Once the capital of Italy, bastion of national industry and Juventus, now majestic capital of Piedmont, Turin - Torino in Italian - is a mutant, fascinating, traditional city, and an avant-garde and gourmet destination, just like the splendid region that surrounds it. With the powerful Alps to the northwest, its rivers, lakes and parks, its landscapes dotted with vineyards, abbeys and castles, Piedmont, which celebrated 150 years of Italian unification under its aegis in 2011, is slowly, religiously one might say. Turin's tourist guide will take the traveller to the heart of the city always on the move, between its exceptionally rich architectural heritage - from ancient baroque buildings and ancient cafés lining the city's alleys into princely residences and sumptuous squares like Piazza Castello or Piazza San Carlo - and its modern and contemporary museums like the National Cinema Museum, or its design galleries. It is impossible to approach Turin without mentioning its taste for good food: gastronomy is a constituent element of Piedmont's identity, something that can be quickly measured by sitting down in any of the city's restaurants. Piedmont and its capital expect nothing more than to be discovered, bubbling with a vitality that has never been lacking at any moment in their history.

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When to go to Turin?

When to go to Turin? The richness of the Piedmontese landscapes makes the region a pleasant destination all year round, although spring is still the best time to travel to Turin. Summer, on the other hand, can reach very high temperature peaks, easily exceeding 30°C. During the winter, from December to early March, it is not uncommon for the city to be covered with snow, and the Susa and Pinerolo valleys are transformed into a winter sports paradise. The hills of Langhe and Monferrato are an explosion of colour in autumn, during the harvest season. When to go on a trip to Italy, and Turin in particular? All year round, trying to avoid the full summer, so as not to be disturbed by summer mass tourism.

How to go to Turin? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
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It is quite possible to plan an organized trip to Turin and Piedmont. Due to its proximity to France, the packages offered by tour operators are often interesting from an economic point of view. All inclusive stay (all inclusive), honeymoon, family holidays, tailor-made stay..., everything is possible. There are many options, it is up to you to choose the one that suits you best.

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Average price of a direct flight to Turin from the north of France: from 140 €, around 100 € with a low cost airline. Please note that the price variation depends on the booking time. Turin is also easily accessible from France by TGV (train tickets are accessible). Also, you can buy a bus ticket, many of which connect Turin to France. Finally, you can drive to Piedmont with your personal vehicle.

Turin has a proven and highly efficient public transport network. It is easy to get around by bus or metro. Renting a car is also a possible option, allowing you to easily visit the hinterland of Piedmont. Not to be overlooked either, the bicycle, very practical to visit Turin.

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When to travel?

When to go to Turin? The richness of the Piedmontese landscapes makes the region a pleasant destination all year roun...
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Weather forecast

The weather in Turin is marked by very distinct seasons. If the sunny summer is often very hot, the winter is, on the...
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Budget

Piedmont (and Turin) is a region where the quality/price ratio is among the best in the peninsula. In Turin promotion...
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Formalities

EU citizens and Swiss citizens. For a stay of less than 3 months in Turin: valid identity card or passport. B...
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Health

No particular vaccine is required to enter Italy, and therefore to travel to Turin

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How to travel by yourself?

Average price of a direct flight to Turin from the north of France: from 140 €, around 100 € with a low cost airl...
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How to get organized?

It is quite possible to plan an organized trip to Turin and Piedmont. Due to its proximity to France, the packages of...
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Getting around

Turin has a proven and highly efficient public transport network. It is easy to get around by bus or metro. Renting a...
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