue before it was changed to the National Museum of Cinema. Nowadays, you can book this ticket for a guided tour of the museum and up to the very top viewing platform of Mole Antonelliana.

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