Welcome to our selection of holiday homes to rent in Turin, Italy.
Turin is also referred to as the ‘Cradle of Italian Liberty’ and was founded by the Romans in the first century BC. Today it offers its visitors a chance to admire alpine nature, historic sites, cars and Turin’s unique chocolate.
It is advisable to get a Torino card that allows you free admission to over 130 museums, monuments and castles. It also allows you to use the public transport service, which connects the main tourist attractions.
Start with a trip to the Duomo, the 16th century Renaissance Cathedral, where you can see the famed Shroud of Turin. You can also see the red chalk drawing of Leonardo da Vinci’s self-portrait. By the time you finish here, it would be time to head to Europe’s biggest open-air market in Porta Palazzo. Behind this is the antique and flea market that is quite famous. Take time to explore both.
Move on to see the Egyptian museum which houses one of the most important and historical collections in the world. If cars are your weakness, you must visit the Automobile Museum owned by the Fiat group, which has its headquarters here. Admire the extraordinary art collection of the Agnelli family housed in the Linghotto industrial building.
Take a stroll along the river on Turin’s largest parks, the Parco del Valentine. There is also a 16th century castle besides a reconstructed medieval hamlet here. For an aerial view of the city and to enjoy a sunset over the Alps, take the elevator to the top of the 67 meter tall Mole Antonelliana.
If you are a cinema buff, there is a museum here that you absolutely must visit. Move on to see the Royal Palace, which was the seat of the royal House of Savoy and has a great collection of 18th and 19th century furnishings. If the weather permits, enjoy a stroll in the royal garden. A visit to the 16th century Santa Maria del Monte Church also offers a spectacular view of the Alps as well as Turin.
Indulge your sweet tooth tasting the many chocolates that Turin is so famous for. Visit Caffe Torino, which is the oldest chocolate house in town to enjoy a hot chocolate drink. Turin’s own contribution to the world of chocolates is the Gianduiotti, a unique milk chocolate with hazelnuts, which you must try. While here you must also try the local cuisine at any of the small restaurants that offer rural culinary traditions from the surrounding areas.
A trip to Turin is one you will enjoy and remember for a long time!
Looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Turin? Then below is a selection of Apartments in Turin and villas in Turin that can be rented direct from their owners. You can either click on each listing for further details or you can use our search engine on the left if you are looking for something in particular.