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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Starhotels Majestic

Starhotels Majestic

The hotel is located in downtown Turin, just a short distance from the historical center of town, from the famous shopping streets and opposite the Railway Station of Porta Nuova.…

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Urbani

Urbani

IN THE HEART OF TURIN, IN FRONT OF OUR MAIN RAILWAY STATION "PORTA NUOVA", YOU MAY FIND HOTEL URBANI, THREE­STRAR CATEGORY, RECENTLY RENOVATED IN ALL. HOTEL URBANI IS…

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Miramonti

Miramonti

Hotel Miramonti with all modern conveniences, 115 bedrooms with modern furnishings, in an elegant, functional, multi­purpose style. The hotel is located very close to the Milan­Turin…

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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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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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Valentino Du Parc

Valentino Du Parc

The Valentino Du Parc is a newly conceived four­star hotel which has geared all its activities towards customer satisfaction. Attention to detail, the kindness of our staff and…

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Dock Milano

Dock Milano

Situated right in front of Porta Susa's train station a few metres from the historacal city centre and from the airport's shuttle terminal, since 1889, the Hotel Dock Milano…

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Astor

Astor

The Astor Hotel is a modern 3 star which was completely renovated in 2006. it’s faces in the wanderful Galimberti Square Situated in a strategic position, for those who want to live…

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Residences in Turin


Class

Class

Two steps away from the centre of Turin. Round the corner, in a silent and secluded lane, the Class Residence: A prestigious building of the Liberty period, with its discrete and elegant…

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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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