1. CAFFÈ MULASSANO
Bicerin is a traditional hot drink native to Torino, Italy, and also was recognized as a "traditional Piedmontese product" in the official bulletin of the Piedmont region. Made of espresso, chocolate, milk, and served in a small rounded glass, it’s a casual thing for the Torinese having a cup of bicerin in everyday life.
Just in 5 minutes walking distance from Palazzo Reale di Torino, Caffè Mulassano, which started as a cafe since 1925, locates in the arcade passage of Piazza Castello. The cafe in Torino usually opens from the morning until the midnight, which means people could come here whenever they want a breakfast, brunch, or just grab a snack in the very late night.
The bicerin of Caffè Mulassano is extremely smooth and of rich chocolate texture, yet blends with the espresso it doesn’t taste cloying at all. With the croissant which contains hazelnut chocolate paste inside, it will definitely make your day and the flawless opening of your Torino trip.
Address : Piazza Castello, 15, 10124 Torino TO, Italie
Transportation : CARLO ALBERTO bus station
Opening Hours : Mon-Sun 08:00-00:00 / Closed on Wednesday
2. ROYAL PALACE OF TURIN
From 12th to 19th century, Torino was the capital of House of Savoy, which ruled the Alps north-west of Italy and gradually hold the power of the whole Italy until 1946. Royal Palace of Turin (Italian: Palazzo Reale) as one of the residences of the Royal, was turned into the museum and been placed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.
In the palace, you could see a great ammount of royal collection and the weapons display. Also, the Turin Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Torino) which was built along with the west side of the palace, conserves the "Shroud of Turin" - a length of linen cloth which is supposed to be the burial shroud that Jesus was wrapped in when he was buried after crucifixion.
Address : Piazzetta Reale, 1, 10122 Torino TO, Italie
Transportation : DUOMO - POLO REALE bus stop / CORTE D'APPELLO bus stop / GARIBALDI bus stop
Opening Hours : Tue-Sun 08:30-19:30 / Closed on Monday
Tarif : Full price admission : 12 € / Reduced price admission : 6 € (under age 25)
3. MUSEO EGIZIO
Just across the street from the Royal Palace of Turin, you will see the Museo Egizio. The Egyptian Museum conserves the largest Egyptian collection just second to the Cairo's, including the mummies, the Great Sphinx of Giza, and the ancient Egyptian cultures. Visiting the museum, you will be equipped with a multi-languages audioguide which gives you a detailed explanation on every work they display. Save some time for Museo Egizio, it takes at least 2 hours to fully immerse and learn.
Address : Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6, 10123 Torino TO, Italie
Transportation : BERTOLA bus station
Opening Hours : Mon 09:00-14:00 / Tue-Sun 09:00-18:30
Tarif : Full price admission : 15 € / Reduced price admission : 11 € (age 15-18 and licensed journalists) / Reduced price admission : 1 € (age 6-14) / Free entrance under age 5
4. PORTA PALAZZO MARKET
PORTA PALAZZO MARKET, the biggest plein-air market in Europe, located in the north of town, which is a multi-cultural area. From the second-hand clothes and old film cameras, to seasoning vegetables and alternative farming food of the peasants, you could find here all in once with reasonable price. The stands are highly intensive therefore it is always jam-packed with the local and the tourists. Be careful with the pickpockets while hunting the treasures in the human gridlock!
Address : Piazza della Repubblica, 10152 Torino TO, Italie
Transportation : PORTA PALAZZO OVEST bus station
Opening Hours : Every morning on weekdays / All day until night on Saturday
5. MARA DEI BOSCHI
MARA DEI BOSCHI is a sweet little gelato shop near the Park Valentino. People who come here are mostly the neighbors around, having a big box of gelato take-away or just grabbing a cafe, enjoy the tranquility and peace of the quartier.
The flavors of gelato here are sincere and authentic, it’s the kind of taste you will recall again and again. After having a gelato in MARA DEI BOSCHI, you could take a chill promenade towards south til the Park Valentino, enjoyt the precious moment of the city.
Address : Via Claudio Luigi Berthollet, 10125 Torino TO, Italie
Transportation : PELLICO bus station
Opening Hours : Mon-Thu 12:00-00:00 / Fri 12:00-01:00 / Sat 11:00-01:00 / Sun 11:00-00:00
6. PARK VALENTINO
PARK VALENTINO (Italian: PARCO DEL VALENTINO), is the earliest public park in Italy. Located just beside the river Po, it owns the beautiful scenery and vast space of grass and trees. Inside the park, there is also a Castle of Valentino, one of the residences of the Royal House of Savoy included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which becomes the Architecture Faculty of the Polytechnic University of Turin today. Walk alongside the river Po, you will definitely fall in love with the city.
Address : Corso Massimo d'Azeglio, 10126 Torino TO, Italie
Transportation : VALENTINO trams station
7. NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM
Keep going south from Park Valentino, you will arrive NATIONAL AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM (Italian: Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile) just beside the river Po bank. The museum has almost 200 cars of collection from European cities and brands; there is also a bookshop, a cafeteria and a library inside the museum. You might impressed by the huge, arcuated and multi-material layers architecture which renovated by Italian architect Cino Zucchi. The old facade has been overlaid with new cladding, made with glass panels and different degrees of transparency, aiming to redefine the relationship between the urban landscape.
Address : Corso Unità d'Italia, 40, 10126 Torino TO, Italie
Transportation : C.T.O. bus station
Opening Hours : Mon 10:00-14:00 / Tue-Sun 10:00-19:00
Tarif : Full price admission : 12 € / Reduced price admission : 10 € / Free entrance under age 6
8. PIAZZA STATUTO
Have you ever heard the "black magic"? If you were a fan of Harry Potter and supposed yourself not a Muggle, welcome to Torino.
It is said that Torino is a city of devil and also the origin of Tarot. Back to the 16th century, while the Savoy was still ruling the kingdom, they requested the alchemists, scientists, philosophers and magicians to do the alchemical experiments within the Three Alchemical Caves of Turin. However, the queen closed the entrance of the underground caves before they finished the experiments. Since then, legends and myth emerge in an endless stream. It is rumoured that PIAZZA STATUTO, which was the place main executions performed, is exactly the vertice of the Black Magic Triangle and the entrance to the Underworld.
Torino repletes with occult and mysterious stories. The hidden decoration of devil on the door, the angel statue crowned with an inverted pentagram...if you are aware enough, the cryptic signs are everywhere in the city.
Spend some time in Piazza Statuto. Maybe you will enter the Black Magic Triangle in an unguarded moment.
Address : Piazza Statuto, 13, 10122 Torino TO, Italie
Transportation : STATUTO bus station
9. MOLE ANTONELLIANA
MOLE ANTONELLIANA, constructed in 1863, is the monumental landmark tower of Torino, named after its architect Alessandro Antonelli. With 167.5 metres height, people could take the lift going straight to the top and have the panoramic view of the city. Inside the tower, there is also the National Museum of Cinema (Italian: Museo Nazionale del Cinema) , which owns large collection of films and displays the art and production.
Address : Via Montebello, 20/A, 10124 Torino TO, Italie
Transportation : GAUDENZIO FERRARI bus station / MOLE ANTONELLIANA bus station
Opening Hours : Mon-Fri, Sun 09:00-20:00 / Sat 09:00-23:00 / Closed on Tuesday
MUSEUM + PANORAMIC LIFT
Full price admission : 15 € / Reduced price admission : 12 € (age 6-26)
Full price admission : 11 € / Reduced price admission : 9 € (age 6-26)
PANORAMIC LIFT ONLY
Full price admission : 8 € / Reduced price admission : 6 € (age 6-26)
10. ATTIC HOSTEL
Attic Hostel locates in literally the center of the city which makes the mobility more easily. The warm welcoming staff, clean equipments and safe envorinment attract many travellers staying here; also there are foreigner students staying for over 1 month as a temporary accommodation. If you are planning to come to Torino, don't hesitate to stay in Attic Hostel as your final destination of the trip. Do not forget to download O'bon Paris coupon and get 5％off!
Address : Piazza Pietro Paleocapa, 2, 10121 Torino TO, Italy
Transportation : 5 minutes by walk from Porta Nuova
Website : http://www.attichostel.it
Written and Photographed by Che Fen OU YANG