Guided walking tour through the historic center of Turin, starting at the Royal Palace (with a balanced superposition of the taste of various periods) and the Royal Armory, which houses one of the largest collections of weapons in the world. Continue your visit to the Cathedral of St. John, containing the Holy Shroud, and the Church of San Lorenzo (or the church of Saint Therese) and a tasty stop in one of the historic cafés in Turin.
- Available: from Tuesday to Sunday at 9am.
- Meeting point: the guide will meet at the entrance of the Royal Palace, 15 minutes before the confirmed time.
- Duration: 2 hours
- Group size: Maximum 25 people per group.
- Languages: English, Italian, Polish and Greek.
Cost does NOT include entrance fees, to be purchased at the spot.
It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes.
Once the tour is confirmed, it can be canceled up to 1 week prior to receive a refund of tour cost minus the service fee. Further cancellations and no shows are non refundable.
Classical Turin: Glories of the Kingdom, the Baroque, and Historical Cafes
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.
Once a confirmation code has been assigned to your reservation, we can refund the cost minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee) for cancellations up to 1 week before the event. Cancellations less than one week before your booked event and no-shows are not refundable.