20-25 MAY, 2024 / TORINO, ITALIA

About Torino



About Torino


Lively and elegant, always on the move, incredibly, Torino is a city immersed in greenery, with over 300 km of tree-lined avenues and countless parks: gently leaning against the hills and embraced by the Po, it owes much of its charm to its enchanting geographical position at the foot of the western Alps.

Torino is an aristocratic “old lady” more than two thousand years old, whose vestiges are still visible in “her” main monuments, streets, squares and underground… an “old lady” reborn out of “her” own ashes, more dynamic, innovative and modern than ever but always proud of “her” great past.

The first capital of Italia invites you to discover its ancient and modern history, the Royal Residences, the palaces and museums, the parks and tree-lined avenues, the river and the mountains, the historic restaurants and cafes, the long arcaded streets and the multiethnic neighborhoods, the great events and the many small pleasures that have always made it unique, in a harmonious balance among the rational Roman urban planning, the moderate splendor of the Piemonte baroque and the originality of modern and contemporary architecture.

Torino must be discovered slowly, step by step, even by walking through streets and squares looking all around you, even upwards, and above all, the city has to be lived. For this reason, there are some things that are absolute “must-dos”, “must-sees” and “must-tastes”. Here is our Torino, a city you don’t expect!

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The first Capital of Italia invites you to discover its ancient and modern history, the palaces and museums, the parks and tree-lined avenues, the river and the hills, the restaurants and historic coffee houses, the long colonnaded streets and the multiethnic neighbourhoods, the great events and the many little pleasures which have always made it unique, in a balance between the rational Roman town layout, the measured pomp of Piemonte baroque and the originality of the modern and contemporary architecture.

Torino must be discovered step by step strolling along its streets and piazzas; mostly, it has to be lived, for a weekend or for more days. That is why there are some things by all means “to see”, “to do”, “to taste” and “to know”.

  1. Over 40 museums for a remarkable visit

  2. The Royal Residences declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO

  3. Two thousand years of architecture and contemporary design

  4. Important churches, places of worship and the Mystery of the Holy Shroud

  5. Contemporary Art in all its forms

  6. The excellence of “Made in Torino

  7. Shopping by day, through 18 km of porticoes, and emotions by night

  8. The capital of taste, chocolate, and aperitifs

  9. A city featuring green spaces, water, and sports

  10. The city which houses Leonardo da Vinci’s self-portrait



You should discover the diversity of Torino through its many amazing museums, testifying to the history, culture, industry, and internationality of the city.

Already back in 1824, François Champollion – who deciphered the hieroglyphs – wrote about the Egyptian Museum (second only to the one in Cairo) that “the road to Memphis and Thebes passes through Torino”.

In the early 1900s, our city was the birthplace of Italian cinema: it was therefore inevitable that here was created the National Museum of Cinema in the glorious setting of the Mole Antonelliana. Many buildings bear witness to the love of the House of Savoy for culture: the Royal Armoury, one of Europe’s richest, the Savoy Gallery with a collection of Italian and Flemish art, the Museum of Ancient Art at Madama Palace, and the National Museum of the Italian Risorgimento in Carignano Palace.

Torino’s industrial vocation has found its exhibition centre in the renovated MAUTO National Automobile Museum which tells of the city’s automotive history and the social issues related to it.

Did you know that the museums of Torino are great for children too? You’ll find out at the Regional Museum of Natural Sciences, the Borgo Medievale, at Museum A come Ambiente about the environment, the Museum of School and Books for young children, the Museum of Fruit, at the Astronomy Park Infini-To in Pino Torinese: tours, workshops, and games for the whole family!

On Monte dei Cappuccini, in a panoramic position over the city and the Alps, stands the National Museum of the Mountain, started in 1874 to ideally unite the mountains of the entire world.

Torino is also the Italian capital of today’s and tomorrow’s art, with international institutions such as GAM-Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, the Merz Foundation, the Giovanni e Marella Agnelli Art Gallery, the Rivoli Castle Museum of Contemporary Art, all home to major exhibitions and precious permanent collections. But the city itself is a veritable open-air museum, with works by world-famous artists such as the igloo by Merz, the “Arte povera” of Penone, the complex of the PAV-Living Art Park… and it is in continual transformation.

In every month of the year, there’s a good reason for spending a few days in and around Torino. A full programme of artistic, musical, cultural, and wine & food events, or beautiful tours that take in abbeys, monasteries, and the Sacro Monte chapels together with a huge heritage of castles and royal residences crowning our territory. It’s never a problem to set out a route to be a joy to the eye, the spirit, and the taste-buds: from the center of Torino, which encloses two thousand years of history, to strategic Alpine passes guarded over by impressive forts, passing along the way castles rich in history and interest, all visitors will find their ideal itineraries. But that’s not all: festivals of music, cinema, art exhibitions, and food festivals. Torino and its surrounding areas are unique, bursting with every form of interest.


You can also spend a day as a KING… It is the Royal Residences of Torino and Piedmont, a UNESCO World Heritage Site: maisons de plaisance and sumptuous gardens, theatre of the refined court life and a real proof of the Savoy House hegemony. In this journey through ages, you will experience stunning settings and an extraordinary cultural heritage, unforgettable moments to live with your family, in a couple, or among friends for a day like a King!


The long colonnaded route created in the past for the promenades of the Savoy household in the town centre has now become an absolute paradise for shoppers: Via Roma and the parallel streets of Via Lagrange and Via Carlo Alberto are home to the shops of top Italian and international designers, where you can find the very highest fashion elegance or stay loyal to Torino tradition of historical brands, ateliers, and tailoring.

The spectacular Galleria Subalpina, in art nouveau style, faces onto Piazza Castello whose colonnaded walks are an invitation to continue along Via Po, perusing the stalls of used books and records, antiques, and period bookshops.

On the other side, for a very pleasant stroll, there is one of Europe’s longest pedestrian streets: Via Garibaldi. This is crossed by the streets of the Quadrilatero Romano with its craftspeople, historical and modern shops, in an alternative route to that of the top names. And for those who love a colourful, multiethnic atmosphere, every district of Torino has its own market: the top one is at Porta Palazzo, the town’s true multiethnic heart in terms both of people and of the goods on display. Nearby there is also Balôn, the historical flea-market.

Not to be missed are the local markets of the Crocetta, Piazza Madama Cristina, Piazza Benefica – called this by the Torinese but whose official name is Piazza Giardini MartiniCorso Racconigi, and Corso Palestro.


Looking for places, clubs, and neighborhoods to experience a fun night in Torino?

In this guide, you will find 5 places to spend an evening out, among illuminated and populated outdoor squares, in summer and in winter, eclectic places to enjoy a trendy cocktail, gourmet restaurants, but also effortlessly not missing out on the typicality of Piedmontese cuisine, always accompanied by a good glass of wine. Here’s where to spend an evening in Torino:

  1. The bars on the Po: Bars, disco clubs, and restaurants with panoramic views of the river banks extend from Valentino Park, along Corso Moncalieri, and up to Piazza Vittorio Veneto.

  2. Piazza Vittorio Veneto: Among the largest squares in Europe, with historic cafes, restaurants, and places for aperitifs and “apericena” accompanied by Vermouth (the typical flavored wine of the city) or the best Piedmontese and international labels.

  3. Quadrilatero Romano: This neighborhood is vibrant with a lively nightlife, offering a mix of bars, pubs, and clubs. It’s a great place to explore and find various entertainment options.

  4. San Salvario: Known for its bohemian atmosphere, San Salvario offers a diverse range of bars, live music venues, and clubs. It’s a popular area among young people and artists.

  5. Murazzi del Po: A riverside area with a variety of bars and clubs, attracting locals and tourists alike. The atmosphere here is vibrant and energetic, especially during the summer months.

These locations will surely provide you with a fantastic and fun-filled night in the vibrant city of Torino!


Museums, nature, taste, sports for children and teenagers in Torino and its province: discover experiences, landscapes, and activities for your family holidays in the city and in the province.

Torino is an excellent choice for conventions that attract families and accompanying persons who seek shared experiences.

There are many museums in Torino that offer exciting itineraries for the whole family: museums that tell a millenary story, the discoveries of the 20th century, small and big curiosities of Torino’s history. In many of these, you will find workshops and engaging activities organized for your family.

Events, workshops, and proposals in museums, cities, and attractions in Torino and province for the whole family.