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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Alexandra

Alexandra

We are a medium­sized hotel in a seven­storey building. From our top floor solarium your eyes can wander from the Alps to the hill, through the roofs of the baroque Turin,…

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Jolly Ambasciatori

Jolly Ambasciatori

The hotel is characterized by the unique style, the elegant atmosphere, the recent renovation, the high level of service which is always attentive and punctual. The 199 rooms (of which…

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Grand Sitea

Grand Sitea

Built in the early 1900s and featuring a traditional brand of hospitality, the Grand Hotel Sitea in Turin is superbly positioned for those who want to be able to get about the city…

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Conte Biancamano

Conte Biancamano

Our hotel is situated right in the city centre on the corner of two main roads, Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Corso Re Umberto, just a short walk from Porta Nuova Railway Station, the…

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Vittoriano

Vittoriano

Hotel Vittoriano is situated in Corso Giulio Cesare 373, near the A4 Torino/Milano exit. The hotel is in a strategic position making it close to the city centre, it’s key attractions…

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Giotto

Giotto

The Hotel Giotto is a recently renovated three­star hotel, situated a residential area close to the river Po and just a short walk from the famous Valentino park and the splendid…

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Lancaster

Lancaster

completely renovated, offers to their customers comfortable and elegant perfectly equipped rooms: satellite TV, mini bar, touch­dialing, air conditioning, modem line, hair­dryer.

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Holiday Inn City Centre

Holiday Inn City Centre

The hotel has been completely renovated in 2008 from lobby to guestrooms, to offer a most comfortable and pleasant stay. You will enjoy state of the art facilities alongside old­fashioned…

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Residences in Turin


Nizza

Nizza

The Residence Nizza features single and double rooms, all equipped with kitchen corner, bathrooms with bath­tub shower and air­conditioned.

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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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Sporting

Sporting

Residence Sporting ­ in name and in fact. The Sporting is the newest residence in Turin, open since Olimpics Game 2006, in the same building of the most complete Fitness Clubs…

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