Best of Turin

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Turin
Grand palaces, colonnaded squares, and magnificent cathedrals form the backdrop to Turin, the elegant capital of Italy’s Piedmont region. Set on the western bank of the Po River, Turin was once the center of the lavish House of Savoy dynasty, and the city later played a starring role in the Risorgimento (Italian unification) in the 19th century. Today its staggering royal residences house impressive museums that showcase the treasures from the past. Turin has also a bohemian edge, with art-nouveau cafes, cutting-edge galleries, and vibrant nightlife. Beyond the city, there’s much to experience, including famous wine regions, hilltop villages, and unrivaled hiking and skiing in the Alps.

Fellow kimkim travelers have gained a deeper understanding of Turin’s historical and cultural wonders on private walking tours through the city. Amid the sprawling piazzas and shadow-filled back lanes, knowledgeable guides bring the past to life, as the Count of Cavour helped usher in a new era for the Italian nation. Outside of town, you can visit one of the world’s largest former royal residences at La Venaria Reale. Guided tours take you through its splendid chambers and ornamental gardens, complete with glittering fountains.
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Ultimate Guide to Turin, Italy: Coffee, Piazzas, and Palaces in the Piedmont Capital

Famous as the home of Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and the Turin Shroud, the capital of Italy’s Piedmont region is a fine Baroque city of grand palaces and piazzas on the River Po. Come to learn about the shroud and its royal Savoy rulers, and stay for the soaring Mole Antonelliana; the original Eataly and first Lavazza coffeehouse; its ancient Egypt museum and the local vermouth. Learn more about what to do, see, and eat in Turin below.

Piedmont Countryside
Map of Food & Wine in Piedmont: Turin, Alba & Barolo - 5 Days
Food & Wine in Piedmont: Turin, Alba & Barolo - 5 Days

Enjoy some of Italy's finest food and wine with this 5-day trip to the Piedmont region. Explore Turin's city center and learn about its food scene from a local guide on a street food tour. Try local specialties including bicerin and grissini. Discover the medieval town of Alba and the surrounding Langhe Hills wine region with a full-day tour to several small wineries and villages where Barolo and Barbaresco wines are produced.

Colorful Houses, Italian Riviera
Map of Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 5 Days
Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 5 Days

With 5 days to spend,  discover Turin and the Italian Riviera in Northern Italy. Explore Turin's historical city center with a guide and visit grand piazzas, palaces and museums. After, journey to Santa Margherita Ligure on the Italian Riviera, the perfect picturesque beachfront village. Spend time relaxing in beautiful Portofino and enjoy a day trip to the Cinque Terre, famous for its medieval villages, dramatic sea cliffs, and world-class hiking trails.

Hilltop Town, Piedmont
Map of  Food & Wine in Piedmont: Turin, Alba, & Barolo - 8 Days
Food & Wine in Piedmont: Turin, Alba, & Barolo - 8 Days

Experience the slow food movement, which originated in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy, with this 8-day itinerary. Turin is the historic capital of the region, where you'll explore the city center, palace, and piazzas with a local guide. Then head out to the rural Barolo wine region, stay in a hilltop town, and visit renowned wineries. The final stop is the city of Alba, where you will go hunting for rare white truffles.

White Truffles, Alba
Map of Food & Wine in Piedmont: Turin, Alba & Barolo - 6 Days
Food & Wine in Piedmont: Turin, Alba & Barolo - 6 Days

Food and wine connoisseurs visiting Northern Italy will thoroughly enjoy the experiences in this 6-day itinerary. Take a walking tour of Turin and discover its rich history, bustling markets, and interesting museums. Then, head to the town of Alba, located within the UNESCO-protected Langhe Hills, and learn about the best of Piedmont's produce. Savor local specialties with white truffle hunting and wine tasting day trips from Alba. Slow down as you sample full-bodied Barolo wines, local cheeses, truffles, and more.

Italian Riviera Cove
Map of Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 6 Days
Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 6 Days

Spend 6 days in Northern Italy discovering the myriad charms of the Piedmont region and the Italian Riviera . Learn about the history of Turin on a guided walking tour of major sites, including the Royal Palace and Church of San Lorenzo. Escape the city and stay in relaxed Santa Margherita Ligure on the Italian Riviera. Enjoy walking along the beach to the fishing village of Portofino, and take day trips to explore the Cinque Terre and Genoa.

Along Portofino
Luxury Northwest Italy: Turin, Cinque Terre, Riviera - 7 Days

Take a full week to treat yourself on this trip. Stroll the seaside streets of Portofino and trails of Cinque Terre, taste the slow food scene in the Langhe region (where the movement began), and explore the historic highlights of Turin, including a trip to a mountaintop monastery that sits alongside a popular pilgrimage route.

Rural Italy, Piedmont
Map of Food & Wine in Piedmont: Turin, Alba & Barolo - 7 Days
Food & Wine in Piedmont: Turin, Alba & Barolo - 7 Days

Over 7 days, discover some of Italy's best food and wine in the cities and rural villages of the Piedmont region. Begin in the grand city of Turin, where you'll learn about Savoy history and try regional produce in the Quadrilatero market district. Enjoy a full-day Barolo and Barbaresco wine tasting tour in the Lange Hills. Go white truffle hunting with an expert guide and their trusty 'Trifulau' dog near Alba, and feast on your harvest.

Cinque Terre Coastline
Map of Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 10 Days
Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 10 Days

On this 10-day trip, discover the Piedmont region on a guided tour of Turin's historic sites and a day trip into the wild to go hunting for white Alba truffles. Then, escape the city by heading to the Italian Rivera and Cinque Terre coastline. Spend free time at the beach, indulging in gelato, visiting the fishing village of Portofino, and getting inspired in favorite spots of Byron and Shelley in Portovenere. Go wine tasting in the Cinque Terre and munch on plates of Genovese pesto and fresh focaccia in Genoa's Old Town.

Portofino
Map of Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 7 Days
Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 7 Days

Spend time in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy, as well as the Italian Riviera, during this 7-day trip. Enjoy a guided walking tour of Turin to learn about the city's history and baroque architecture. Then leave the city behind for Rivera beaches and coastal hiking in the rugged Cinque Terre on the west coast. Be charmed by the quaint fishing villages of Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino. Embrace the relaxed pace of life and go wine tasting in Riomaggiore, before heading back to exciting bustle of modern Milan to complete your journey.

Cinque Terre
Map of Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 11 Days
Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 11 Days

On this 11-day trip stay in Turin and discover the importance of the Piedmont region as you visit the iconic Piazza Castello and Royal Palace, then hunt for rare white truffles in Alba with a local expert. Spend some time relaxing on the beach on the Italian Rivera and exploring the villages of Camogli, Santa Margherita Ligure, and Portofino. The Cinque Terre offers great hiking and wine tasting. In Genoa enjoy a self-guided day searching for the best Pesto-Genovese and wandering the Old Town.

Sacra di San Michele
Luxury Northwest Italy: Alps, Cinque Terre, Riviera, & More - 8 Days

The Sacra di Michele sits alongside a pilgrimage route from France to Italy and boasts features like the Doorway of the Zodiac, Great Staircase of the Dead, and Tower of the Beautiful Alda. Hear some its stories, and many others, on this eight-day itinerary which takes you from the seaside resorts of the coast to the Piedmont countryside to the mountains of Turin.

Cinque Terre Village
Map of Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 8 Days
Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 8 Days

Discover the Piedmont and Italian Riviera regions of Northern Italy during this 8-day trip. Visit the iconic Royal Palace, previously owned by the wealthy Savoy family, Piazza Castello and the Turin Egyptian Museum. See the gorgeous Italian Rivera, known for sparkling seas and charming beachfront villages, including Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino. Walk along the coast and between the villages of the Cinque Terre, and spend a half-day on a wine tasting tour. Explore the Rossi palaces in Genoa & try homemade Genovese pesto before traveling to your final destination, fashionable Milan.

Italian Riviera Coastline
Map of Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 12 Days
Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 12 Days

On this 12-day trip, begin your journey in the heart of the Piedmont region, enjoying a guided tour of the historic city of Turin, and going hunting for rare white truffles in Alba. On the Italian Riviera, collect relaxing days in Camogli, Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino, followed up by wine tasting and hiking glorious paths in the Cinque Terre. Take day trips to Genoa and Portovenere in search of the perfect plate of Genovese pesto, history in the Rolli palaces, and the inspired views of Byron's Grotto to round off your Riviera experience. End your trip with the soaring architecture of Milan, old juxtaposed against new in this center of modern Italy.

Portofino coastline
Luxury Northwest Italy: Turin, Cinque Terre, Riviera - 5 Days

Catch a glimpse of luxuries of Northwest Italy with this five-day itinerary. You'll spin through seaside towns of Portofino and Cinque Terre, then go inland to hunt for truffles in the Langhe region. End in the city of Turin with an insider tour of its most historic spots.

Italian Riviera
Map of Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 9 Days
Grand Cities and Classic Riviera Villages: Turin, Santa Margherita Ligure, Cinque Terre, & More - 9 Days

Discover Northern Italy's Piedmont region and the Italian Riviera during this 9-day trip. Learn the storied history of the Savoy at the Royal Palace and marvel at the baroque design of the San Lorenzo Church. Head to the Italian Rivera and luxuriate in the beachfront town of Santa Margherita Ligure. Enjoy coastal walks to nearby Portofino and hiking through the Cinque Terre villages. Take a day trip to Genoa and explore the city's medieval Old Town and port at your own pace. Finish off your trip exploring cultural, religious and historical monuments in Milan, Italy's unofficial capital.

Alba's historic center
Luxury Northwest Italy: Alps, Cinque Terre, Riviera, & More - 9 Days

Sample some of the finest flavors of Northwest Italy on this nine-day journey. Whether it's fresh seafood along the waterfronts of Portofino and Cinque Terre, rare truffles and wines of the Piedmont region where the slow food movement was born, or city cafes in Turin, your trip is sure to leave a good taste behind.

Bologna Cafés
Map of Food & Wine in Bologna, Milan & Turin - 9 Days
Food & Wine in Bologna, Milan & Turin - 9 Days

On this 9-day food and wine itinerary, indulge in Italy's best regional produce. You'll start in Bologna and Parma sampling the high-quality cured meats and cheeses sold in bustling markets, as well as exploring iconic buildings and piazzas. Move on to the foodie-friendly city of Mila and, wander the Navigli District, enjoying aperitivos with locals along the canals. Take a day trip out to Lake Como for a relaxing tour of the villages and a boat ride. End your trip in the Piedmont region, origin of the Slow Food movement, and go on a full-day wine tasting experience in the Langhe Hills.

Regional Foods, Emilia-Romagna
Map of Food & Wine in Bologna, Venice, Verona, Milan & Turin - 14 Days
Food & Wine in Bologna, Venice, Verona, Milan & Turin - 14 Days

Over 14 days, eat and drink your way through Northern Italy with this food and wine-focused itinerary. Tour the 11th-century University of Bologna and visit nearby Parma to enjoy fresh prosciutto and cheese. Explore the highlights of Venice and spend a half-day at Valpolicella wineries near Verona. Learn to make homemade pasta and discover the mouthwatering food scenes in Milan and Turin. Try street food, chocolate, and more wine and regional delicacies in Piedmont!

Navigli Canal, Milan
Map of Food & Wine in Bologna, Verona, Milan & Turin - 10 Days
Food & Wine in Bologna, Verona, Milan & Turin - 10 Days

10 days is a great amount of time for a trip to Northern Italy. Foodies and wine connoisseurs will be amazed by the offerings of the Emilia-Romagna region. Verona is a charming historic city nestled in a renowned wine region. Tour the city and wineries to taste different Valpolicella wines. Learn new culinary skills from expert chefs in Milan at a pasta and cocktail making class. Explore Turin's street food scene with a local guide and sample regional specialties such as grissini breadsticks and agnolotti (fresh stuffed pasta).

Turin's Piazza Castello
Luxury Driving in Italy: Milan, Turin, Florence, Viterbo & Naples - 10 days

Experience Italy from north to south in all its glory with this diverse 10-day self-drive itinerary. Tour Milan's magnificent gothic Duomo, sample Piedmont cuisine in Turin, visit the wine country of the Langhe region, and soak up the Renaissance atmosphere of Florence. Your journey ends in vibrant Naples, where you'll step back in time with a tour of ancient Pompeii.

Sunset over Turin
Luxury Northwest Italy: Turin, Cinque Terre, Riviera - 6 Days

Six days will take you on a sweep through some of Northwest Italy's most indulgent spots. Split your time between the coasts in Portofino and Cinque Terre; the rolling hills of the Piedmont region, home to wine, cheese, and truffles; and the medieval streets of Turin with a history tour.

Parmigiano Reggiano, Parma
Map of Food & Wine in Bologna, Venice, Verona, Milan & Turin - 11 Days
Food & Wine in Bologna, Venice, Verona, Milan & Turin - 11 Days

Over 11 days, taste the best of Italian food and wine. Begin in Bologna with open-air markets and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Venetian palaces and gondolas await you in Venice alongside delicious cuisine. Then, head to Casa di Giulietta in Verona to see the inspiration for Romeo & Juliet's love story, before going wine tasting in the Piedmont countryside. Try Barolo and Barbaresco wines, and sample regional cheeses.

Local market by Lake Garda
Map of Venice to Turin via the Lakes Region - 11 Days
Venice to Turin via the Lakes Region - 11 Days

This 11-day trip will take you through some of the highlights of Northern Italy, from Veneto in the east to Piedmont in the west. Start your trip in Venice, with a guided walking tour of the major highlights beginning at St. Mark's Square. Then, head to Lake Garda and Lake Como, two of the most beautiful areas in Italy surrounded by picturesque villages and magnificent villas. Explore the lakes by boat and take a cable car ride to enjoy the sunset over Lake Garda. Explore Milan's Cathedral and see Da Vinci's "The Last Supper", then make your way to Turin to indulge in chocolate and street food at Porta Palazzo market.

Homemade Pasta, Italy
Map of Food & Wine in Bologna, Venice, Verona, Milan & Turin - 12 Days
Food & Wine in Bologna, Venice, Verona, Milan & Turin - 12 Days

Experience Italy's famous food and wine scene with this 12-day itinerary. Tour grand piazzas in Bologna while working up your appetite for regional delicacies, eat cicchetti in Venice and visit Europe's largest open-air market, Porta Palazzo. Delve deep into Roman history and wine making in Verona, and get your apron on to prepare a traditional Italian meal at a cooking class in Milan.

Monte Baldo Cablecar, Lake Garda
Map of Venice to Turin via the Lakes Region - 12 Days
Venice to Turin via the Lakes Region - 12 Days

Take a 12-day trip across Northern Italy and the Lakes region with this itinerary. Start your trip in Venice with a guided walking tour of Piazza San Marco and the canals of the 'Floating City'. Visit two Italian lakes rich in natural beauty, Lake Garda and Lake Como, and enjoy a cable car ride to the top of Monte Baldo for panoramic views and walking trails. Take a day trip to the romantic city of Verona, and tour elegant villas in the villages of Varenna and Bellagio. Explore history and art at Milan's Cathedral and eat your way through Turin's street food scene.

Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore
Luxury Northwest Italy: Alps, Cinque Terre, Riviera, Lake Maggiore & More - 13 Days

Take 13 days to travel in style through Northwest Italy. You'll get insider access to spots like a secluded monastery accessible only by boat, the classic wineries of Barolo, truffles of Alba, and Library of Turin. Head to the mountains, where you'll pass through the Doorway of the Zodiac to the Sacra di San Michele and into the ruins of a former Roman settlement before winding down on the shores of Lake Maggiore.

Parma, Emilia-Romagna
Map of Food & Wine in Bologna, Venice, Verona, Milan & Turin - 13 Days
Food & Wine in Bologna, Venice, Verona, Milan & Turin - 13 Days

This 13-day itinerary will leave you feeling like a local, as you discover and become expert in great food and wine in Northern Italy. Begin with a guided tour through the markets in Bologna and taste handmade tortellini pasta and sweet treats. In Venice, spend a self-guided day on the lagoon islands of Murano and Burano, then go wine tasting in Verona and the Piedmont countryside. Take a cooking class and mix aperitivo cocktails in Milan before rounding off your culinary adventure in Turin with a street food walking tour.

Portofino harbor
Luxury Northwest Italy: Alps, Cinque Terre, Riviera, Lake Maggiore & More - 14 Day

The city of Alba is best known for its white truffles, sometimes referred to as the "diamonds of Alba" for how prized they are. Sample these truffles and other delights of Northwest Italy on this two-week trip which takes you from the shores of Portofino into the wine- and truffle-rich of the Piedmont. Continue to the medieval streets of Turin, up into the Alps, and back down to the shores of Lake Maggiore before you depart.

Mont Blanc in the Alps
Luxury Northwest Italy: Alps, Cinque Terre, Riviera, Lake Maggiore & More - 15 Days

Find your inspiration on this 15-day luxury trip through northwest Italy. Bask in the sun-baked hues of Portofino, rich culinary scene of Piedmont, and churches of Turin. Then, continue high into the Alps and down to the indulgent villas of Lake Maggiore and its Borromean Islands, where carefully cultivated beauty can be found around every corner.

Park garden on Isola Bella
Luxury Northwest Italy: Alps, Cinque Terre, Riviera & More - 10 Days

Travel indulgently back in time for 10 days with this trip. Whether you're riding a private boat along the coast of Portofino to a medieval abbey only accessible by sea, learning to make one of Italy's oldest cheeses in the original home of the slow food movement, or going behind the scenes of the normally closed Library of the Academy of Sciences in Turin, there's a new castle or work of art around every corner.

Evening in downtown
Map of Explore Northern Italy from Milan - 5 Days
Explore Northern Italy from Milan - 5 Days

Explore Northern Italy's cities and landscapes in this packed 5-day trip. Start in Milan, the fashion, culture, and business capital of Italy, to see the 16th-century Royal Palace-turned-art-museum and enjoy buzzing nightlife at the Navigli canals. Continue to Lake Como to enjoy a day on the lake and a trip on the funicular to see views of the snow-capped Alps. End in Bologna and Turin to explore medieval churches, the National Cinema Museum, and endless cafes and aperitivo bars.

Bellagio, Lake Como
Map of Venice to Turin via the Lakes Region - 10 Days
Venice to Turin via the Lakes Region - 10 Days

With this 10 day trip, you'll travel across Northern Italy, connecting its top cities and the Lakes region. Beginning in Venice, explore the grand Doge's Palace with a local guide on a walking tour and experience the city's charming canals. Relax on Lake Garda and visit the charming village of Malcesine. Explore the beautiful villas and botanical gardens around Lake Como and admire the views from the water as you travel by boat. Finally, discover the cities of Milan and Turin, steeped in history, with tours of palaces, castles, and cathedrals.