Our walk departs the meeting spot promptly at 10.30 AM each morning From Thursday to
Monday in different languages. We walk rain or shine. Arrive a few minutes before to
ensure you leave enough time to locate your friendly guide.
Free Tour Turin is really, truly a social enterprise, which means we really, truly do this because we’re just that
passionate about showing visitors our magic and wonderful city. We are not paid by anybody and of course we pay taxes
for your tips.
This square/piazza is across from the railway station and it is
surrounded by many important historical places like: Hotel Roma,
where the novelist Cesare Pavese took his own life in 1950 and the famous
Cioccolateria Giordano. It was built up in 1861 by the french architecture
Jean-Pierre Barillet Deschamps in honor of Carlo Felice di Savoia, king
of the "Regno di Sardegna". In the center of the square there is
"Giardino Sambuy", a lovely little park.
VIA ROMA - PIAZZETTA CLN
This is one of the most important streets of Turin, it was redesigned
between 1931 and 1937, at the height of the Fascist period: 750 metres
of arcades and full of luxury shops. Piazzetta CLN is situated between
via Roma and Piazza San Carlo, is mostly famous for the two fountains
in it, representing the Po and the Dora, the principle rivers of the city.
PIAZZA SAN CARLO
One of the most beautiful and famous squares in Turin, named also "Turin's drawing
room", closed off at the south by the San Carlo and Santa Cristina churches, its
centre dominated by the "Caval'd brons", an equestrian sculpture by Carlo Marochetti
of Duke Emanuele Filiberto. Streets full of shops and cafes, along the way we can
find the "Egyptian museum".
From the Duomo parvis, towards Corso Regina Margherita, there are traces of walls:
Roman Augusta Taurinorum's theatre cavea and orchestra, now being excavated and refurbished.
The cathedral of San Giovanni Battista, where the Holy Shroud will
be exposed to the public. Is situated next to Palazzo Reale and flanking the 17th
century of Palazzo Chiablese, home of Carlo Felice and Dukes of Genova.
This enchanting square is considered the heart of the city,
conceived in 1584 by Ascanio Vitozzi for celebrate the arrival of the Savoia royal
capital from Chambèry. From 1200 to 1800 it was the scenario for the rise of the
Savoia family, public ostensions of the Holy Shroud, fairs, markets and carnivals.
From here, we can see the other two importants storic buildings: Palazzo Reale and
Via Po is connecting Piazza Castello to the river, is 710 metres long,
and 18 metres wide, a street designed by Amedeo di Castellamonte in 1673.
MOLE ANTONELLIANA AND
MUSEO NAZIONALE DEL CINEMA
The passion and history of the seventh art, which flourished in Turin the
early 1900s, survive the embrace of the city icone, housed under the Mole's unmistakable
spire, built by Alessandro Antonelli. Now it's home of Museo Nazionale del Cinema: 3.200
square metres of audiovisual experience. There are five levels, dedicated to a various genre
and the glories of cinema. The museum will be extended into neighbouring Palazzo della Radio
Rai: Italy's national broadcasting company Rai.