Turin Turism - Hotel Reservations and tourist attractions

Dubbed European capital of Baroque, on the one hand, Turinand Automobile Capital (FIAT), on the other hand, Turin is one of the main cities in Italy chosen as tourist destination, despite the fact that the city in itself does not thrive on tourism. Thus, the city is world renowned for its historic and cultural background imprinted in the many well preserved landmarks bursting with an incredible architectural spectacle.

But its historic and cultural heritage is complemented by the fact that several automobile companies, such as FIAT, have their main headquarters in Turin. Adding its long preserved reputation among literates and artists, and the fact that the city is home of the controversial Turin Shroud, one may argue that the city is rightfully deemed a prized tourist destination.

Short History of Turin

As expected, Turin has been a Roman settlement since around the 1st century BC. Even if its origins render Turin as a military camp, its historic trajectory turned the settlement into the capital city of the Duchy of Savoy (the 16th century). Subsequently, it became, even if only for a short period of time, the capital of the United Italy (the 19th century). But however harsh or mild might history have been with Turin, the one thing the city understood was that preserving the imprints of history is a is a token of respect to its own identity.

Accommodation in Turin

Despite the fact that Turin is renowned mainly as a business trip destination, the city is well endowed with establishments able to provide accommodation services for those traveling for pleasure, that is, for tourists as such. Camping sites or certain hotel chains, pensions and youth hostels may prove to be a solution for those traveling on a rather limited budget, even if the location of such establishments may sometimes prove to be a shortcoming. Luxury hotels are just as available, and their central location is an upside which is worth paying for.

Piedmontese cuisine at Turin

Pizza and pastas represent top choices among locals, but tourists may just as well try those world renowned Italian dishes. Anchovy and garlic also stand as basic ingredients for certain local specialties, such as Bagna càuda, but should one look for a lighter snack, they may always try the grissini. The tourist may make their way through desert – mainly represented by chocolate delights – by trying the large range of meats usually served with certain sauces, either cold or hot.

Tourist Attractions and Objectives in Turin

Mole Antonelliana is, perhaps, the most notable landmark of the numerous objectives in Turin. But the Valentino Castle, the Lingotto Center, Piazza Castello, the Roman Amphitheater and the Porta Palatina must not be disregarded in terms of tourist attractions. Turin also replete with museums and art galleries, of which the Egyptian Museum, the Museum of Cinema, the Motor Museum and the Gallery of Contemporary Art or the Museum of Antiquities and Fine Art belong to the must-see category. The same holds true when it comes to a series of religious establishments – the Superga Cathedral, the San Giovanni Dome, the Santuario della Consolata – or to the remarkable range of palaces: the Reale Palace, the Madama Palace, or the Cavour Palace. Turin also hosts Juventus Torino football club.

Events and Festival in Turin

The Artissima International Fair of Contemporary Art, Settembre Musica, the Docume in the Park and the International Theater Festival count as the more significant cultural events held in Turin. Automotoretro is meant to gather together old car enthusiasts, and the Turin Marathon is an event which attracts competitors all over the world. Turin also hosts events like CioccolaTO or the Feast of San Giovanni.

Hotels in Turin

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Parco Fiera

Parco Fiera

The Hotel Parco Fiera has been transformed in a modern and efficent three­star hotel by the complete renovation of the last few years, the creation of a spacious hall, of a cousy…

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Roma E Rocca Cavour

Roma E Rocca Cavour

Historical hotel , has been run by the same family since 1854. It's located in Turin centre in Porta Nuova station square, near Metro stop. Near the Hotel you can find The bus…

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Liberty

Liberty

HOTEL LIBERTY located in a quiet central district on the border of Congestion Charge, resume its history to host Business Men, Artists, Professors and "Tourists of Pleasure".…

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Atahotel Concord

Atahotel Concord

ATAHOTEL Concord in Turin is a 4 star hotel centrally located on Via Lagrange, just a few meters from the famous Via Roma and the Egyptian Museum. Modern and elegant, ATAHOTEL Concord…

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Cairo

Cairo

The Hotel Cairo is a 3 star hotel which has been completely renovated during the year 2005, and from where you can easy reach in a few minutes the Lingotto Congress Center. It offers…

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Alpi Resort

Alpi Resort

Alpi Resort Hotel is located in the heart of the town, at 50 mt. to Vittorio Veneto's Place way that links most famous street of Torino.Back to the hotel there are very picturesque…

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Genova E Stazione

Genova E Stazione

Welcome in your second house in the heart of Torino, a city full of history in a magic atmosphere. In the spirit of the best Italian craftmanship, the Best Western Hotel Genova is…

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Imperial 1

Imperial 1

Elegant and confortable environment, the hotel has doubles and singles rooms all equipped with air conditioning, bathroom, satellite TV and hair dryer. The hotel has also a large hall…

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Residences in Turin


Executive

Executive

The Executive hotel is a magnificent high­tech building conceived for both short and long stay. It is located in the heart of Turin and it is the perfect accommodation facility for…

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Hostel Ostello

Hostel Ostello

The hostel has free parking for guests, a ping pong table and a volley ball court. Inside the hostel there is a TV room with a reading corner including books in many languages, a laundry…

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Star

Star

In the centre of Torino, close to Porta Susa railway station and law­court palace, you can find a new concept of residence in a quiet corner of an elegant and lively residential quarter,…

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