WHAT TO SEE IN 6 HOURS IN TURIN
If you've never been in Turin and you want to make a quick tour of the attractions in a single day, we suggest a mini-guide of the Piedmontese capital.
Don't lose the best things to do, see and eat in Turin in a few hours.
Starting from our hotel you can walk along the central Via Lagrange, the most beautiful and elegant avebue of Turin, passing through Via Roma and arriving in Piazza San Carlo. We advise you to stop for a coffee in one of the many historic bars that you will find in the square and that are without a doubt a must for those visiting the city. You can taste - among antique mirrors, tapestries, boiserie, and elegant porcelain dishes - the typical delights of the Piedmontese capital and take a little trip in the 19th century.
Once in Piazza San Carlo you can visit the two famous twin baroque churches: Santa Cristina and San Carlo Borromeo.
From Piazza San Carlo, one of the most important squares of Turin, we descend towards Piazza Castello, the second largest square in Turin, surrounded by the famous and characteristic arcades, today ideal places for your shopping in Turin.
On the square, there are some of the most important attractions, such as Palazzo Reale, Teatro Regio, Palazzo Madama and Palazzo Carignano which was home to the Italian First Parliament and the Real Church of San Lorenzo, which today houses the copy of the Holy Shroud.
From Piazza Castello follow towards the Cathedral (Duomo), in the area of the famous Roman quadrilateral, one of the areas with the highest density of bar and restaurants in Turin, where we recommend a refreshment stop for an aperitif or a delicious lunch.
Here, moreover, an obligatory stop in the historic Al Bicerin café, the place where it was born and still today is served the famous coffee, chocolate and milk cream drink, brought in a small glass, the "bicerin", which gives its name to the place. From here many famous people have passed, starting from Alexandre Dumas who always ordered this special drink and spent whole afternoons in this historic café in front of Piazza della Consolata.
You can then walk inside the Roman quadrilateral and return to the crowded via Garibaldi, one of the main streets of the city, then descend to Piazza Vittorio, one of the most beautiful and important squares of Turin, with its immense spaces.
The square is located on the banks of the river Po and, descending towards the river, leads to the Murazzi area, famous for its lively nightlife, where you can enjouy a rich aperitif in one of the many bars.
We recommend returning from Corso Vittorio Emanuele, one of the main arteries of the city of Savoy.