Turin is one of the most popular cities in Italy. There is entertainment for every taste: galleries, museums, cathedrals, shops. His visiting card is the Egyptian Museum, and the symbol, which locals say brings good luck, is the bull. Stepping on the belly of a metal animal, you can make a wish that will surely come true. If you want to explore as many attractions as possible and drive through the picturesque surroundings, rent a car. Be sure to visit the Automobile Museum, the Cathedral, the Museum of Piedmont Puppets. The cuisine of Turin is varied and incredibly delicious. So, having forgotten about diets, having lunch at one of the local restaurants, be sure to try the perfect risotto, bread sticks, bicerin and vermouth.
IATA code: TRN
Location: 16 km from Turin
Official website: http://www.aeroportoditorino.it/it
Information: +39 011 567 6361
The following companies provide car rental services at Turin Airport: SicilyByCar, Hertz, Budget, Europcar, Avis, Logauto, Maggiore, Sixt. Car rental desks are located in the arrivals hall. There are several parking zones near the airport. In the Express Kiss & Ride and Express Bye & Fly areas, the first 10 minutes of parking are free.
Via Montebello, 20 http://www.museocinema.it/
The National Museum of Cinema has a huge collection, and the original organization of expositions makes the museum one of the most visited attractions in the city. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it is located inside the Mole Antonelliana tower. Once inside, you can become a visitor, spectator, actor, researcher who lives in real time according to the established plot. Sudden auditory and visual special effects will take you to a different setting, and possibly to another century. You will witness a fascinating action that will certainly make a lasting impression.
Viale Pier Andrea Mattioli, 39
Having rented a car, go to an amazing place - Valentino Castle. The attraction is surrounded by the Po River and lush vegetation. The castle has the shape of a horseshoe. The front facade is made of white stone in the style of Italian Baroque, which gives the impression of a holiday. The rear facade, which overlooks the river, is made of red-brown stone. Without knowing this feature, you can decide by looking at the photographs that these are two different castles. The courtyard is lined with white marble mosaics, and the interior is striking in its beauty and luxury. Interesting fact: the castle houses the architecture department of the Turin Polytechnic University.
Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6 http://www.museoegizio.it/
The Egyptian Museum has a unique and largest collection of exhibits dedicated to the culture of Ancient Egypt. The history of the museum began with the desire of King Sardinia Carl Emanuel III to learn more about the history of Egypt. For decades, the collection has been replenished and today the museum displays such unique exhibits as the Turin papyrus map, the Turin erotic papyrus, the unique collection of Bernardio Drovetti.
Piazza Castello http://www.palazzomadamatorino.it/it
Madame's Palace is an ancient museum in which the famous widows once lived. It was the residence of the Savoy court, later - court hearings were held here. The property of the museum is a collection of works of the Renaissance, the Middle Ages, and antiquity. Popular collections of ceramics, ivory and precious stones. Visitors are attracted by the works of Oration Gentileschi and Antonello da Messina.
Corso Unita d´Italia, 40 http://www.museoauto.it/website/index_ru.html
Whether you are traveling with children or alone, the Car Museum is the place where everyone will be interested to visit, regardless of age. On three floors there are Dutch, Spanish, French, German, British, American cars. Fireballs Ferrari, creations of designers Alfa Romeo and Lancia, the famous Benz 8HP Break of 1900 and the Fiat 4HP of 1899 are presented in the museum's collection. In one of the halls, attention is paid to environmental issues, where you can clearly see which cars are harmful to the environment and which are not. It will be most convenient to get to your destination by rental car.
Asking the Almighty for help in the fight against strangers, Amedeo II vowed to erect a shrine on the spot where he stood. The battle was won, and the petitioner soon became king of Sicily. Immediately after the fateful events, Amadeo II decided to build a basilica. Outside, it looks no less pompous than inside. The shape of the shrine clearly resembles the hill on which it stands. There are small towers on both sides of the temple. The main entrance is decorated with luxurious Corinthian columns. On the right at the entrance is a staircase, climbing up which you can get to one of the towers. From a height in front of visitors opens a bewitching view of Turin and the Po River. Compared with the alpine peaks, you can switch to another dimension and recharge with positive emotions.
An hour's drive from Turin is the picturesque city of Barolo, which is famous for its noble wines. One day is enough to visit the main attractions. The attention of tourists deserves the Barolo Castle, built in the XI century in order to protect the city from raids by barbarians. Once it served as a suburban residence of the ruling family, later it housed a college for children. Just a few decades ago, the wine museum began to work in the building, where you can get acquainted with the full production cycle and purchase a noble drink. After a short tour, you can continue to go to the Castello della Volta castle, which now belongs to the winery. The building is in a picturesque location surrounded by hills and colorful vineyards. Then you can visit the Church of St. Donatus, where in front of the main altar in the tombs are burials of members of the Faletti family. At the end of the trip, one of the local restaurants should definitely try beef stewed in Barolo wine and risotto with the addition of the same wine.
Rent a car and embark on an unforgettable journey to Lake Maggiore. The most popular resort here is Stresa, which is successfully located at the foot of Mottaron Mountain. Here you can spend your time actively cycling or playing golf. There are ships on the lake, which will be especially pleasant to ride on a warm sunny day. In the vicinity of the city there is also a zoo, a botanical garden and a 17th-century Taranto villa. All these attractions are definitely worth the attention of tourists.
Novara is an old Italian city with many interesting historical and cultural sites. It is worthwhile to include the medieval basilica of St. Gaudencia, the Bossi house, built by the famous architect and the Natta Isola Palace, where the prefecture is now located, in your tourist itinerary. An important monument of the Piedmontese Middle Ages is the Abbey of San Nadzaro Sesia. The frescoes and interior here are well preserved in their original form. Fans of historical sites will also be interested in visiting the funeral pyramid in Bicocca and the old Tornelli Bellini Palace. Even if there is not much time for excursions, you can just walk around the central square, take a couple of pictures against the backdrop of medieval buildings and have lunch at a local restaurant.
At the end of a trip around Turin, you can visit the small town of Asti, which is famous for its gastronomic delights and beautiful landscapes. First of all, go to the historic city center. Features of local architecture will appear before you in full glory. The city is divided into two parts. In the first— medieval buildings are located, in the second - more modern buildings, dating back to the 18th century. The gothic cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the archaeological museum, the crypt and the Museum of Sant Anastasio will leave a lasting impression.
Via S. Francesco da Paola, 8 http://www.convittocafe.it/#!/main
If you want delicious and fresh desserts for breakfast, rent a car, head to Convitto Cafe Bistrot Torteria. Here is a wide selection of pies and desserts. If you want to eat something more satisfying, you can try pasta, meat dishes with vegetables. There is also a small selection of suitable dishes for vegetarians. The institution has a cozy atmosphere, which has a pleasant pastime. Qualified staff will make sure that the order is quickly prepared and served hot.
Via Carlo Alberto, 18 https://www.facebook.com/officinepanino/
For delicious fast food and a cup of coffee, head to Officine Panino. The main highlight of the institution - made from fresh panini ingredients. They are conveniently cut, so all that remains for the guest is to enjoy warm sandwiches with a basket of vegetables. The menu is extensive, so everyone can find something tasty for themselves. In a cozy atmosphere for a delicious meal, time will fly by, and pleasant memories will surely make you return to this place again.
Via Lesegno, 69 / I http://www.pizzeriamiseriaenobilta.it/
Want to try real Italian pizza? Head to Miseria E Nobilta. The menu offers a wide selection of pasta, lasagna, drinks. In addition, for children there are also delicious and hearty dishes. The service is fast and unobtrusive, and the prices are reasonable. The institution will be a great option, both for a budget snack, and for special occasions. If you are in a hurry, you can take take-away food or order delivery.
Via Pasquale Paoli, 54 https://www.facebook.com/skassapanza/
If you're a fan of delicious burgers, head to SkassaPanza. The advantage of the establishment is its quick service and delicious food prepared with fresh products. Due to the fact that the technology is followed in the preparation, the burgers are juicy, and the potatoes are crispy. Despite the fact that the institution looks completely inconspicuous in appearance, remember the delicious food that you try here, remember for a long time. By the way, a rental car can be parked nearby.
Via Santa Chiara, 13 http://www.tavernademercanti.it/intro/
Looking for a place for a delicious dinner in a cozy setting? We recommend choosing La Taverna dei Mercanti. To the smallest detail, the thought-out interior of the establishment makes a pleasant impression of the home atmosphere. Here is a great selection of Italian and Mediterranean dishes. Pasta, lasagna, salads, pizza, desserts, wine - all this in a wide assortment is presented in the restaurant menu. A table in La Taverna dei Mercanti is best booked in advance.
Via Paolo Sacchi, 8
+39 011 082 5321 http://www.turinpalacehotel.com/en/ double room - from € 160
Turin Palace Hotel is a cozy hotel located near the historical center. The interior is made in delicate blue and white shades, which has a pleasant rest. Good sound insulation will provide you peace and quiet at any time of the day. The hotel offers a spa, fitness center, room-service. The on-site restaurant serves original dishes with signature elements. On the roof there is an outdoor terrace where you can spend time with a glass of wine and enjoy the views of the city.
Via Bisalta, 11
+39 011 639 5091 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/trnto-ac-hotel-torino/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2 double room - from € 124
Are you planning to rent a car to spend your trip as rich as possible? We recommend choosing AC Hotel Torino. Qualified staff, stylish interiors and well-equipped rooms will make your stay at the hotel comfortable and enjoyable. The hotel provides a fitness center, conference room, dry cleaning, shuttle service. Breakfast is delicious and satisfying, in addition, are included in the price. Pets are also welcome at the hotel.
Corso Massimo d´Azeglio, 21
+39 011 012 0000 http://www.duparcsuites.com/default-en.html double room - from € 119
Duparc Contemporary Suites offers its guests high-quality service and a cozy atmosphere. At the disposal of tourists will be a fitness center, spa, room-service. For guests with children, babysitting services are very appropriate. For business trips, the hotel provides a business center with the necessary equipment and a conference room. Family, standard and deluxe rooms are available for travelers to choose from. Qualified staff will make sure that you do not need anything.
Corso Regina Margherita, 57
+39 011 860 0103 http://hoteldeipittori.it/ double room - from € 141
Hotel dei Pittori is a small hotel with a special atmosphere. Despite the fact that it is located on a noisy street in the center, the rooms are invariably quiet and calm. Romantic atmosphere and well-chosen interior elements set in a good mood. The hotel provides conference facilities, room-service, laundry. Breakfast is included in the price. The staff is multilingual, so there will be no problems with understanding.
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 54
+39 011 539153 http://www.starhotels.com/en/our-hotels/majestic-turin/ double room - from € 161
Starhotels Majestic has everything for a comfortable stay and more. The rooms at the hotel are spacious and functional. For those who lead a healthy lifestyle, a fitness center is equipped. Family rooms are available for family guests, and a babysitting service is also provided. Tourists using rental cars can use the parking lot. In case of the need for a seminar, training or business meeting, a conference room is equipped.
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