Located in the very beautiful Centro Congressi Lingotto, the Auditorium Giovanni Agnelli is a space for performances. Built with excellent facilities this place has hosted shows and performances by some of the biggest names in the music world on its premises. The Auditorium Giovanni Agnelli has excellent acoustic sound quality and great lighting and also has a capacity of holding 1901 odd people in one sitting.
La Mole Antonelliana is one of the tallest works of masonry in Europe standing at 167.5 meters (550 feet). It was planned by Alessandro Antonelli as a synagogue in the second half of the 19th century. The square-based construction presents its facade towards Via Montebello, and the quadrangular dome is mounted by a little temple with two columns which hold up the spire. This spire was rebuilt in 1953 after its collapse during a violent storm, and it was remodeled in metal overlaid with stone. The Mole Antonelliana also houses the National Museum Of Cinema.
Along the left bank of the River Po, between the Isabella Bridge and the Umberto I Bridge, one of the largest parks of this urban mass, Parco del Valentino, can be found. Once a hunting reserve for the Savoy family, it was opened to the public in 1856. The enclosed area is nearly 550,000 square meters, divided by paths, flower beds, little woods, hills and valleys. The Castello del Valentino, the Medieval Hamlet and the Palazzo di Torino-Esposizioni are all to be found inside the park. In the summer months it is the site of interesting sights and various types of entertainment. It is also very lively during the night with numerous cafes and bars situated on the river bank.
Construction on this church began in 1679 under Guarino Guarini. The foundations were laid on the site where the church of Saint Andrea previously stood with its hexagonal presbytery. After the death of Guarini, Juvarra designed the dome upon which Bortoloni's fresco was painted. The 11th century Romanesque tower belonged to the previous church and now sits on the right hand side of the Basilica's facade. The church is decorated with many valuable marbles, most of which were votive offerings. The impressive marble floor is one of the main talking points of this church. Next to the Basilica della Consolata stands a 25 meter high dedicatory column. A statue of the virgin Mary was placed on top in 1835 as a thank you to the Madonna for keeping at bay the dreaded plague which devastated Europe that year.
Counted as one of the most prolific collections of the country, Museo Egizio in Turin is a treasure trove of ancient Egyptian archaeological items. It features the most expansive displays of Egyptian artifacts, with over 30,000 historical items on display. Established in the year 1824, it was set up at a time when preserving rare Egyptian curiosities was at its helm in the 19th Century. In 1824, Sardinia's King Charles Felix consolidated the acquisitions of Vitaliano Donati and Paduan Egyptologist with the House of Savoy. Museo Egizio's various object chronicle centuries of routine life, religion and art during the era of the Pharaohs. Some notable exhibits include the tomb of Kha, book of death, black sculpture of Ramses II and Ellesiya's rocky temple. Such riveting are the museum's displays, that they have interested some of the most celebrated historians, including the likes of the inventor of the iconic Rosetta Stone, Jean-François Champollion.
Founded in 1941 by Maria Adriana Prolo, the Museo Nazionale del Cinema is a delight to behold. Inside the museum, a whole new world of treasure awaits you. This museum boasts collections that would pique the interests of the most avid cinema-lover. Among the collections are photographs, archives, posters, films and a lot more, pertaining to the history of Italian as well as World Cinema. Do visit this museum and find out for yourself why it is one of the most preferred museums for visitors.
Currently undergoing restoration, this cinema will seat 500 when finished. It will be the new home of the Gruppo della Rocca, the historic Italian theatre company. Box Office: will be announced on opening.
Cortile di Palazzo Carignano, seen from its courtyard looks majestic in the bright afternoon sun. The red brick building, one of the most important historical sites in the city, is also the home of National Museum of the Italian Risorgimento. Stand in the courtyard between the two wings of the palace absorbing the splendid view of the beautiful arches and pillars, decorated with fine sculpturing. Cortile di Palazzo Carignano is an example of Italy's rich architectural heritage. Feel the magnanimity of the building rising tall in front of you, with tall windows and sculptures made to commemorate the colonization of Canada.
Located only 30 kilometers (18.7 miles) east of Turin, in the town of Albugnano. The legend states that it was built after Charlemagne had a vision of three skeletons while on a hunting trip. This abbey is unique for its mix of style and frescos.
Racconigi is a historic town that went by the name of “Raconese” in 1034 CE. It was governed by the Marquis of Saluzzo and was well known for its organzine silk. The city has many monuments steeped in history like the Royal Castle which was the summer palace of the Italian king in 1901. San Giovanni Battista and Santa Maria Maggiore are important Baroque churches. Bird-lovers will definitely enjoy a visit to the Italian League for the Protection of Birds which protects and breeds many species of endangered birds.
Segway Tours have become very popular in Europe. Instead of walking around, tourists have a chance to zip along the city on two wheels. In Turin, the Segway Tour is very well designed by Piero Ottaviano, a photographer who truly knows how to capture the best of travel memories. This tour is especially popular during sunset is at offers a most enchanting view. With experienced guides you’ll find yourself in places you never knew existed.