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    Introduction to Turin: City of Chocolate and FIAT

Introduction to Turin: City of Chocolate and FIAT

  • City: Turin, Torino
  • Duration: Approximately 3 hours.

Explore Baroque palaces, spacious piazzas lined with 19th-century cafes, the Chapel of the Holy Shroud in this unforgettable half-day private walking tour.

Overview

First stop on this exclusive half-day private walking tour is Turin Cathedral, dedicated to St. John the Baptist and site of the Chapel of the Holy Shroud: here, the precious Shroud is preserved inside an ornate silver reliquary. Not far away is the Royal Church of San Lorenzo, a masterpiece of ingenious construction designed by the priest and architect, Guarino Guarini in 1666.

The astonishing Palazzo Reale is a magnificent baroque palace complex surrounded by formal gardens that was home to the Savoy royal family for almost four centuries. A short coffee break in Piazza San Carlo, Turin's most beautiful square, allows you to admire the so-called Caval d'brons. This equestrian statue of Duke Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy depicts him sheathing his sword after the victorious battle of San Quintino in 1557. Historic 19th century cafes surround the square, the most famous being Cafe' San Carlo, Cafe' Torino and Fratelli Stratta with original furnishings from 1836.

Turin's tallest and most recognizable landmark comes next: the Mole Antonelliana. Originally built as a synagogue, today it houses the National Museum of Cinema. A glass elevator whisks you up 312 feet in the air for a breathtaking, 360-degree view of Turin and the snow-covered Alps beyond.

End your tour with a sweet treat in one of the confectioner's shops in Piazza Vittorio Veneto. Perhaps no other city in Europe has so many pastry shops and chocolate-makers that roast and blend their own cacao beans. Foil-wrapped "gianduiotti" with their distinctive chocolate-hazelnut flavor make a fitting souvenir of the gracious city of Turin.

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Pricing

# of People Price
2 people $125.00 per person
3 - 5 people $86.00 per person
6 - 10 people $58.00 per person

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Additional Information

Tour price does not include museum entrance tickets. Approximately 20 euro per person. Cost of food and drinks consumed on this tour is not included in the total price.

Sites Included: Turin Cathedral, church of San Lorenzo, Quadrilatero Romano, Piazza Carignano, Palazzo Reale, Piazza San Carlo, Mole Antonelliana, Piazza Vittorio Veneto.

Museum entrance tickets must be paid on site. Approximately 20 euro per person, subject to change.

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