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Unique 3-Hour Underground Walking Tour of Turin

1. Unique 3-Hour Underground Walking Tour of Turin

Turin, in the beautiful northwest of Italy, is a magical place with a rich culture and history. On this walking tour, in only three hours, participants are able to experience this wonderful city and its expansive history from a unique perspective – underground. The tour will lead you many meters below the surface of the city to discover a subterranean layer that is as interesting as it is mysterious. This is your chance to explore the ancient underworld of Turin. Fifteen meters below the city you will discover the secret tunnels of the citadel, the famous Royal ice depots under Porta Palazzo, and the air shelter used during the 2nd World War.

Turin Noir: The Darkest Walking Tour

2. Turin Noir: The Darkest Walking Tour

Meet your guide and begin a spooky walking tour of the city center at night. See the city as you've never done before as you visit sites and monuments during exclusive opening hours. Learn about the dark history of the city, from the plague, crimes, and disturbing witchcraft practices that took place in the Roman Quarters.  Climb the 200 steps to the top of the Bell Tower and marvel at the illuminated panorama of the city by night. Continue on to the ancient Church of Misericordia for an exclusive opening, then discover the spooky history of the oldest law court in the city, amongst other mysterious places. Hear stories about the ancient ghosts in the city as you embark on a thrilling tour with your guide.

Turin: City Highlights Guided E-Bike Tour

3. Turin: City Highlights Guided E-Bike Tour

Meet your local host in the city center, choose your e-bike and start this amusing 3 hours bike tour to discover the many souls and gorgeous monuments of Turin. It is a multi-faceted city, where luxury and modesty live together in perfect balance creating fascinating and interesting contrasts. Your first stop will be the heart of the historic center for a first introduction to the history of this beautiful Italian city, characterized by the Italian Royals: Savoia family. Pedal along elegant boulevards and reach Piazza San Carlo to admire the equestrian monument of Emanuele Filiberto of Savoia. Continue your visit reaching Piazza Carignano and see some of the most beautiful historical buildings, declared UNESCO World heritage since 1997. Follow easy cycling paths and enjoy the shade of elegant buildings until Piazza Castello and admire the Royal Palace, Palazzo Madama and San Lorenzo Church. Your guide will take you on a journey from the past to the present. You’ll learn why the city is so important nowadays and its industrial development thanks to FIAT, the Italian automobile industry that is now part of the popular soul of the city. With your local insider you will then discover the Royal Gardens and Porta Palatina, an ancient Roman site. Relax pedaling through luxuriant gardens and reach Mole Antonelliana, the true symbol of the city. In the shade of its magnificence there’s a very interesting neighborhood, enriched by modern murales dedicated to sustainability, promoted by the famous coffee brand: Lavazza, born in Turin. Finally, cross the monumental bridge over Po river, and climb the Cappuccini hill to enjoy a breathtaking view over Turin. Last but not least, reach the beautiful Valentino Park, famous for being one of the gathering places for locals and for the elegant castel. Finally, enter the young and vibrant neighborhood of San Salvario and go back to the initial point.

Turin: Private Tour on The Path of The Holy Shroud

4. Turin: Private Tour on The Path of The Holy Shroud

Discover the history and mystery behind the Holy Shroud of Turin. Legend says that the burial garment of Jesus's crucified body was transferred to Turin in 1578 by the Dukes of Savoy. But where was it kept before? Did the Templars hide it? Uncover all these secrets on the tour. Just one of the fascinating theories about the Holy Shroud is considered to be the most important relic in Christianity but is rarely displayed. The ancient linen has been preserved in the royal chapel of the cathedral of San Giovanni Battista. Follow the history behind the burial shroud by visiting the breathtaking Chapel of the Holy Shroud, Guarino Guarini’s masterpiece and one of the most famous Baroque buildings in the world. Continue to the Renaissance Cathedral dedicated to St. John The Baptist where the Shroud is kept and displayed for very special occasions only. End the tour with a guided tour of the Museum of the Holy Shroud to answer some of the questions linked to the authenticity of the Shroud, a relic that draws people from all over the world.

Turin 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

5. Turin 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Spend a delightful 2 hours admiring the elegance of Turin, the first capital of Italy. Enjoy a fascinating walk through the historic center with a knowledgeable guide and take in the city’s most important landmarks and monuments. Sights on the tour include Palazzo Reale, home to kings for over 2 centuries, the Senate, the Baroque Church of San Lorenzo and the Renaissance Cathedral with the Sacra Sindone. Take a walk along Via Roma and see its chic shops and historic cafés, and to Piazza San Carlo, the salon of Turin and Piazza Carignano, the birthplace of the Renaissance.

Turin: Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

6. Turin: Guided Sightseeing Walking Tour

Meet your friendly guide in Piazza San Carlo, a magnificently elegant location aptly nicknamed the ‘lounge’ of Turin. Learn about the Piazza’s history which dates back to 1619 as you admire the intricate architecture of the surrounding buildings. Next, pass by the Port Palazzo Market on your way to the impressive Porta Palatina, which is one of the best preserved 1st-century BC Roman gateways in the world. Continue the tour to the imposing San Giovanni Battista Cathedral, the main place of Catholic worship in Turin. Located in the square of the same name, the cathedral was built at the end of the 15th century and is the city’s only religious building in the Renaissance style. Arrive at Piazza Castello next, a large esplanade that is the true center of Turin. As you explore, admire the dazzling Palazzo Madama as well as the majestic Palazzo Reale. Follow your guide to Piazza Carignano, one of the most important and historic squares of the Piedmontese capital. Dating back to the Savoy era of the city, the square boasts a fascinating monument to honor Vincenzo Gioberti, whom you will learn about from your guide. The tour ends at one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, the Mole Antonelliana. Built in 1863 and standing at 167 meters tall, the tower was initially a place of worship for Turin’s Jewish community before being sold to the municipality in 1877. Today the tower houses the fabulous collections of the National Cinema Museum.

From Turin: Sacra di San Michele Shuttle Bus

7. From Turin: Sacra di San Michele Shuttle Bus

Famous worldwide as the inspiration for Umberto Eco’s bestselling novel "The Name of the Rose" (and for the film adaptation starring Sean Connery and Christian Slater), the Sacra di San Michele is regarded as one of the most important examples of Romanesque architecture in Europe, and is available to visit from Turin via shuttle bus. Depart Turin and journey to the Sacra di San Michele by private coach, and get ready to experience one of the most beautiful abbeys of the Italian Alps. The bus leaves from Torino Porta Susa and will take you to your destination. Here you can discover the history of the Abbey and admire the breathtaking panorama over the Alps and the valley. You can also choose between the shuttle bus alone, or the shuttle bus with access to the Abbey.

Turin: 2 Hour Guided Walking Tour

8. Turin: 2 Hour Guided Walking Tour

History and culture play a very important role in Turin, and nowhere is this more evident than the city center. This is a place that is truly emblematic of Turin's fascinating history.  Unveil the historical city centre of Turin with a 2 hour walking experience with a guide. Following your guide, you are going to get to see the city’s main square and streets as well as hear many stories and anecdotes about the peculiar personalities that lived here. Together with your monolingual guide you will stop and discover important spots such as Castle Square with its Palazzo Reale, Palazzo Madama, the Mole Antonelliana and the lovely viales around the city.

Torino: City Highlights Private Guided Walking Tour

9. Torino: City Highlights Private Guided Walking Tour

The guided tour of Turin will be a walk through the historic center where you can admire the main monuments, palaces, churches and historical places of a city to be discovered. It starts from the Porta Palatina, one of the oldest monuments in Turin and one of the four entrances to the city in Roman times with the bronze statues of the emperors Caesar Augustus and Julius Caesar. Nearby we pass through one of the three commercial galleries covered by shining windows, the Galleria Subalpina, built in the 19th century that recalls the typical Parisian "passages" with cafes and restaurants; in our tour we will also visit Galleria Umberto I and San Federico. We continue with the visit of the Cathedral dedicated to San Giovanni, patron saint of the city, in Renaissance style and famous for the Chapel of the Shroud, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a masterpiece of Baroque architecture by Guarini which houses the Holy Shroud (the shroud in which the body would have been covered of Jesus in the sepulcher) behind his altar and visible only during public exhibitions as it is a very delicate relic. With our walk we arrive in Piazza Castello, one of the most beautiful squares that hosts several sites such as the majestic Palazzo Reale, home of the royals of Italy until the 19th century, the Royal Theater among the most important Italian opera houses, Palazzo Madama which was seat of the Subalpine Senate with its beautiful Baroque facade and the Royal Church of San Lorenzo which we will visit inside; this church in Baroque style and the work of Guarini was built by the Savoy family in the 1600s and housed the Holy Shroud as soon as it arrived in Turin. We continue our tour by exploring another historic square, Piazza San Carlo, the "living room" of Turin with its elegant arcades full of cafes, pastry shops and restaurants where you can taste typical foods and the famous Gianduiotti chocolates, with the equestrian statue of Emanuele Filiberto , Duke of Savoy, and the two twin churches of Santa Cristina and San Carlo Borromeo. Walking through the streets of the historic center of Turin we discover externally the Egyptian Museum, one of the largest and richest Egyptian museums in the world and the Palazzo Carignano, a historic building with its majestic architecture that today houses the Museum of Italian Resurgence and was the seat of the first parliament of the Kingdom of Italy. The guided tour ends by discovering externally the symbolic monument of Turin, the magnificent Mole Antonelliana visible throughout the city, a unique structure of its kind that mixes various styles and houses one of the main museums of Turin, the National Cinema Museum.

Turin: Private Tour of the Italian Capital of the Baroque

10. Turin: Private Tour of the Italian Capital of the Baroque

Experience the long-lasting power of the House of Savoy on a 2-hour tour of Turin – the Italian City of the Baroque. The Baroque monuments of the city stand as a tribute to the artists who served the city and the king. Your guide will take you to see the exteriors of the most important churches and palaces in Turin. You’ll visit Palazzo Carignano, Palazzo Madama (which houses the Museum of Ancient Arts), the Collegio dei Nobili, the Royal Church of San Lorenzo, and Piazza San Carlo. While the tour takes in the exterior of the palaces only, at additional charge you can see the interiors of Palazzo Reale, Palazzo Madama, and Palazzo Carignano if you wish.

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What people are saying about Turin

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 21 reviews

A superb morning in the company of Sofia, our guide, characterized by her good humor and competence. Pedaling really does not pose the slightest problem for those who know how to ride a bike. We walk through the streets and we discover a multitude of anecdotes related to the superb city of Turin. Little story and Big Story, everything is clearly explained and told at each stop. I recommend both for those who are in a hurry (like me, unfortunately) and for those who will have the chance to stay in the city for a while and who can easily find and deepen the places visited which are really abundant. This visit will remain an excellent memory!

It was a really interesting guided tour, in 4 stages on foot, moving with a convertible bus. The guide is very prepared and kind and tells the story of the Citadel and the galleries that characterize a Turin waiting to be discovered. Recommended!

Our guide was Chada. She was extraordinairy competent and charming. Thanks her for having a nice party at Rossini the other day . Westrongly recommend this e-tour to ever

We did a wonderful Tour of Turin led by Sofia. Beautiful new E bikes which guided us through Turin. Really recommended.

The tour and the curiosities that are discovered by the guide are very interesting.