Turin Tourism

What to do and thing to see in Turin (Italy)


Turin Tourism: what to do in Turin

According to recent research by "Sviluppo Piemonte Turismo", Turin is described by respondents as a renewed city, "good to visit" and "good for living". The visitors are very satisfied with their holidays in Turin, especially as regards the museums on offer and the hospitality received. With more than 4 million tourists every year and a growth trend of 19%, the city of Turin is confirmed as an emerging tourist destination in Europe.

Torino + Piemonte Card

With the Torino + Piemonte Card you will have the opportunity to visit more than 180 cultural sites of Piedmont and use the public transport and the tourist services of Turin for a period of 2, 3 or 5 days. Available all year is on sale at the Tourist Information Offices at prices ranging between 15 and 51€.

Tourist offices in Turin

Piazza Carlo Felice / Corso Vittorio Emanuele II - Turin (mon-sun h. 9am/6pm)

Piazza Castello ang. Via Garibaldi - Turin (mon-sun h.9am/6pm)

Call center Tourism Turin:
Tel: +39 011.535181 (mon-sun 9am/6pm)
Email: info.torino@turismotorino.org

Map the center of Turin .PDF [Source: turismotorino.org]


The panoramic bus of Turin

The City Sightseeing Torino is a panoramic red bus, making the complete tour of the centre of Turin (line A) in about an hour and in 9 stops, where visitors are allowed to get on and off at will. On board, a digital audio system programmed in 6 languages (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Russian) illustrates the beauties and the history of Turin.

City Sightseeing Torino proposes a second line (line B) of panoramic bus. The tour, called "Torino Inedita", provides a trip of 90 minutes starting from Piazza Castello (Via Po corner) with the possibility of making nine stops to explore the Torino Olympic sites, the Lingotto, the Eataly, the new National Automobile Museum and "Palazzina di Stupinigi".

City Sightseeing Torino proposes a third line (line C) of panoramic bus. The new tour, called "Torino Residenze Reali", provides a trip of 70 minutes starting from Piazza Castello (Via Po corner) with the possibility of making six stops to explore the Borgo Dora - Porta Palazzo neighborhoods, the Juventus Stadium, the Royal Palace of Venaria Reale, La Mandra Natural Park, the Rivoli's Castle - Museum of Contemporary Art.

Tickets can be purchased on board of the bus or at Turin tourist offices and some hotels. Download the brochure in .PDF

Turin Eye, the new panoramic hot-air-balloon of Turin

Turin Eye is the new panoramic hot-air-balloon installed in Piazza Borgo Dora (north of the historic center of Turin) that allows all tourist to admire the town from a height of 150 meters, therefore much higher than the 89 meters of the panoramic lift of the Mole Antonelliana housing the Cinema Museum.

This hot-air-balloon, of HiFlyer type's, is the world' largest captive balloon, an aircraft taller than 36 meters and filled with 6,000 cubic meters of helium.

Flights by night in the summer months by appointment. Important note: The service is suspended in case of strong wind or adverse weather conditions.

For timetables and fares visit: www.turineye.com/it/

For all informations: Phone +39.342.1336565 - +39.011.4367033
Sito: www.turineye.com - Email: info@aviosanmichele.it


The historic tramway Sassi - Superga, Turin

The historic tramway Sassi-Superga, one of the most popular attractions of Turin, is unique in Italy. In operation for more than hundred years, it has been completely renovated and now offers to visitors a journey in the past.

Upon arrival at Superga, you can admire a magnificent panorama of Turin and the Alps, visit the "Basilica di Superga", designed by Filippo Juvarra, and the royal tombs of the Savoy family.

The historic tramway is running generally from 9am to 8pm daily except Tuesday, (the time varies depending on the season). In this day of the week the service is done by bus. The ticket office is located inside the station Sassi, in which you can also visit the historical museum dedicated to the "Dentera" (the rack) in Turin.

Full fare ticket: weekdays 2,00-4,00€ (RT); Saturday and holidays: 3.50-5.50€ (RT). For groups exceeding 10 people the reservation is mandatory (see official website). For special fares, schedules and more information, see also the Tourist Services GTT Phone number +39.011.5764733; +39.011.5764750 (Office hours).

Website: www.gtt.to.it/cms/en/touristfacilities