TORINO AND ITS SURROUNDINGS
4 days/3 nights – Available all year round
Art and Culture, FAI, UNESCO
A tour under the banner of culture with guided tours of Turin; the Castle and Parco di Masino, asset registered to FAI (Italian Environmental Fund); the interesting Museo Olivetti in Ivrea; the town of Saluzzo and the Castello della Manta, also belonging to the Italian Environmental Fund.
First day: Turin
We are going to arrive in Turin, meet the guide and visit the city. We begin by marveling at the exterior of the Collegio dei Nobili (then it became the Accademia delle Scienze), now home of the Egyptian Museum until we get to Piazza Carignano housing the Palazzo bearing the same name and the Teatro Carignano. We then reach Piazza Carlo Alberto where the National Library is located. We walk along Via Roma and get to Piazza San Carlo. We are going to stop for a coffee break at the iconic Caffè Baratti & Milano. Lastly we arrive in Piazza Castello, which is home to Palazzo Madama, Palazzo Reale, and San Lorenzo church. To the left of the square rises the Duomo and, in front of it, stands the Quadrilatero Romano with the remains of the theatre and the Porte Palatine. We are going to visit Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace) , savoy residence listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Time available for lunch during the day. Check-in to a 4-star hotel in Turin. Dinner at the restaurant and overnight stay.
Second day: Turin
After breakfast, we are going to relocate to the Basilica di Superga, built on the highest point in Turin. The Basilica is majestic, important, and it houses the cript of the Savoy. We are going to have a guided tour of the Basilica, the Tombs and the Royal Apartments. We are going back to the city centre to have lunch. In the afternoon, we are going to have a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum that, with its 6500 artifacts, is the second most important museum dedicated to Egyptian antiquities in the world. At the end of the visit we are going back to the hotel. Dinner at the restaurant and overnight stay.
Third day: Turin – Caravino – Ivrea
After breakfast, we leave for Caravino and have a guided tour of the Castello di Masino, surrounded by a monumental park and today owned by FAI. After the visit, we are going to have lunch at the restaurant. In the afternoon, we are going to relocate to Ivrea to visit the Museo Olivetti. At the end of the visit, we are going back to the hotel. Dinner (not included in the offer) and overnight stay.
Fourth day: Turin – Saluzzo – Manta hills
After breakfast, we leave for Saluzzo, town located in the foothills of the Western Alps and of the Parco del Monviso. Starting from the highest part of the residential area, we are going to visit the Castiglia, Torre Civica and Palazzo delle Arti Liberali. We continue by visiting the interior of San Giovanni church with the funerary monument in Flamboyant Gothic Style. Lastly, we are going to have a guided tour of the Cathedral, which houses a precious polyptych by the Flemish painter Hans Clemer. After lunch (not included in the offer), we are going to relocate to Castello della Manta, asset belonging to FAI. At the end of the visits, we are going back to Turin. Dinner at the restaurant and overnight stay.
Fifith day: Turin
After breakfast, we are going back to the place of arrival and that is the end of our services. Possible additions or integrations may be added to the main program based on the client’s preferences
It is possible to join this itinerary with another one. Further additional tours could be available based on seasonality.
- 4 overnight stays at a 4-star hotel in Turin with breakfast included;
- 1 lunch and 3 dinners at the restaurant;
- Guided tours with a specialised guide as scheduled;
- Admissions as scheduled;
- Bus transfers in a private coach.
- TaTourist taxes;
- Additional admissions;
- Tips, drinks and everything not included in “included” section.