Turin Things to Do
monuments and museums
the San giovanni cathedral
This holy cathedral is most famous for being home to the Holy Shroud of Turin. The Holy Shroud is a sacred relic in the form of a linen sheet said to have covered the body of Christ after his crucifixion.
the Egyptian museum (museo egizio)
This museum contains an extraordinary collection of artifacts from ancient Egypt. Claiming the third largest collection in the world it has on display several copies of the Book of the Dead as well as a rare well preserved tomb of the BC era and an intact sarcophagus of Vizier Ghemenef-Har-Bak.
the modern art gallery (galleria d'arte moderna)
Turino's modern art museum contains extensive Italian artwork from the 19th and 20th century.
the carignano palace
This elegant Baroque palace housed the First Italian Parliament and also contains the Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano, which commemorates Italian history from 1800 to the early 20th century.
the national automobile museum (museo nazionale dell'automobile)
This museum holds an appropriate place in the town well known for being a major Fiat manufacturer. It documents the history of the automobile from its creation to the current high tech models of today.
the valentino park (parco del valentino)
Located along the Po' River and filled with lush gardens, this is one of Italy's largest and most beautiful parks. Sights include the Castello Mediovale which was built in 1884 for world exposition.
Sport and Relax
boating on the Po'
This water borne sight seeing tour is free during Christmas and week-end afternoons. Boat passengers are offered a spectacular view of the city and its surrounding hills. Bars and restaurants surround the banks of the lake and offering tourist stunning background scenery while enjoy a succulent meal or enjoying a refreshing drink.