Turin is the capital of Piedmont and is known for the refinement of its architecture and cuisine. The Alps rise to the north-west of the city. Sumptuous Baroque buildings and ancient cafés line the avenues and grandiose Turin squares, such as Piazza Castello and Piazza San Carlo. Nearby stands the high spire of the Mole Antonelliana, from the 19th century, which houses the interactive displays of the National Cinema Museum.
The Egyptian Museum of Turin is the oldest museum in the world, entirely dedicated to the Nilotic civilization and is considered, by value and quantity of finds, to be the most important in the world after that of Cairo. In 2004 the Ministry of Cultural Heritage entrusted it to the "Egyptian Museum of Turin Foundation".
In 2019 the museum registered 853 320 visitors, making it the sixth most visited Italian museum. In 2017 the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards ranked the Egizio in first place among the most appreciated museums in Italy, ninth in Europe and fourteenth in the world.
Architectural symbol of the city of Turin, the Mole Antonelliana was initially conceived as a synagogue, before being purchased by the municipality to make it a monument to national unity. Designed and started by the architect Alessandro Antonelli in 1863, it was only completed in 1889. It was, at the time, with its 167 and a half meters high, the tallest brick building in Europe. In 1961, on the occasion of the celebrations for the Centenary of the Unification of Italy, the panoramic lift was inaugurated which, renewed in 1999, still allows you to climb up to the temple, 85 meters high and admire the extraordinary view of the city and the alpine arc that surrounds it. It is possible to walk up the stairs in the cavity of the dome to the panoramic terrace.
The historic home of the Savoy family who directed Turin's fortunes for over 3 centuries, named UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, is ready to welcome you to its wonderful halls.
A succession of luxury, gold and precious stones come together in baroque-style living rooms and bedrooms of unparalleled beauty. The decor reflects the baroque tastes of the families who dominated Europe in that period; while the size of the building gives an indication of the wealth of these medieval oligarchs.
The Royal Palace of Turin is the first and most important of the Savoy residences in Piedmont, the theater of politics of the Savoy states for at least three centuries.
Among the most important in the world for the richness of its heritage and the multiplicity of its scientific and popular activities, the National Cinema Museum owes its uniqueness to the peculiarity of the exhibition layout.
The basilica of Superga, also known as Real basilica of Superga, stands on the homonymous hill north-east of Turin. It was built by King Vittorio Amedeo II as thanksgiving to the Virgin Mary, after defeating the French. For this reason it is considered a "celebratory monument".
Parco del Valentino is a famous public park in Turin, located along the banks of the Po. It borders: to the east with the left bank of the river Po; to the north with Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, where the Murazzi formally end; to the west with Corso Massimo D'Azeglio;
Turin is an Italian town of 875 088 inhabitants, the capital of the metropolitan city of the same name and of the Piedmont region. Heart of a metropolitan area with 2 million inhabitants on an approximate surface of approximately 2 300 km², the city of Turin is the fourth largest Italian municipality by population, the third largest economic-production complex in the country and constitutes one of the major university and artistic centers tourist, scientific and cultural sites of Italy. In its territory there are also areas and buildings included in two UNESCO protected assets: some palaces and areas belonging to the circuit of Savoy residences in Piedmont (world heritage site) and the area of the Po hills (biosphere reserve) .
A city with a two-thousand-year history, it was probably founded near the present position, around the third century BC, by the Taurini, then transformed into a Roman colony by Augustus with the name of Iulia Augusta Taurinorum in the first century BC. After the Ostrogoth rule, it was the capital of a important Lombard duchy, to then pass, after becoming the capital of the Carolingian brand, under the nominal dominion of the Savoy in the 11th century. City of the duchy of the same name, in 1563 it became its capital. From 1720 it was the capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia (even if only de facto until the perfect merger of 1847, when it also formally became it), a state that in the nineteenth century would have led to Italian unification and which made Turin the first capital of the Kingdom of Italy (from 1861 to 1865).
Venue in 2006 of the XX Winter Olympic Games, birthplace of some of the major symbols of Made in Italy in the world, such as Martini, gianduja chocolate and espresso, it is the fulcrum of the Italian automotive industry, as well as an important center of the publishing, the banking and insurance system, information technologies, cinema, food and wine, the aerospace sector, industrial design, sport and fashion.