Duration: 2 hours (extendable to 3)
Availability: all year round
Exclusions: entrance fees (if any), tips, food and drinks
Category: walking tour
A couple of hours are certainly not enough to discover the heritage of the city of Turin. However, for those who have never been here before, it is a good way to approach and capture the main highlights of the city centre and to capture the essence of a city that many refer to as “the little Paris”.
After meeting your Guide you will start a walking tour through the most beautiful Baroque Piazzas such as Piazza Castello, Piazza San Carlo, Piazza Carignano and Piazza Carlo Alberto. Following the commentaries you will travel back in time to the 1600s and the 1700s, when Turin became the capital of the Duchy of Savoy (later turned into a Kingdom) and started an architectural revolution that turned it from an ancient medieval village into a modern Baroque capital.
Add and extra hour to visit also the Church of San Lorenzo, designed by the Italian Architect Guarino Guarini in the late 1600s, which is considered by many the most outstanding baroque building. Also walk to the mighty Mole Antonelliana, not only the tallest building in town, but also the tallest non-residential building in the world, home to a treasure called “National Cinema Museum”.