Panoramic points

Walk through the narrow streets of the historic center, admire buildings that bear witness to the very long history of Turin, visit exclusive museums to discover art and culture. But there is another way to remain speechless in front of the beauty of this city: marvelling at its view from above. 

Here are 5 panoramic points to fall in love with Turin, of its geometric but elegant figure, in which time is marked by the beauties of the Baroque past that mix with those of the vivid present of the skyscrapers, surrounded by the embrace of the Alps.

Mount of the Capuchins

Basilica di Superga

Mole Antonelliana

The bell tower of Turin Cathedral

Villa of the Queen

35 Plan

National Mountain Museum

Europa Park

Bell tower of Santa Zita

Mount of the Capuchins

Don't miss a souvenir photo from this terrace with a view over the entire city: the elegant Turin buildings surround the Mole Antonelliana which seems to touch the sky, the river Po flows slowly while beside it the trees wear different colors with the passing of the seasons. On the horizon the magnificent Alps behind which the setting sun hides.

How to reach Monte dei Cappuccini?

On foot from Piazza Vittorio Veneto, wear a pair of comfortable shoes and let yourself be guided towards a slope surrounded by trees and admire the city that begins to move away. 

It is also possible to reach the destination by car, leaving it in the small parking lot or in the parking lots along the road. Service note: the road is narrow and could be a bit difficult to maneuver.

Several public transport lines have stops near Monte dei Cappuccini such as bus numbers 52, 56, 61, 66 and tram number 13.

For the most romantic

The best time to enjoy the panorama of all the beauty from Monte dei Cappuccini is sunset when the sky takes on the colors of a painting in which reds, pinks and purples blend masterfully with each other.

The panorama that awaits you

Superga Basilica

The Basilica of Superga is a eighteenth-century treasure with an imposing and refined beauty that rises on the top of a hill from which it is possible to admire all the splendor of the city of Turin

Words are not enough to tell the wonder of the panorama that will open before your eyes, for this reason you just have to visit it firsthand. 

How to reach the Basilica of Superga? 

With "la Dentera", the historic tramway that leads directly to the Basilica for those who want to take a leap in time and find themselves traveling on original 1934 cars. The starting point is the Sassi station in Piazza Modena, for more information on costs we recommend consulting the website of the GTT (https://www.gtt.to.it/cms/turismo/sassisup#tariffe

On foot for those who want to delve into the soul of the city step by step. The Superga hill is full of paths, including the circular one that will allow you to get to the Basilica without having to do the same path twice but walking back and forth along different paths that will allow you to get in touch with nature and admire Turin from every angle. 

In bus numbers with the number 15, or 61 68 you can reach the Sassi station and then you will have to change vehicles using the line number 79, the only one that reaches the Basilica of Superga. 

By car for those who want to have more independence.

What can you visit inside the Basilica of Superga?

Inside it is possible to visit the Royal apartment, the residence used by the Savoy family as accommodation for stops on the Turin hills. The area of ​​the Cloister it is characterized by an Italian garden with box hedges that give the illusion of being immersed in a labyrinth. The monument continues with the Hall of the Popes, the art gallery made up of 265 paintings portraying the canonically elected Popes. Finally, through a marble staircase it is possible to reach the Royal Tombs, the mausoleum in the shape of an elongated Latin cross with the Sarcophagus of the Kings, containing the remains of Carlo Alberto, VII King of Sardinia, while in the two side arms you can admire the Hall of the Infants, which holds the bodies of the Savoy princes who died at an early age, and the Room of the Queens characterized by marble sculptures where the bodies of the Savoy Queens are found.

For more information on prices and timetables, we recommend consulting the website of the Basilica di Superga.

Contacts
Address: Strada Basilica di Superga, 75, 10132 Turin (TO)
Phone: + 39 0118997456
Email: reservations@basilicadisuperga.com

The panorama that awaits you

Mole Antonelliana

The monument towering over the city of Turin is the Mole Antonelliana and it's the perfect place from which to fully appreciate every nuance of Piedmont main town. 

The city that is moving away visibly while in 59 seconds the panoramic lift will take you to the "temple”, at about 85 meters high where a breathtaking view awaits you: the Gran Madre, Monte dei Cappuccini, Piazza Vittorio and Piazza Castello are just some of the attractions that you can see from above. 

Do not miss
Inside the Mole Antonelliana you will find National Cinema Museum and it is worth a visit: a unique and spectacular exhibition set-up, developed in a spiral on different levels that presents collections concerning the history of cinema, outlining the various stages of development from its origins to today.

The special feature lies in the interactive itinerary that allows visitors to experience at first hand what hides behind the objects presented in the exhibition, "dressing the shoes" of those who have marked the history of cinema, such as directors and actors.

How to reach the Mole Antonelliana?

On foot continuing from Piazza Castello along the arcades of Via Po to experience the energy of Turin and then turn left into Via Montebello: at this point you just need to look up slightly to be speechless.

Otherwise, for those who prefer to use public transport there are several alternatives:

  • bus numbers 61, 55, 56 and trams 13 e 15 getting off at the Rossini stop, in via Po
  • bus numbers 68 with final stop in Verdi, in via Rossini
  • tram 16 with stop at Palazzo Nuova in Corso San Maurizio

Contacts
Address: Via Montebello, 20, 10124 Torino (TO)
Telephone number: +39 0118138560-561
Email: info@museocinema.it
Website: https://www.museocinema.it/it/museo-e-mole-antonelliana

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Tower of Palazzo Madama

Two thousand years of history of the city enclosed in a single building in the center of Turin: Palazzo Madama, which went from being a Roman colony to a defensive fortress and then transformed into a castle. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers its visitors the chance to discover the city's centuries-old and glorious history.

From its tower you can see the city at 360 ° and discover all the architectural and natural beauties of Turin thanks to the precious help of the images and dedicated descriptions that are part of the museum itinerary.  

How to reach Palazzo Madama?

Its convenient location in Piazza Castello is easily accessible by public transport, in particular from the lines 4, 13, 15, 56 getting off at the Castello stop or with the 19 getting off at the Garibaldi stop and continuing on foot. 

On foot from the railway stations of Porta Nuova and Porta Susa, respectively about 15 and 20 minutes away, you will have the opportunity to discover every corner of the city and immerse yourself in its magic.  

In auto after consulting the restrictions and prohibitions of the city (http://www.comune.torino.it/trasporti/). Several underground pay car parks are available such as Piazza Castello "Torre Romana, Via Pietro Micca and Piazza San Carlo". 

Contacts
Address: Piazza Castello 10122 Turin
Phone number: +39 011 5211788
Website: https://www.palazzomadamatorino.it/it

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The bell tower of Turin Cathedral

In the elegant Piazza San Giovanni, next to the Turin Cathedral stands its bell tower, the only example of Renaissance architecture in the city. 

From a height of 43 metres, after climbing 210 steps, a unique view of the city opens up from the cells of the Bell Tower, with Piazza Castello, the Palatine Gates and Porta Palazzo in the foreground. 

Prices Climb to the Bell Tower

Full price: € 3,00
Reduced for children aged 7 to 18, over 65: € 2,00
Schools, catechism groups and summer oratories: € 1,00
Children from 0 to 6 years old and Turin Piedmont Museum Pass: free

Weekly opening hours:
from Friday to Monday from 14:00 to 19:00. Last ascent at 18:10 pm with descent at 18:45 pm.

How to reach the bell tower of the Turin Cathedral? 
With bus numbers 11, 19 or with the tram number 4 getting off at the Duomo - Musei Reali stop. 

By car the nearest car park is Santo Stefano, but the Bell Tower is located in a Limited Traffic Zone so we recommend checking the municipal regulations on the official website ( http://www.comune.torino.it/trasporti/ztl/)

Contacts
Address: P.za S. Giovanni, 10122 Turin TO
Telephone number: +39 0115787018, +39 015156408 
Email: museodiocesano@diocesi.torino.it
Website: https://www.museodiocesanotorino.it/la-torre-campanaria/

The panorama that awaits you

National Mountain Museum - Panoramic terrace

Near the convent of Monte dei Cappuccini, overlooking the city and the Alps, there is the seat of the National Museum of the Mountain "Duca degli Abruzzi".

Its panoramic terrace is the best place from which to admire the immensity of the Alps and the elegance of the city in all their beauty during every season of the year. 

Things to know

The Vedetta Alpina and the Panoramic Terrace are a unique observatory on Turin inside the National Mountain Museum. To access it, you can buy an entrance ticket at a cost of € 3.

How to reach the National Mountain Museum?

In driving feel parking in the square of Monte dei Cappuccini where spaces are limited, or in the parking lot in Piazza Vittorio Veneto. From this last point the museum will then be reachable in 15 minutes a foot

Alternatively, from Turin Porta Susa station you can use the public transport such as bus number 56 or tram number 13.

Museum Hours:

From Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 18.00

Monday closed

The ticket office closes 30 minutes before closing time

Contacts

Address: Piazza Carlo Alberto, 8, 10123 Turin (TO)

Telephone number: +39 0115621147

Email: info@museorisorgimentotorino.it

Website: https://www.museomontagna.org/

Villa of the Queen

On the Turin hill, Villa della Regina offers a Breath-taking view to its visitors thanks to its immense spaces surrounded by Italian gardens characterized by pavilions and water features that overlook the city.

How to reach Villa della Regina

A foot, after the Gran Madre continue walking towards via Villa della Regina, surrounding yourself with elegant buildings and the Turin greenery. 

With bus numbers numbers 53, 56 and 66, getting off at the Villa della Regina stop and continuing on foot for a few minutes. 

Contacts

Address: Strada Comunale Santa Margherita, 79, 10131 Turin (TO)

Telephone number: +39 0118195035/0118194484

Email: drm-pie.villadellaregina@cultura.gov.it

35 Plan

Eat among the stars and admire Turin in all its beauty. Where is it? At 167,25 meters high in the highest restaurant in Italy: Piano35 in the Intesa Sanpaolo skyscraper.

For lovers of good food

From lunch to dinner through the aperitif in Piano35, taste reigns supreme. 

In restaurant suspended, the dishes of chef Marco Sacco, 2 Michelin stars and Christian Balzo, resident chef, will accompany you in the reinterpretation of the Turin culinary tradition to discover stellar flavors.

The best place to sip innovative drinks and savor a wide choice of street food at aperitif time or after dinner is instead the lounge bar on floor 37, two floors higher, surrounded by windows with breathtaking views.  

How to reach Piano35?

On foot it is only 6 minutes from Porta Susa, which is both one of the city's railway stations, and an underground stop. In driving feel, there is the GTT car park of the Palagiustizia in Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 130 or alternatively there are numerous neighboring streets where you can stop.

Contacts

Address: Intesa Sanpaolo skyscraper, C.so England, 3, 10138 Turin TO

Email: info@piano35.com

Telephone number: 0114387800

Website: https://www.piano35.com/

Europa Park

Le green terrace overlooking Turin is located 315 meters above sea level and is called Parco Europa. 

An exclusive green lung to be explored far and wide, along its narrow streets that launch towards cascading fountains, blooming magnolias and evergreen plants. 

How to reach the Europa Park?

With the buses of the line 47, getting off at stop 1254 - Caporetto Capolinea, then walking for a few minutes towards the Park, otherwise by car for greater autonomy from the timetables of public transport.

Bell tower of Santa Zita

The last vantage point from which to admire Turin is the bell tower that rises to the side of the Church of Our Lady of Suffrage and Santa Zita

With its 83 meters of height it is the third tallest building in Turin from which to see the beauty of the city. 

How to reach the bell tower of Santa Zita

By bus with line 13 getting off at the Schina stop or with i public transport line 29, 59 /, 59 getting off at the Saccarelli stop and reaching the Church of Nostra Signora del Suffragio and Santa Zita on foot. 

Contacts

Address: Via San Donato, 33 - 10122 Turin

Telephone number: +011 819 7233

 

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