Italy’s most northern city is a hub of industry and culture and is perfectly positioned to access to the Italian Alps. Capital of the Piedmont regio, renting one of HouseTrip’s holiday apartments in Turin lets you find out why this city is a centre of art, politics and the Italian automative industry. Most famous for the Turin Shroud, which is kept in Turin’s 15th century Cathedral of Saint Jean the Baptist, Turin is also historically important as being the former home of the House of Savoy, Italy’s former royal family and the home of Juventus Football Club.
Experience Turin like a local
Turin boasts many historical artifacts, sights and museums, including the fascinating Museo Nazionale del Cinema, one of the best cinematography museums in Europe, and Museo della Sindone, which is a museum dedicated to the story of the Turin Shroud. Slightly further out of the city to the southwest is Parco Valentino, a spacious park surrounding a 17th century stately home. Watch the local joggers and power walkers puff by as you enjoy a coffee in one of the park’s cafes and when hunger strikes make sure you pick one of Turin’s best pizzerias. Pizzeria Stars & Roses on Piazza Paleocapa is a favourite with locals thanks to its long and extravagant list of different pizza toppings, which include whisky, vodka and caviar. Shopping itches can easily be scratched in Turin, which has the largest open-air market in Europe in Porta Palazzo and popular shopping areas include Via Roma and the arcades at San Federico. Alternatively get lost in the maze of shops, alleyways and markets that make up the Il Quadrilatero. Make sure you don’t leave Turin without trying some piedmontese wine like the red Barberesco which goes well with the chocolate truffles and gianduja chocolate-hazlenut sauce for which Turin is famous.
Renting holiday accommodation in Turin
Finding accommodation in Turin is easy with HouseTrip. Search a range of options from grand city centre apartments in medieval quarters or large family homes on the outskirts of the city. Take advantage of HouseTrip’s quick, easy and secure booking system to find a spot in Turin from which you can explore the history, absorb the culture and find out more about why with Milan and Genoa it is the third corner in the Italian industrial triangle. Or if snow sports are your passion save your holiday to Turin for the winter when you’ll be less than an hour from the slopes.