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: $44.78

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
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From: $142.16

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

Piazza Castello – Turin

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Piazza Castello is Turin’s main square. Positioned right in the center of the city the plaza is enclosed by some of the most important buildings of Turin: Palazzo Madama and Palazzo Reale. The project to create a plaza here started at the end of the 16th century. At the beginning Piazza Castello was divided in three sections; only during the Napoleonic dominion it became the square that we can admire today.

Piazza Castello was for centuries the center of Turin’s life, both political and social. When the King moved the political power from Turin to Florence first and then Rome the city lost its political importance. However the inhabitants of Turin kept using the plaza as center of the city’s social life. Many important events are still hosted in this unique Piazza.

Things to see

Three sides of Piazza Castello are covered by elegant arcades built in different period. These were erected in order to let the Turin’s populations enjoy a stroll around the center of the city also during the cold Turin’s winter. The arcade on the west side of the square hosted for years two important markets: one during the Carnival and the other one in May.

At the beginning of the 20th century the plaza was crossed by streetcars and cars, while today it is mostly pedestrians. The change was made with the intention of recreate a space where both inhabitants and visitors can enjoy a relaxing walking while admiring the numerous Palazzi and Monuments of this stunning Piazza!

Private Pompeii and Naples Tour

Naples - Piazza del Plebiscito - Monument to Charles III
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From: $134.33

 

TOUR DURATION

8 Hours

START TIME

09:30 AM

Mon,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 in the morning to take you on a fascinating full day excursion to Pompeii and Naples. Your journey will start immediately while you enjoy the fantastic views form the car.

Your first stop will be the unique ancient city of Pompeii. Here you will meet your private guide that will unfold in front of your eyes the exceptional history of this little gem. Buried under meters of ash in 79 AD, when the Vesuvius erupted, the city was perfectly preserved. You will have the amazing opportunity to travel back in time as your guide takes you through the archeological park, walking you along the same streets that were once frequented by Romans. During your visit you will discover the public baths, forums, and villas built and used by the inhabitants of Pompeii, as well as a collection of artifacts – from household items to jewelry – recovered from the ashes. You will marvel at the incredibly well-preserved frescoes which still adorn the walls and floors of the villas, and which have allowed visitors and researchers alike to glimpse into what life was like at the time.

At the end of your tour you will have free time to eat on your own. Choose one of the many restaurant of traditional Campania’s food located right outside the Archeological Park! After lunch meet with your driver again to continue your journey.

Your next stop will be the Naples National Archeological Museum one of the most important Italian museums. Together with your guide you will discover the unique collections of Roman antiquities, Egyptian artifacts and beautiful pieces of the Renaissance period. Once your visit will end your guide will bring you to Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples’ main square. Here you will be able to see the Royal Palace, a grand structure that was once the residence of the Bourbon Kings. Nearby is the San Carlo Opera House, considered the oldest continuously active theatre in Europe since it was opened to the public in 1737. The Gallery of Umberto I, just across from the opera house, is a large shopping gallery with beautiful high glass vaulted ceilings and many shops and cafes.

After the tour of the piazza will end together with your driver you will enjoy a fascinating ride around this charming city filled with a long history and bustling with lively locals. Driving along the Lungomare Caracciolo you will admire one of the most spectacular views over the Gulf of Naples. You will also be able to see the impressive Castel Dell’Ovo, the oldest castle in Naples and one of the most famous standing attractions in the gulf.

After the tour ends your driver will bring you back to your accommodations.

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver coordinator

– Tour of Pompeii Archaeological Park with local guide (2 hours)

– Tour of Naples National Archaeological Museum with a local expert guide (1 hour)

– Visit of Naples historical center with a local expert guide (1 and 1/2 hour)

– Panoramic Drive of Naples Promenade

– Pompeii Archaeological Park entrance fees and reservation (skip the line)

– Naples National Archaeological Museum entrance fees

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Visit of Pompeii Archaeological Park

– Visit of Naples National Archaeological Museum

– Visit of Piazza del Plebiscito

– Castel Dell’Ovo

– Lungomare Caracciolo

– Royal Palace

– San Carlo Opera House

– Gallery Umberto I

– Castel Nuovo

– Gulf of Naples

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.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers

– We suggest to wear comfortable shoes and clothes as Pompeii Archaeological Park  has uneven terrain. During summer we suggest to bring a hat, sunscreen and a bottle of water.

Departure point:
Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
8 hours

Return details:
Drop-off at your accommodation

Piazza Del Plebiscito – Naples

Naples - Piazza del Plebiscito - Monument to Charles III
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Piazza del Plebiscito is Naples’ most important square. The construction was planned by Joachim Murat King of Naples during the Bonaparte dominion. The semicircular plaza was meant to be dedicated to Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte; however the French were defeat before the piazza was finished. When Ferdinand I regain is throne he decided to continue with the construction, though he converted one of the buildings in a church dedicated to Saint Francis of Paola, a saint who lived in a monastery situated in the same spot few centuries before.

Things to see

The plaza is located near the stunning Gulf of Naples and it was named after the plebiscite that unified Naples with the newly born Kingdom of Italy in 1863. In the east side of the square is situated the beautiful Royal Palace built by Domenico Fontana. On the west side right in front of the Church of St. Francis da Paola stand two equestrian statues, one represent King Ferdinand I and the second one King Charles III.

Piazza del Plebiscito hosted many times unique open-air concerts.

San Carlo Opera House – Naples

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Also known as Royal Theater of Saint Charles, the Teatro di San Carlo is an opera house connected to the Royal Palace in Piazza del Plebiscito, at the center of Naples. Considered to be the oldest continuously active theatre in Europe, it was opened to the public in 1737, well before other famed opera houses such as the Teatro alla Scala in Milan or the Teatro La Fenice in Venice.

Originally commissioned by King Charles VII of Naples in the early 18th century, the theater was designed by architects Giovanni Antonio Medrano and Angelo Carasale, and was inaugurated in 1737. The grandiose theater can hold over 3000 people, plus a royal box overlooking the floor that can contain an additional ten spectators. Over the years, the opera house hosted some of the most renowned musicians, singers and composers of their time.

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Although somewhat plain from the outside, the interior of the theater is richly decorated with gold decorations, statues of important figures, and an impressive fresco on the ceiling depicting Apollo and Athena as patrons of the arts. The Teatro di San Carlo was renovated and improved a number of times, most notably after it sustained damage from bombings during World War II.

While it is no longer the center of the classical music scene of Italy today, the Teatro di San Carlo remains one of the most important opera houses in Europe.

Naples

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Naples is located on the south-western coast of Italy, bracketed by the Sorrento Peninsula and Hill of Posillipo. The ominous Mount Vesuvius rises from the middle of the coast like a giant from an age past. Within the bay are the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida, all of which are very popular touristic destinations. Other popular attractions located on the coast are the famed ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, both destroyed by the massive volcanic eruption of 79 AD.

The city is among the oldest uninterruptedly populated municipalities in the entire world. The Greek founded the first settlement during the Bronze Age, later the Roman took the power. After the fall of the Roman Empire the city maintained its importance. For this reason Naples was theatre of many political battles until the end of the 13th century when the city passed under the Spanish control and the Kingdom of Naples was founded. The Spanish ruled for centuries and they deeply influenced the culture of the city: the Neapolitan dialect, the food and the music are perfect examples of this influence. Only in 1861 the territory became part of the newly created Kingdom of Italy. During the Second World War Naples was heavily bombed; its suburbs were basically rebuilt after the war. Also the Port was remodeled, today it is the European’s most important one and in term of number of passengers is the second one in the world.

However Naples has so much to offer also if your interests do not lie only in history! The city is famous for its incredible dynamism, the mouth-watering food and the breath-taking view over the Gulf of Naples!

A culinary tour of the city will leave you speechless: start your day with an espresso, the Neapolitan coffee is considered the best of the Italian peninsula, then try a famous sfogliatella, a shell-shaped filled pastry, and ended your day with the best pizza in the world!

If you want to have a truly authentic Neapolitan experience you can’t miss a concert of traditional Canzone Napoletana. Songs like as ‘O sole mioTorna a SurrientoFuniculì funiculà have played a significant role in the development of the western European popular music.

The city has something for every taste, so if some shopping is part of your dream list in Naples you will have only the spoilt for choice! The stunning Galleria Umberto I for example is a beautiful mall located in the heart of central Naples perfect for a few relaxing hours of shopping.

Things to see

In 1995 the UNESCO declared the city’s historic center a World Heritage Site. Due to its 27 centuries of history many gorgeous monuments are embellishing the area.

The central Piazza del Plebiscito is the most important square of the city. It was constructed during the Napoleon’s period; the plaza unique atmosphere is created by the presence of the stunning Royal Palace, the Church of San Francesco da Paola and the beautiful Teatro di San Carlo, the oldest Italian opera house still in function.

Very famous are also the city’s castles: the Maschio Angioino, also known as Castel Nuovo, was constructed under Charles I the first king of Naples, it is probably one of the most famous building of Naples. It is called Castel Nuovo (the New Castle) because it replaced the Castel Dell’Ovo (Egg castle) built by the Norman.

The city is also well-known for its many museums: the Naples National Archeological Museum hosts one of the biggest Roman’s collections in the world. The Museo Capodimonte is worth a visit too; once a royal palace today the museum can count on a stunning painting’s collection with works of artists like Titian and Caravaggio. Part of the building is still furnished with original 18th century furniture and porcelain.