Illuminated squares sit among prominent Baroque buildings in Turin City Centre, northern Italy’s cultural capital. The city centre is known for its museums, monuments and Via Roma, an elegant stretch of hip cafes, live music and enticing food and wine.
Things to do in Centro
Want a dose of culture? Head to the Egyptian Museum, home to one of the largest and most important collections of Egyptian treasures outside of Cairo. Feast your eyes on over 30,000 artefacts, including the statue of Ramses II, and spend time browsing the papyrus collection room, originally used by Drovetti and later by Champollion.
Explore Piazza Castello for an authentic taste of Turin. Meander along the northern edge of Via Roma to find Palazzo Reale and the part-medieval, part-Baroque Palazzo Madama, two of the most prominent architectural attractions in Turin. Catch an opera or ballet performance at Teatro Regio di Torino and visit the Royal Library of Turin, which houses Leonardo da Vinci's drawings.
For a bird’s-eye view of Turin, visit the iconic Mole Antonelliana, one of the city’s most symbolic buildings. Take the glass elevator to the top to see across the city and to the Alps and check out the on-site cinema museum to find tons of interactive exhibitions.
Car enthusiasts will rejoice at the Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile, which is well-suited to the city that birthed one of the world’s leading car manufacturers. Browse more than 200 automobiles across three floors of displays, divided into car chronology, technical design and environmental sustainability.
Getting around Centro
Turin Airport is located about 15 kilometres north of the city centre, serving as the area’s primary gateway. Mini electric buses provide the majority of transportation throughout Turin, while much of the city centre can be explored on foot.