Turin Neighborhood tours

Our most recommended Turin Neighborhood tours

Turin: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

1. Turin: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Skip the long lines to the magnificent Royal Palace of Turin with fast-track tickets on this guided tour. Meet your guide at the entrance of the Royal Palace. Retrace the steps of the royal Savoy family who lived here during their reign in the 1800s and early 1900s. Imagine what life here might have been like as you tour the throne room, bed chambers, ballroom, and more. Admire the palace's impressive architecture and intricate details while learning about its history, which dates back to the 16th century. Hear stories of the events and ceremonies that took place at the Palace of Turin. Learn about the period that led up to Italy becoming a republic in 1946. Continue to the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, a stunning Baroque-Style chapel built to house the Shroud. Unfortunately, the Shroud was destroyed in a fire in 1997. Nevertheless, the building is still worth a visit to admire its interior and rich history.

Full-Day Barbaresco Wine Tour with Truffle Hunting and Lunch

2. Full-Day Barbaresco Wine Tour with Truffle Hunting and Lunch

A tour for true connoisseurs of Piedmont delicacies, this will be a dynamic trip to the Langhe region of Italy famous for its exquisite black and precious white truffles. Enjoy the unique beauty of the Piedmont region, including its picturesque woodlands, the lush verdure of its gently rolling hills, backed by the majesty of its snowcapped mountains and the medieval castles that add their own majesty to the landscape. The mountain range sets bounds to an incredible gastronomical heritage. You will taste the best of local cuisine and drink Barbaresco wine in one of the best wineries of the region. This tour will give you the chance to go truffle hunting in Alba, the gastronomical capital of Italy. Truffles grow underground in a symbiotic relationship with the roots of particular trees. During a walk through the woods, truffle experts from Piedmont will explain everything related to this culinary delicacy. The exquisite black truffle is harvested from the end of May until December, while the most expensive and rare – the white truffle – is hunted out between the end of September and December. Enjoy an appetizer with truffle snacks after the hunt before moving on to the main culinary event at lunch in a traditional restaurant with panoramic views of the local vineyards. Meals typical of the Langhe region include: gnocchi (potato dumplings with cheese), white mushroom risotto, tender agnolotti pasta, roasted rabbit with vegetables, veal with Barbaresco wine, homemade ice cream and semifreddo or panna cotta. A sommelier will help you choose the best combination of wine and the dishes you have chosen. After the meal, a wine tasting will be hosted at one of Barbaresco’s famous wineries. The building has belonged to a noble family of marquises since the 18th-century but the family’s own first wine began production in 1973. In a short time, it acquired a world renown as being one of the best producers of Barbaresco wines from its own vineyards, which exclusively grow the nebbiolo grape. A favorable microclimate allows the growth of high-quality grapes even during years in which the harvest is difficult. Recently, the winery has been considerably enlarged and provided with modern equipment for the production of wine of the highest quality standard – DOCG. At the end of the wine trip to the Langhe region, you will see the small but beautiful historical center of the town of Barbaresco, completely surrounded by its famous vineyards. Barbaresco is a place of amazing natural beauty located in the Langhe hills. Admire the panorama of vineyards, woods and medieval fortresses and settlements from any point of view.

Turin: Markets and Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home

3. Turin: Markets and Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home

You will begin your day food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. You can immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home, where you will learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by local wines. During your lesson, your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. You can have fun putting your cooking skills to the test, with your Cesarina-guide helping you along the way. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils, and all the ingredients required to make the dishes. After your cooking class, you will of course get to taste everything you have prepared, accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home some handy Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Turin: 3-Hour Gastronomy Tour

4. Turin: 3-Hour Gastronomy Tour

The gastronomic journey begins in the Piazza Statuto, in the historic center of Turin. Stroll through the narrow streets while learning about the Piedmontese region and culture with the help of a local guide.   Taste gianduiotto, the local ingot-shapped chocolates with an interesting history. Legend has it that the gianduiotto was born as a result of the continental blockade imposed by Napoleon. As cocoa was considered an expensive, luxury good, many chocolatiers in the region began replacing it partly with hazelnuts, abundant in the hills of the region. Sip bicerin, which in Piedmont means "glass," a local non-alcoholic drink which originates from another 18th century drink called bavareisa, composed of coffee, chocolate, and milk cream and served in round, transparent glasses.   Sample vitel tonnè with a glass of wine. The term vitel tonnè comes from the Piedmontese dialect and refers to a meat dish topped with an anchovy sauce. Although the origins of this dish are shrouded in mystery, it is known that anchovies from nearby Liguria were widely used as an alternative to salt, which had prohibitive prices in the Middle Ages.   Last but not least, sample an array of delicious local cheeses, many of them recognized with protected designation of origin (DOP) status.

Turin: Art Nouveau Walking Tour with Coffee

5. Turin: Art Nouveau Walking Tour with Coffee

Meet your guide in front of the Metro stop of Principi d'Acaja and start discovering the Art Nouveau of Turin. Discover The House of Dragons, which is one of the most valuable examples in the city of the skilful mix between the neo-Gothic French style and Art Nouveau, which was immensely popular in the city at the turn of the 19th and 20th century. See Casa Fenoglio-Lafleur, a beautiful house that immediately strikes the eye for the wonderful floral friezes that cover the facade, the wrought-iron balconies, and the splendid polychrome glass. Visit Villino Raby, which is one of Pietro Fenoglio's masterpieces. The wrought iron railings lead to the rooms with the large bow-window and the decorations of the master Domenico Smeriglio. See the Chiesa di Gesù Nazareno which built at the start of the 20th century as part of a project by architect Giuseppe Gallo. Constructed in the neo-Gothic style with Art Nouveau influences, the building is dominated by the high bell tower, with a richly decorated facade.  As part of the tour, enjoy a coffee in a traditional café, also built in the Art Nouveau style.

Private Tour: Barolo Wine Tasting in Langhe area from Torino

6. Private Tour: Barolo Wine Tasting in Langhe area from Torino

Explore top selected wine cellars and astonishing vineyards in Langhe and Roero, UNESCO world Heritage Sites, as you taste Piedmontese excellent wines. Specially selected and historical wine producers and an expert local guide will help you to better understand the flavors and specialties of the Piedmontese wine-making tradition. Choose between a half day or a full day tour. On the half-day tour, you will visit two wine cellars in La Morra or Barolo (2 wine cellars) On the full day tour, you will have a guided tour of Alba, the town of the white truffle, as well as tastings of Piedmontese specialties at a local shop. Have a gourmet lunch at typical restaurant and visit the two wine cellars.

Turin: Food Walking Tour with Tastings

7. Turin: Food Walking Tour with Tastings

Unveil the secrets of Turin's world-famous delicacies on a guided culinary tour around the city. Learn about the history of the Piedmont region through anecdotes and fun facts. Taste the richness of local chocolate, ice cream, bread, and typical drinks. Immerse yourself in Italian culture through a delicious culinary experience. Discover Turin in a different way, by eating your way through the city and exploring the lifestyle. Try some Giandujotto chocolate, sip on a historic Zabaglione drink, and learn the legend of the local breadsticks. Of course, your tour would not be complete without tasting the renowned Piedmontese Cri-Cri chocolate praline. Step into an ancient cafe for the chance to savor traditional ice cream and a glass of Vermouth or Bicerin.

Turin: Small-Group Truffle Hunt Adventure

8. Turin: Small-Group Truffle Hunt Adventure

Take a unique small-group tour (max. 7 participants) in search of truffles with your family and friends. Depart from the meeting point in central Turin and head towards the countryside of Piedmont. After a 45-minute drive, arrive in the town of Alba, located on the hills where the precious truffles grow. Follow the truffle hunter and his companion dog into the woods where you'll learn about the trees, soil composition, and other environmental factors required to grow truffles. The season of white truffles starts in September and ends in January. In the late springtime and summer, it is possible to find black truffles. Regardless of the type of truffles found, the experience doesn’t change. Watch the dog in action and learn everything about the truffles of Alba. The walk in the woods requires appropriate footwear as the path can be slippery, uneven, and occasionally muddy. A limited number of rubber boots are available and need to be requested at the time of booking.

Turin: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

9. Turin: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

On this tour, you can go food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. Then, attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of her/his family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish and dessert with drinks (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee). Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home memories that'll stay with you for life.

Private Aperitivo Tour and Tasting in Turin

10. Private Aperitivo Tour and Tasting in Turin

Aperitour is a guided tour through the places of the aperitif tradition in Turin. Along this tour you'll discover brilliant inventions such as Vermouth and walk through the main squares, experiencing the history of the city. In the two and a half hours of the walking tour, you will have the opportunity to taste three different versions of aperitif, at the same time you'll be shown a wonderful city explained through its gastronomic delights.  In between each tasting stop you will get to know the fascinating stories of the protagonists of the Piedmontese food and wine tradition! From the heart of the Roman quadrilateral to the banks of the longest river in Italy this walking route takes you to explore the festive side of Turin. In a region where meeting up is synonymous with good food and renowned dinners, this walk will allow you to appreciate the tradition of Turin aperitif.  The three tastings, in different locations, each include a drink and typical food  you can enjoy for the quality of their gastronomic offer.

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