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Piazza Castello Tours

Piazza Castello
To stroll through Turin’s Piazza Castello is to walk through the city’s history, as this vast square is home to sumptuous buildings like the Savoy Royal Palace and Palazzo Madama, the first seat of the Italian parliament. Lined with elegant porticoes, shops, and cafés, the square is a highlight of this vibrant city.
 
The Basics
Turin’s main square, Piazza Castello, marks the heart of the Castello district, one of the oldest quarters of the city. Long the political and social focal point of Turin, the piazza takes its name from the medieval Acaja Castle, though the space reached the height of its glory in the 17th and 18th centuries with the construction and expansion of the Savoy palaces lining the square.
 
Piazza Castello is generally included in private or small-group Turin walking tours or hop-on hop-off bus tours that touch on the most important sights and monuments in the city, including the Duomo, the Royal Palace, and Mole Antonelliana.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The square is an excellent spot to sightsee, or simply to settle in at a sidewalk café to people-watch.
  • Lively street performers set up in the square day and night, making Piazza Castello a fun stop for kids.
  • Most tours of the historic center of Turin and Piazza Castello are on foot, so wear comfortable shoes and sun protection.
  • The wide and flat public square and its porticoed walkways are easy to navigate with a wheelchair or stroller.
 
How to Get There
Piazza Castello is set in the very heart of historic Turin, a short walk from the Porta Nuova train station and many of the city’s main attractions. Turin is a popular day trip destination from nearby Milan, via the direct train that connects these two capital cities.
 
When to Get There
The square is a lively spot to visit year-round, but during the winter holidays abundant fairy lights decorate many of the shops and businesses, making it especially magical at night. In the summer, a street-level public fountain that sprays jets of water directly out of the pavement is a popular place for kids (and adults) to cool off.
 
Palaces and Porticoes of Piazza Castello
Highlights include the Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale), with its museums, armory, and grounds; the magnificent Palazzo Madama; the Duomo and Holy Shroud (connected to the square via the Royal Palace); and the historic porticoes that surround the square, covering dozens of bustling shops and cafés.
Address: Turin, Italy, Italy
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Turin Food and Wine Tour including the Farmers Market

Turin Food and Wine Tour including the Farmers Market

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Savor the flavors of the Piedmont capital on a food and wine tour of Turin. Visit Europe's largest outdoor farmers market, which includes more than seven vendors offering local cuisine options. Try enough samples along the way to satisfy your need for lunch.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.34
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$122.34

Best of Turin Full Day Guided Tour with Royal Palace, Duomo & Mole Antonelliana

Best of Turin Full Day Guided Tour with Royal Palace, Duomo & Mole Antonelliana

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Turin’s historic center is rich with lavish architecture and important museums, but fitting in the highlights in a single day can be complicated. See the Royal Palace, Duomo, and Piazza San Carlo in just hours with this guided walking tour, all while learning about this fascinating city that was the first capital of Italy. End your visit with a stop at the Cinema Museum and a jaunt to the top of the Mole Antonelliana.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$282.98
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$282.98
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Unusual tour of Turin for curious people

Unusual tour of Turin for curious people

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The Unusual tour is the most complete and informative walking tour (up to 4 hours) through the touristic and non-touristic spots of Turin: historical cafes, noble buildings, authentic places with traditions and intriguing stories, hidden gems, private residential courtyards, "unexpected" churches with their treasures. The hours will fly by and you will certainly not get bored, I promise! - Why is there a "devil" in the Royal Church? - Where's "Mussolini's finger"? - Why are there 18 km of underground tunnels and arcades? - Have you ever heard about 2017 Turin's tragedy? My style is ironical, informal, friendly and with an interactive point of view, for curious people who want to be amazed by the city...like you! Forget about the guides with an umbrella, their list of dates and big groups, because I want to give 100% of my attention to everyone. Consider me like your LOCAL FRIEND, with whom you can also joke and have fun, more than a guide! I recommend this tour for those want to understand the city with a local who knows many fascinating stories and unique places that you could not otherwise find. Moreover, also loving photography, I have designed an itinerary that will allow you to take very special and always interesting photos. Do not just expect to walk and listen: get ready to chat, discuss the past, present and future of Turin, way beyond what's on the surface, in a journey backwards from 2021 to 15 BC! ✓✓✓ Please WRITE to me BEFORE booking (to +39 33 94 60 48 85 or here in the Q&A section) since, depending on your time availability and language, another day/hour would fit you better (the tour can be in 4 languages) and I could ask you to change day. I will answer as soon as I can!
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$82.79
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$82.79
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Magic Turin Evening Tour

Magic Turin Evening Tour

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Scout out Turin’s mysterious side on a 2.5-hour evening tour with a local guide. Home to an array of beguiling landmarks tucked away in clandestine corners, Turin has long been associated with magic and the occult. Hear all about it, and learn about the city’s black and white magic ‘souls’ as you explore by coach.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$30.89
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$30.89
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Turin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Turin City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Discover the charming Italian city of Turin on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour on a distinctive double-decker bus. From a panoramic top-deck vantage point, see all of Turin’s spectacular sights while listening to informative commentary. Cruise past landmarks like Parco del Valentino and Museo Scienze Natural and disembark whenever an attraction captures your attention. Enjoy a 24-hour or 48-hour validity period of your ticket and hop-on or hop-off the bus at numerous conveniently located stops.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes
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$16.06
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$16.06

Turin Highlights Walking Guided Tour including La Consolata & Piazza San Carlo

Turin Highlights Walking Guided Tour including La Consolata & Piazza San Carlo

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This is the ideal tour for first-time visitors to Turin. Get your bearings of the city, and find out lots of local tips by going on a guided small-group walking tour. No need to worry about navigating, as a guide leads the way and provides interesting commentary about the city’s history. The tour covers many top Turin highlights such as Piazza San Carlo, Porto Palatina, Porta Palazzo food market, and Via Po.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.01
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$21.01
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Turin,Explore the city in a Walking guided tour.

Turin,Explore the city in a Walking guided tour.

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Enjoy max 12 people guided walking tour of this wonderful city. More than two thousand years of history have contributed to build up this incredible heritage: from the Roman Empire, through the Middle Ages and the Savoy court. You will start in Piazza San Carlo, the aptly named "lounge" of Turin, is a miracle of elegance. Be impressed by Porta Palatina , is considered one of the best preserved in the Roman world. Discover The metropolitan cathedral of San Giovanni Battista is the main place of Catholic worship in Turin, it is the only religious building in Renaissance style in the city. Reach Piazza Castello, this large rectangular esplanade is the true centre of Turin. At first, you may only have eyes for the dazzling Palazzo Madama, then your gaze will turn to the façade of the majestic Palazzo Reale. Admire Piazza Carignano, one of the most important and historic squares of the Piedmontese capital. You will end the tour at the Mole Antonelliana, major landmark of the city.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$62.11
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$62.11

Torino Quick Overview: City Center Walking Tour with Local Guide

Torino Quick Overview: City Center Walking Tour with Local Guide

If you would like a quick overview of the city of Turin, this tour is perfect for you. With a local guide you will get to see the main landmarks of the city and listen to the stories that your guide will tell you of the culture and traditions of Turin. In just two hours you will get to see the main monuments, streets and squares of Turin. Meet your guide in Piazza CLN, pass by Piazza San Carlo and Porta Palazzo, the main market of Turin. Next arrive in Piazza Castello where you can see the Royal Palace and the Duomo of Turin, two of the main landmarks of Turin. Finally walk along Via Po and look up to the Mole Antonelliana, the symbol of Turin. Take advantage of the knowledge of your guide and let them advise you of all the things to do in Turin next. Thanks to this outdoor tour you will want to see and learn more of this beautiful city!
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  • 2 hours
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$24.08
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$24.08
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Turin Chocolate Tour including Bicerin

Turin Chocolate Tour including Bicerin

Chocolate and all things sweet are at the heart of this walking tour in Turin. Explore the city’s Old Town with a food-focused tour including stops at chocolate shops and historic cafes. Learn about how chocolate is made and how Turin developed a reputation for confectionery and patisserie. Taste bicerin, a traditional drink native to Turin that combines coffee and chocolate.
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  • 2 hours
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$55.61
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Tour of Turin, ticket and guided tour of the Egyptian Museum

Tour of Turin, ticket and guided tour of the Egyptian Museum

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Discover two of Turin’s major highlights on this small-group tour. Begin with the splendors of the city’s historic center, including the Piazza Castello, the Galleria Subalpina, and more. Then, beat the crowds with skip-the-line access to the city’s Egyptian Museum, which is home to a staggeringly extensive collection of ancient artifacts. See the highlights of the collection, and learn more about the museum’s priceless treasures, from your guide.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.44
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Turin Private City Tour, Bicerin or Gelato & Fast Access to Mole Panoramic Lift

Turin Private City Tour, Bicerin or Gelato & Fast Access to Mole Panoramic Lift

This is the best way to visit Turin if you want to walk around and learn about its history. The tour involves a private walking in the city center, starting from Piazza Castello, fulcrum from which the four most important streets of the city branch off home. Heart of the city in the past as in the present, Piazza Castello is home of the Royal Palace, Palazzo Madama, the Teatro Regio and San Lorenzo Church. The best place to introduce you to the city! Turin is famous for its squares, discover piazza san Carlo, Piazza Solferino and Piazza Carignano with your guide! Take a break and taste the warm Bicerin or the Pinguino, the local ice cream. Walking along Via Po', you'll reach the most important monument of Turin, the Mole Antonelliana; here is hosted the Museum of Cinema and by fast access tickets, you will skip the line to reach the top of Mole Antonelliana and admire the breath-taking view of Turin landscape!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$147.05
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$147.05
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Turin Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour for Kids & Families with Local Guide

Turin Highlights Small-Group Walking Tour for Kids & Families with Local Guide

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Experience Turin’s rich history and culture on this family-friendly excursion. Explore sites like Piazza San Carlo, Piazza Costello, Palazzo Reale, Palantine Gates, and the Turin Cathedral—home of Jesus’ supposed burial cloth. Learn about the city from an informative local guide in an atmosphere kids will love, with trivia, games, and scavenger hunts.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.84
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$35.84
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Gourmet holidays on Piedmont hills Self-Drive

Gourmet holidays on Piedmont hills Self-Drive

Discover the tasty treats of Italy’s Piedmont region on a 6-day wine and food experience. Embark on delicious experiences such as truffle hunting, cheese making, wine tasting, and hazelnut harvesting as you visit Turin, Barolo, Alba, Barbaresco, and other towns. Explore the grandiose palaces of the Savoia Royal family and admire the beautiful scenery of the Italian countryside.
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  • 6 days
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$1,330.79
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$1,330.79

Turin Chocolate Capital Tour: Experience Gianduia & Other Cacao Specialties

Turin Chocolate Capital Tour: Experience Gianduia & Other Cacao Specialties

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Experience the delicious confections of Italy’s chocolate capital on a small-group tour around Turin. Learn about the history of Italian chocolate, which stretches back to the 16th century, and how the ‘black gold’ has evolved into popular treats like Giandujotto and Nutella over the years. Walk around the historic center, stopping at local chocolate shops, and sample a variety of chocolate-themed treats.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.60
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$60.60
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Chocolate Tour in Turin for Kids and Families Including Gianduiotto and Bicerin

Chocolate Tour in Turin for Kids and Families Including Gianduiotto and Bicerin

Chocolate is food for your heart and soul, which is why this tour is a must! If you have never tried a chocolate tour in Torino, this is your chance to take a step into heaven... Our kid-friendly guide will take you and your family on a mouth-watering walk through the most “chocolatey” areas of Turin, where you will taste the most delicious "food of the gods"! It goes without saying that kids will love this tour and with our guide, an expert on entertaining children, they will learn many things about chocolate.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$166.82
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$166.82
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Turin by Night Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour & Vermouth Tasting in Vanchiglia

Turin by Night Sightseeing Guided Walking Tour & Vermouth Tasting in Vanchiglia

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Many cities in Italy boast incredible architecture and culture, but Turin is especially sophisticated. Its Baroque buildings and grand squares give the city a refined atmosphere all its own. Explore the city by night with a local guide, when you can see its monuments lit up and free of the daytime crowds. The tour ends with a vermouth toast in the bustling Vanchiglia district.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$29.66
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$29.66
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Private tour and tasting dinner in downtown Turin

Private tour and tasting dinner in downtown Turin

Turin is known for both its architectural beauty and fantastic food scene, so it’s only natural to combine the two. On this 3-hour tour with a local guide, pop into four local restaurants to sample everything from appetizers to dessert and coffee. Between stops, your guide shares information and history about the city.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$216.25
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$216.25
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Turin City of Chocolate: Walking Tour with Delicious Tastings of Local Goodies

Turin City of Chocolate: Walking Tour with Delicious Tastings of Local Goodies

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Turin is famous all around the world as the capital of chocolate. Thanks to our tour you will have the chance to taste the different types of chocolates produced in Turin and marvel at its main highlights. You will get to learn all about the manufacture of chocolate by local maitre chocolatier in antique chocolate shops of the historical centre of Turin. Meet your guide in Piazza Castello and start your delicious journey by first sightseeing the Royal Palace and the Duomo cathedral. Your first stop will be at the chocolate shop where the Giandujotto was invented, a delicious hazelnut praline. Then stop at Bicerin, near the Consolata, the café that serves the same name beverage, made with the finest chocolate, milk and coffee. Finally stop in Piazza Carignano where you will taste the first ice cream on a stick, the Pinguino. Share your love of chocolate in this small group tour and take some chocolate back home with you!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.43
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$49.43
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Turin private guided tour, the royal Castle, the Mole tower, the City of Magic

Turin private guided tour, the royal Castle, the Mole tower, the City of Magic

Turin was founded by the Romans: it is one of the most important and beautiful cities in northern Italy, probably the most elegant city in Italy: Turin was Savoia's royal dynasty capital city where all kings of Italy were born, here in Turin you can really feel the taste of the most aristocratic and elegant city in Italy. Moreover there are lots of places and attractions to be visited in Turin, a lot of neoclassical architecture style buildings built during the Savoia's kingdom to celebrate the power of Savoia's royal dynasty. Turin is called the city of Magic since Nostradamus and Cagliostro were hosted here and there is also the very famous Egyptian museum full of magic and mystery. Come to Turin! it is an unforgottable experience! This is a private guided tour for your group only or if you are a single tourist only for you.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$247.14
per group
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$247.14
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Historical Turin Tour and Historical Locations

Historical Turin Tour and Historical Locations

The tour is divided into two parts; the first concerns the historical beauty of the city, the most beautiful squares, churches, palaces and royal residences, panoramas, parks, this agreed with you first because it depends on your time and desire to walk; The second part (integrated in the first) the visit and description of about 10 local cafes and historical and modern chocolate shops in the city center, a journey to discover the Masters of Taste of Turin. I could list all the roads we travel, but I prefer to choose them with my guests according to their interests, I guarantee that you will not miss any of the most beautiful places in the city; It starts from Piazza Carlo Felice along Via Roma, Piazza San Carlo, Piazza Castello, the old historic center, Via Po, Piazza Vittorio.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$25.36
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$25.36
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Custom Guided Tours

Custom Guided Tours

EVERY TOUR IS CUSTOMIZED, ACCORDING TO REQUESTS AND CUSTOMER NEEDS. NOTHING IS STANDARDIZED
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$228.14
per group
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$228.14
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Torino Mysteriosa ©

Torino Mysteriosa ©

We will meet, at sunset, at the Great Mother of God and we will leave for a journey through initiatory and ineffable mysteri symbols ... To make the tour within everyone's reach, we will make some sections by tram: public transport in Turin is excellent :-) We will have fun getting on the legendary tram n.13 that starts right from the Gran Madre! The mysterious path includes: The Great Mother of God (the Holy Grail or not?) Piazza Carignano (and its guardians) Piazza San Carlo (what does the famous Nostradamus have to do with Turin?) Palazzo Truchi (and its famous door !!!) The Loggia Ausonia (unity of Italy ... this is an enigma!) The Angelica fountain (masonry and christological symbols ... surprise friendships) The Holy Martyrs (Jesuit Church) The Cathedral (but are the aliens in Turin there or are they just 'hoaxes)?) Corpus Christi (mysterious place indeed) Piazza Castello (and its guardians) More of course some surprises ... I wait for you in Turin to discover the mystero of this unique city.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$13.59
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$13.59

Tour of the city center

Tour of the city center

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Let us guide you through its enchanting squares, arcaded streets and its baroque jewels. Let yourself be surprised by romantic atmospheres by losing yourself in elegant streets and suggestive places where your gaze runs to the Alps. For those who have just arrived, but also for those who want to rediscover the center of one of the most fascinating cities in Europe: let us introduce you to Turin, the city of kings. The tour of the city center takes place only with the minimum booking of 8 participants.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$19.77
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$19.77
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Chocolate Experience: Turin sightseeing tour with Gianduiotto & Bicerin tastings

Chocolate Experience: Turin sightseeing tour with Gianduiotto & Bicerin tastings

Turin has been Italy’s chocolate capital for over a century, and with this tour you’ll savor the sweet side of the city by visiting some of the most storied chocolate and pastry shops with a foodie guide. Stop in the chocolatier that invented Turin’s famed Gianduiotto and the café where the Bicerin chocolate coffee drink was born. End with a visit to the birthplace of the Pinguino chocolate-covered ice cream bar.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$51.90
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$51.90
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