TURIN CITY CENTRE
A minimum number of 10 participants is required for this tour.
Duration: 8 hours.
Meet your local guide and start your journey to discover the city centre. The tour starts from the ancient Roman Porte Palatine (“Palatine Gates”) and Theatre. You will then reach the Quadrilatero to admire some medieval buildings and the Duomo, a sober, late 15th century building of Renaissance architecture. Afterwards, the tour will continue with the fine examples of Baroque architecture in Turin, built according to the wishes of Christine of France, the first Madama Reale (Madame Royale): you will see the beautiful Piazza San Carlo (“St Charles’ Square”), that is the “the heart of the city”, and its spectacular twin churches, which serve as a scenic backdrop to the square.
Walking through the central Via Roma, which was restored around 1930, you will arrive in Piazza Castello (“Castle Square”): the political hub of the Kingdom of Savoy. There you will find the Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale), the Royal Armoury (Armeria Reale) and the Royal Library (Biblioteca Reale) -where some of Leonardo Da Vinci’s drawings, such as his famous self-portrait Teatro Regio (Regio Theater), are kept-. The central square is dominated by Palazzo Madama (“Madame Palace”), an ancient Roman Gate later turned into a medieval castle and finally into the luxurious residence of Christina of France: a building that encompasses seven centuries of history!!!
Afterwards, you will discover Turin’s examples of Renaissance architecture. Your guide will show you Piazza Carignano (“Carignano Square”): the Palace which hosted the first parliament of Italy, after Italian’s unification, and where the protagonists of the Italian Risorgimento epic – Charles Albert and Victor Emmanuel II – were born.
Along the way, you will also pass the well-known historic cafés, architectural jewels of Art Nouveau.
Enjoy a delicious lunch at a restaurant in the city centre.
The tour will end with the afternoon visit of the Egyptian Museum, which, such as the one in Cairo, is exclusively dedicated to the art and culture of the Ancient Egypt.
Minimum age: 8
Dress CodeAbbigliamento comodo
IncludedTURIN CITY CENTREPersonal Guide