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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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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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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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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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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Piemontese

Piemontese

Hotel Piemontese's most romantic rooms, overlooking the Mole Antonelliana and the monumental Sinagogue of Sant'Anselmo street, are particular suites, located on the fifth floor,featuring…

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Napoleon

Napoleon

In the heart of Turin, the Napoleon Hotel is near the momst popular and elegant streets of the city. For its central position, his proverbial refinements and style, the Hotel il the…

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Gran Mogol

Gran Mogol

Our address is n.2 Via Guarini, a small and quiet street 200 metres from Porta Nuova Railway Station, at the beginning of Via Roma, the elegant street of the city. It is easy to reach…

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Holiday Inn Corso Francia

Holiday Inn Corso Francia

The Hotel, which was made with quality, innovative, and high.tech features and high care for details, is able to guarantee the Guest the highest confort, offering 130 bedrooms of different…

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Residences in Turin


Guido Reni

Guido Reni

The Residence Hotel Guido Reni, is located in the south area of the town, near the exit of the south ring road. The center town is easy and quickly reachable with frequent lines of…

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Il Seminario

Il Seminario

We have renovated traditional farm houses and supplied them with a modern equipment: the result is a unique mix of tradition and comfort. The apartments are different in size and configuration,…

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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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