Turin Tourism

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

Getting around Turin

The most convenient and economical way to get around Turin is to take advantage of GTT public transport. The city has a network of buses, tramways and, from 2006, an underground line. In the "o;bars", tobaccos and kiosks you can buy different types of tickets: the ticket for an urban trip, for an extra-urban trip or a ticket valid for one day. Those who like to go out at night can also enjoy night buses.

The city center has ZTL zones (restricted traffic areas) with limited or no access to cars in certain hours of the day, monitored by road cameras.

Offers for visiting Turin: discount tickets for attractions and tourist services

Tourist offices in Turin

Piazza Carlo Felice - Corso Vittorio Emanuele II - Turin
(Monday to Sunday from 9am to 6pm)

Piazza Castello corner Via Garibaldi - Turin
(Monday to Sunday from 9am to 6pm )

Call center Turin Tourism:
phone +39 011.535181 (Monday to Sunday from 9am to 6pm)
email: info.torino@turismotorino.org.

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

The panoramic buses of Turin

The City Sightseeing Torino is a bright and very comfortable double-decker panoramic bus, making a complete tour of the center of Turin (line A) in approximately 1 hour and 9 stops which allows passengers to get on and off at will . On board of the buses, an audio system programmed in 6 languages ​​ (Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Russian) illustrates the beauties and the history of Turin.

City Sightseeing Torino offers a second line (Line B) of panoramic bus. The tour, called "Torino Inedita", offers a 90 - minutes tour from Piazza Castello (corner Via Po) with the possibility of making nine stops to explore the Olympic Torino, the Lingotto, the Eataly, the new National Museum of the Automobile and the Hunting Lodge of Stupinigi.

City Sightseeing Torino offers a third line (Line C) panoramic bus. The new tour, called "Torino Residenze Reali", offers a 70 - minutes tour from Piazza Castello (corner Via Po) with the possibility to make six stops to explore the Borgo Dora, Porta Palazzo market, Juventus Stadium, the castle of La Venaria Reale, the natural park "La Mandria" and the castle of Rivoli (Museum of Contemporary Art).

Tickets can be purchased on buses or in tourist offices in Turin and in partner hotels. Download the brochure in .PDF

Turin Eye, the new panoramic balloon of Turin

Turin Eye is the new panoramic balloon installed in Piazza Borgo Dora (north of the historic center of Turin) that will allow all tourists to admire the city from a height of 150 meters and therefore much higher than the 85 meters of the panoramic dome of the Mole Antonelliana, headquarters of the Cinema Museum. This balloon, HiFlyer type, is the largest captive aerostat in the world, more than 36 meters high, and inflated with 6000 mc of helium.

Night flights and booking in the summer months. Take care!: the service is suspended in case of strong wind or adverse weather conditions.

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

For all information: phone +39.342.1336565 - +39.011.4367033,
website: www.turineye.com,
email: info@aviosanmichele.it

Historic Tramway Sassi - Superga, Turin

The historic Sassi - Superga cogwheel tramway is one of Turin's most popular attractions and one of a kind in Italy. In full operation for more than a hundred years, it has been completely renovated and today offers visitors a trip to the past. Upon arrival in Superga, one can admire a magnificent panorama of Turin and the Alps, visit the Basilica realized by Filippo Juvarra and the tombs of the Royal Savoy family.

The historic Tramway departs from Wednesday to Monday from 9am to 8pm. Tuesday is replaced by a bus. The ticket office is located inside the Sassi railway station, where you can also visit the historic Museum dedicated to the "Dentera" (the cogwheel).

Full ticket price: in week 2,00-4,00 € (round trip). Saturday and holidays: 3.50 - 5.50 € (round trip). For groups exceeding 10 people the reservation is mandatory (see the official website). For more information, schedules and special rates, see also GTT Tourist Services phone +39 011.5764733; +39.011.5764750 (Office hours).

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