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Private Turin Walking Tour

Turin - Mole Antonelliana - View from Ponte Isabella
Turin - Santuario della Consolata - Side viewTurin - Piazza CastelloTurin - Palazzo Reale - ViewTurin - Palazzo Madama - Night ViewTurin - Palazzo Madama - Back ViewTurin - Mole Antonelliana - Panorama

From: $47.65

tour duration

3 Hours

start time

09:30 AM –

02:00 pm

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, sun

meeting point

piazza castello,  more details at booking

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TOUR ITINERARY

Meet your guide in the regal Piazza Castello to start your three hour Private Turin Walking Tour. The tour will give you the opportunity to discover this beautiful town where once the Kings of Italy reigned.

In the last five century the elegant Piazza Castello has been the center of the city life: the most important buildings in Turin are located here. The Savoy Family (the Royal Family) built their residence in the north side of the Piazza during the 16th century and lived there until they were exiled. Today the Royal Palace houses a museum dedicated to the House of Savoy. Another beautiful palace that you will admire is the one called Palazzo Madama (Madame Palace) where many regents lived. This palace had been through numerous renovations; today we can admire a beautiful baroque façade covered in white marble while the rear part of the palace still looks like a medieval castle.

Your next stop will be the gorgeous Turin’s Cathedral; the Duomo is dedicated to St John the Baptist and it was built next to a Romanesque campanile. The famous Chapel of the Holy Shroud was added to the Duomo at the end of the 17th century in order to accommodate the Shroud of Turin. The Cathedral is one of the few example of Renaissance art survived in the city. The interior is richly decorated thanks to the works of many artists of different periods.

A short walk will bring you in Piazza della Consolata where you will visit the beautiful Marian Sanctuary known as La Consolata. The first church on the spot was built during the 5th century; since then many renovations have completely remodeled it. Today La Consolata showcases a unique collection of style: a Roman wall, Romanesque campanile, baroque domes, a neoclassical portico and a stunning rococo interior. The church is very famous for an Icon of the Virgin housed in one of its chapel.

Your guide will now introduced you to one of the traditions of the city: you will enjoy a bicerin in one of the historical bar of Turin. The bicerin is an espresso coffee mixed with hot chocolate and cream. Every Sunday morning after attending to the Mass the Torinesi sit in one of the beautiful 19th century bar that Turin still offers and enjoy a bicerin with their families and friends!

Your tour will now bring you to visit the beautiful Piazza Vittorio and will end right in front of the unique Mole Antonelliana.

We suggest you to visit the famous Mole that today houses the Museo Nazionae del Cinema (National Museum of Cinema). With its 167.5 meters, or 550 feet, of high the Mole Antonelliana is the tallest museum in the world!

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– English speaking local guide (3h)

– Visit of Piazza Castello

– Visit of Turin’s Duomo

– Visit of the Sanctuary of La Consolata

– Bicerin Tasting Fees

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Piazza Castello

– Royal Palace

– Palazzo Madama

– Turin’s Duomo

– Piazza della Consolata

– Sanctuary of La Consolata

– Piazza Vittorio

– Mole Antonelliana

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– The dress code for men and women is strictly enforced in churches. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

Departure point:

Piazza Castello, more details at booking

Duration:
3 hours

Return details:
Piazza Vittorio

Private Turin and Venaria Tour

La Venaria Reale - Diana's Gallery
La Venaria Reale - View from the parkLa Venaria Reale - FountainLa Venaria Reale - Church of St. HubertusTurin - Mole Antonelliana - View from Ponte IsabellaTurin - Palazzo Madama - Night ViewTurin - Mole Antonelliana - PanoramaTurin - Palazzo Reale - ViewTurin  - Santuario della Consolata - ViewTurin - Duomo - Exterior

From: $151.28

tour duration

7 Hours

start time

10:00 AM

Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, sun

meeting point

pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

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TOUR ITINERARY

Your private driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Turin to take you on an exciting full day Private Turin and Venaria Tour.

Your day will start with a short drive from Turin to Venaria Reale; the gorgeous former Hunting Palace of the Royal House of Savoy will be your first stop. Upon your arrival you will meet our local guide that will help you to discover this gorgeous complex part of the UNESCO Heritage List since 1997. You will visit the beautifully restored Palace with its unique towers covered with ceramic tiles and connected by the stunning Galleria di Diana; its 17th century facade decorated with cornucopias, fruits and shells and the lovely annexed Church of St. Hubertus.

Now it is time to enjoy the beautiful park that was recreated in order to replace the original gardens completely destroyed during the Napoleonic Dominion.

As soon as you reach the Court of Honor you will be impress by the elegance of the court and the fantastic view over the Venaria; here once stood the gorgeous Fountain of the Stag with its marble statues of hunters and hounds and a bronze stag. Unfortunately during the 18th century the fountain was disassembled, however today a beautiful 120 meters wide elliptical fountain replace the original one. The modern Water Theatre  will enchant you with its 100 water jets, color light projectors and steam pipes!

At the end of your visit meet your driver again to return in Turin where the second part of your tour will take place.

You will start your Turin tour from the regal Piazza Castello the centre of the city life! The Savoy Family built their residence here during the 16th century and lived there until they were exiled. Today the Royal Palace houses a museum dedicated to the House of Savoy. Another beautiful palace that you will admire is the one called Palazzo Madama (Madame Palace) where many regents lived. This palace had been through numerous renovations; today we can admire a beautiful baroque façade covered in white marble while the rear part of the palace still looks like a medieval castle.

Your next stop will be the gorgeous Duomo dedicated to St John the Baptist built next to a Romanesque campanile. The famous Chapel of the Holy Shroud was added to the Duomo at the end of the 17th century in order to accommodate the Shroud of Turin

A short walk will bring you in Piazza della Consolata where you will visit the beautiful Marian Sanctuary known as La Consolata with its unique collection of style: a Roman wall, Romanesque campanile, baroque domes, a neoclassical portico and a stunning rococo interior.

It is now time to relax and discover one of the traditions of the city: you will enjoy a bicerin in one of the historical bar of Turin! Every Sunday morning after attending to the Mass the Torinesi sit in one of the beautiful 19th century bars to enjoy this espresso coffee mixed with hot chocolate and cream!

Your tour will now bring you to visit the beautiful Piazza Vittorio and will end right in front of the unique Mole Antonelliana.

We suggest you to visit the famous Mole that today houses the Museo Nazionae del Cinema (National Museum of Cinema). With its 167.5 meters, or 550 feet, of high the Mole Antonelliana is the tallest museum in the world!

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver

– Expert English speaking local guide in Venaria Reale ( 2 1/2 hours)

– Expert English speaking local guide in Turin ( 3 hours)

– Visit of La Venaria Reale

– Venaria Reale entrance fee

– Visit of Piazza Castello

– Visit of Turin’s Duomo

– Visit of the Sanctuary of La Consolata

– Bicerin Tasting Fees

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– La Venaria Reale

– Piazza Castello

– Royal Palace

– Palazzo Madama

– Turin’s Duomo

– Piazza della Consolata

– Sanctuary of La Consolata

– Piazza Vittorio

– Mole Antonelliana

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– The dress code for men and women is strictly enforced in churches. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

Departure point:

Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
7 hours

Return details:
Piazza Vittorio

Royal Palace – Turin

Turin - Palazzo Reale - View
Turin - Palazzo RealeTurin - Palazzo Reale - GateTurin - Palazzo Reale - Facade

The Royal Palace of Turin was the residence of the Savoy Family for centuries.

Located in the central Piazza Castello the palace was built were once stood the Bishop’s Palace. The location was chosen for two reasons: to be close where the court met, and to monitor the two main entrances of Turin, the Palatine Gate and the Pretoria Gate.

Initially built during the 16th century it was remodeled during the regency of Christine Marie of France a century later. She hired the famous baroque architect Filippo Juvarra. He designed the gorgeous staircase called Scala delle Forbici.

Another important addition to the original palace was the construction of the Chapel of the Holy Shroud. The chapel was built in order to house the famous Shroud of Turin, property of the Savoy Family since 1453.

Things to see

The gate that surround the Palace is decorated with a Golden Medusa; the Medusa symbol was used to scare trespassers.

In 1946 after a referendum abolished the monarchy in Italy the Palace was converted into a museum. It was dedicated to the House of Savoy.

In 1997 the Royal Palace became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

 

Palazzo Madama – Turin

Turin - Palazzo Madama - Night View
Turin - Palazzo Madama - BackTurin - Palazzo Madama - FacadeTurin - Palazzo Madama - Back View

Palazzo Madama historically is one of the most important buildings in Turin. Located in the central Piazza Castello it was built on top of a Roman gate.

During the 14th century the palace was transformed into a castle by the Savoia Acaja Family. Not even a century later it was heavy remodeled again; the building was given a square shape with a tower at each corner and an inner court. When the Savoia Acaja Family disappeared the House of Savoy inherited the castle, transforming it in their guest house.

Palazzo Madama was chosen by the regent Christine Marie as her residence; she modernized the interior. Following her predecessor steps the regent Marie Jeanne moved in the Palace too.

From here the name Palazzo Madame that in Italian means literally Madame’s Palace.

The baroque architect Filippo Javarra was hired to transform the 15th century Palace into a Baroque’s one. The project was never completed and only the frontal section was remodeled and covered in white stone.

Things to see

In the following decades the Palace was used for many different purposes. It became the headquarter of the French government under the Napoleon’s dominion; King Charles Albert transformed it into the Royal Art Gallery and later installed here the Subalpine Senate and the High Court.

During the fascist era Palazzo Madama became the Museo Civico di Arte Antica, City Museum of Ancient Art. In reality the museum hosts a collection of artworks from the Middle Ages to the 18th century.