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Turin Vacation Packages & Tours

Set along the River Po in the northwest of Italy surrounded by spectacular alpine scenery, Turin is a feast of baroque architecture with world-class museums and art nouveau cafes. While it was once more of an industrial city, famous for producing the Fiat automobile, today it’s one of the country’s most intriguing destinations. The city skyline is characterized by the needle-like spire of the Mole Antonelliana while one of the most famous relics in Italy, the Holy Shroud, attracts thousands of pilgrims to marvel at the section of cloth said to have wrapped Christ’s body following the crucifixion. Turin also has a rich history of chocolate-making with traditional chocolatiers beneath its attractive porticoes, while Vermouth was birthed here and can be enjoyed in one of its many bars. Not surprisingly, the food is mouthwatering but it’s different from what you’ll find elsewhere in Italy, with a focus on game meats, truffles, and light risottos.


Best Hotels in Turin

Hotels in Turin run the gamut from budget-friendly to luxurious, with some of the priciest found within the historic center, the best area to stay in the city for sightseers and first-time visitors with the top attractions all within walking distance. It’s where you’ll find the largest concentration of accommodation options, with everything from charming B&Bs and apartment rentals to luxury 5-star hotels. If you’re looking for something more affordable, there are neighborhoods that will put you within easy reach of the city center with hotels at reasonable prices like Aurora and Vanchiglia which lies directly north. There are fabulous options in leafy residential neighborhoods too, like Crocetta with its elegant tree-lined streets, baroque architecture, and tranquil atmosphere. You’ll find many boutique hotels housed in magnificent palazzos and even a handful of gorgeous properties with outdoor pools that are especially ideal for those who plan to visit in the summer.

Check out our guide on where to stay in Turin.

Things to do in Turin

There are practically an overwhelming number of things to do in Turin, but for the first-time visitor, there are some absolute musts.


When to visit Turin

The best time to visit Turin depends on your particular travel preferences and what you hope to do. Summer is the hottest and busiest time, but it’s the best season for enjoying the city’s many music festivals. If you come then, prepare to pay the highest prices for airfare and hotels, and book well in advance. The shoulder seasons of spring and early fall are ideal for enjoying more pleasant weather and avoiding the biggest crowds of the year. You might find some discounted room rates, and both seasons are good for hiking in the Alps. The quietest and least expensive time to visit Turin is November through early December and mid-January through mid-February, although you’ll need to bundle up, bringing a warm winter coat and waterproof boots. Skiing is possible at resorts just over an hour away. While heavy snow is unlikely in the city, it usually snows at least once during the winter.

Check out our guide on when to visit Turin.


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