Classical Turin: Glories of the Kingdom, the Baroque, and Historical Cafes

Classical Turin: Glories of the Kingdom, the Baroque, and Historical Cafes

Join us for a day steeped in Turin’s sophisticated past and present!

Discover the treasures of classical Turin!

Explore the beauties of classical Turin with this private guided walking tour through the historic center of the “Capital of the Alps.” Your itinerary starts at the Royal Palace with its well-balanced integration of various architectural periods, and the Royal Armory, which houses one of the largest collections of historical weapons in the world, dating from prehistoric times to 17th century. Your visit continues to the Cathedral of San Giovanni (Saint John) which holds the Shroud of Turin, and the Church of San Lorenzo (or the church of Santa Teresa), and ends with a tasty stop in one of the historical cafés of Turin.

Available: from Tuesday to Sunday at 9:00am. Not available on December 24, 25, and 31, and on January 1.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Meeting Point: your guide will meet you at the entrance of the Royal Palace (PIazza Castello), 15 minutes before the confirmed start time
  • Visits for groups of up to 25 people
  • Available in English, Italian, Polish, and Greek
  • The cost includes guide and entrance fees
  • We recommend wearing comfortable shoes

Cancellation Policy: Once the tour is confirmed, it can be canceled up to 1 week prior to the start date to receive a refund of tour cost minus the service fee. Further cancellations and no shows are non refundable.

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Your itinerary begins in front of the Royal Palace on the Piazza Castello.

The Royal Palace reflects the taste of various architectural periods in a well-balanced way – uniting the Baroque of the famous Spanish architect Filippo Juvarra with the Neoclassicism of the court ebony cabinet maker Pelagius Pelagi and the golden and graceful Rococo of Benedetto Alfieri.

The Royal Armory, located in a wing of the building, is home to one of the largest and richest historical weapons collections in the world, dating from prehistoric times to 17th century. Created by King Carlo Alberto Savoia Carignano, it is a must for lovers of the theme, but also a great excuse for admiring the beautiful frescoed ceilings by Claudio Francesco Beaumont, depicting the stories of Aeneas.

Once out of the building, your guide will take you to the church of San Lorenzo, a masterpiece of the Baroque by the architect Guarino Guarini. Your next stop will be the Cathedral of San Giovanni (Saint John) overlooking the Roman Quarter, a district of small shops, wine bars, and workshop for artists and designers from Turin. The Cathedral holds the venerated Shroud of Turin, believed by some to be the burial shroud of Jesus of Nazareth.

If you have visited Turin previously, we recommend replacing the visit to the Cathedral/Duomo and San Lorenzo with the Church of Santa Teresa, a baroque jewel near the central Piazza San Carlo.

Your visit will conclude with a stop at one of Turin's famous historical cafes, which have long been the place to meet, be seen, and re-create the world – with a cup of great coffee or hot chocolate in hand.

Cost of the guide per group: € 180.00 per group (1 to 10 people) / € 192.00 (11 to 25 people)

Cost of entrance tickets to the per person: € 8.00

  • This is a private, guided tour, for parties from 1 to 25 people.
  • The tour will be scheduled especially for you and your party.
  • The cost for the guide is shared among the members of your party.
  • The tour price includes the guide, the private experience, and entrance tickets.
  • Price does NOT include lunch, tips, or extras.

Technical organization Natalia Ladecka Provided by Natalia Ladecka
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