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Royal Palace of Turin (Palazzo Reale di Torino)
Elegant Turin, which was the seat of the Duchy of Savoy before briefly becoming the first capital of unified Italy, is home to a number of sumptuous historic palaces and castles. The Royal Palace of Turin (Palazzo Reale di Torino) is among the most opulent, and today it houses the Royal Museums, with an extensive art collection, armory, and gardens.
 
The Basics
Originally the Bishop’s Palace, the Palazzo Reale was taken over by Duke Emmanuel Philibert when the city became the Savoy capital, and was expanded and embellished following the marriage of Victor Amadeus to the French Princess Christine Marie during the 17th century. The princess and architect Filippo Juvarra added a number of features, including the Scala delle Forbici staircase and the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, to house the Shroud of Turin.
 
Today, you can see firsthand how the European aristocracy lived by visiting the palace’s richly decorated rooms filled with tapestries and artwork. The Palace is also home to an armory, the Sabauda art gallery, Royal Library, Archaeological Museum, and Royal Gardens. A visit to the Royal Palace and gardens is included in most Turin small-group walking tours.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Inside the Royal Museums, there is a cafeteria, restrooms, and a locker room where large bags and backpacks must be stored.
  • There are two wheelchair-accessible entrances: one on Piazzetta Reale and one on Piazza San Giovanni.
  • Visitors may take photographs without flash or tripods inside the Royal Museums.
  • Modest attire covering shoulders and knees is required to enter the Chapel of the Holy Shroud.
  • Admission to the Royal Gardens and reading room in the Royal Library is free; there is a single ticket for access to all the museums in the Royal Palace complex.
 
How to Get There
The Royal Palace is located on Piazza Castello, a short walk from the Porta Nuova train station. From the nearby city of Milan, you can take a day trip to Turin via the high-speed train that runs between these two capitals.
 
When to Get There
Though the Royal Palace museum complex stays open until 7:30pm, there is a lot of ground to cover and it takes at least two hours to visit, so plan to begin your visit by the late afternoon. The complex is closed Monday; the library is closed Sunday.
 
The House of Savoy’s Controversial Shroud
The Holy Shroud, housed in a chapel adjoining the palace and cathedral, has been the subject of debate by theologians and historians for centuries, because its authenticity as the cloth laid over Jesus’ body after his crucifixion has never been officially recognized by the Catholic Church. However, this doesn’t deter the thousands of faithful and curious who come to view this religious relic on the rare occasions when it is shown publicly.
Address: Turin, Piedmont, Italy
Admission: Free
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Skip the Line: Turin Royal Palace Small Group Tour with Local Top-Rated Guide

Skip the Line: Turin Royal Palace Small Group Tour with Local Top-Rated Guide

In the 17th century the Royal Palace of Turin was built as the residence of the royal family, the Savoy. It is a perfect ensemble of different styles and remains as it was built at the time, the same decorations, furniture and architecture. Thanks to this tour you will learn all about it, thanks to the knowledge of a local guide. Once inside, marvel at the extravagant decorations and design of the Royal Apartments. Go up the Scala delle Forbici, a scissored staircase designed by the Rococo architect, Juvarra. Two of the main rooms of the palace are the Royal Library and the Royal Armoury Gallery, that house two of the most important collections of the palace, books and arms. Lastly take a visit to the beautiful Royal Gardens, with its rare blooming flowers and the magnificent fountain Fontana dei Tritoni. While visiting Turin you won’t want to miss this tour of one of the most important landmarks of the city, the Royal Palace!
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A Film Lovers Guide to Turin (Torino): Private Walking Tour

A Film Lovers Guide to Turin (Torino): Private Walking Tour

One of the most impressive cities to be set to film, Turin is highly regarded among cinematographers for its broad streets, shady archways, charming cafes and magical ambiance. Delve into film history and Turin’s vibrant cinema culture with your expert guide on this private three-hour tour, taking you inside the famous Mole Antonelliana (Museum of Cinema) and to the most famous film backdrops in the city.
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Turin - Italy’s First Capital: Private Walking Tour with an Expert Guide

Turin - Italy’s First Capital: Private Walking Tour with an Expert Guide

Once the presiding capital of Italy, Turin’s historical significance as a seat of power is evident around every corner. From its regal palaces to its impressive monuments and enormous, intricately appointed places of worship, the city retains much of its prestigious architecture and refined atmosphere. On this private two-hour tour, you’ll scratch beneath the city’s pristine surface, as your guide unravels its fascinating story before your eyes.
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Turin in Two Hours: Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Turin in Two Hours: Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Turin is an elegant city drenched in history, style and sophistication. The original capital of the Kingdom of Italy - and now commonly regarded as the Italian Capital of Baroque and Liberty - there’s so much to take in, it can at times feel overwhelming. With a guide to navigate you through however, in just two hours you’ll experience its most significant spaces, coming away with a deep understanding of, and appreciation for, the city’s breathtaking history.
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Guided tour of Turin

Guided tour of Turin

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2-hour walking itinerary to discover the history of Turin's squares, elegant Baroque palaces and historical places. We will visit: Piazza Castello, Piazza San Carlo, Piazza Carignano, the Duomo, which houses the main relic of Christianity: the Shroud of Turin, the real church of San Lorenzo. At the end of the course, a coffee break awaits you to taste the famous Turin's bicherin chocolate drink.
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Late Afternoon Guided Walking Tour of Turin

Late Afternoon Guided Walking Tour of Turin

Have you just arrived in the city or are you in Turin for a short time? This tour is ideal for those who want to know the essentials about the history and cultural heritage of the city. In the company of Giulia, licensed tour guide of the city, in a couple of hours (5.30 pm 7.30 pm) you will go to visit the main highlights surrounded by the romantic atmosphere of the evening. - Licensed tour guide - 5.30 pm to 7.30/8 pm - Turin highlights - Small group.
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Turin Highlights Walking Tour

Turin Highlights Walking Tour

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This 2-hour Walking Tour is the perfect way to discover Turin with the help of a local and expert guide. Meet with the guide and with your small group in the old town and delve into the history and culture of the wonderful Turin. Your first stop will be Piazza San Carlo: discover the history and the so-called “drawing room” of the city and look at the equestrian monument of Emanuele Filiberto of Savoia. Continue your visit reaching Piazza Carignano and admire some of the most beautiful historical buildings, declared UNESCO World heritage since 1997. You will later arrive in Piazza Castello, the real heart of Turin, to learn more about the main monuments of the city, such as the Royal Palace, Palazzo Madama and San Lorenzo Church. End your tour on a high note at the Mole Antonelliana, the true symbol of the city. After this tour you will definitely say that you know Turin a bit better than you did before...we are sure you will fall in love with this amazing city!
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Royal Palace Guided Tour

Royal Palace Guided Tour

The Royal Palace was the residence of the Savoia’s royal family, who ruled Italy during the entire period of monarchy, until 1946, when it became a Republic. Meet with your guide at the entrance of the palace and then start exploring the halls and rooms where the Italian royal family used to live: the amazing throne room, the royal office where the king signed his coronation documents, and many other fascinating and luxurious chambers, such as the ballroom. You will end your visit in the baroque Chapel of the Holy Shroud, which was built exactly to preserve the Holy Shroud. Even though you will not find it there anymore, because a big fire threatened to destroy it, this is definitely a place worth visiting.
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Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum Guided Tour

Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum Guided Tour

Join this guided tour of the Royal Palace and the Egyptian Museum and skip the long line of people waiting outside to enter! Meet with your guide at the Royal Palace and start the tour discovering the residence of the Savoia’s family, who ruled Italy during the entire period of monarchy, until 1946, when it became a Republic. Visit the rooms where the Royal Family used to live and learn more about their lives with the help of your expert guide. The first part of the tour will end in the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, where the Shroud used to be preserved. The second part of the tour will take place in the Egyptian Museum. Skip the line of people waiting outside to enter and delve into the fascinating world of the Egyptian culture: mummies, sarcophagus, sphinxes, pots, jewelry and so much more. Learn about the history of the museum as well: why it is located in Turin and how it became one of the most important museums in the world for the study of Ancient Egypt.
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Best of Turin, Walking Tour with Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum

Best of Turin, Walking Tour with Royal Palace and Egyptian Museum

Meet with your local expert guide and start the exploration of the old town of Turin: discover the highlights and the main monuments, such as the Royal Palace, Palazzo Madama and San Lorenzo Church, while listening to your guide as they explain how the city was built and how it developed across the centuries. The first part of the tour will end at the Mole Antonelliana. Then, after some freetime, you will meet again with your guide at the entrance of the Royal Palace, which was once the residence of the Savoia’s family. Visit the rooms where the Savoia’s used to live during their reign and reach the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, where the Shroud was originally preserved. End the tour on a high note visiting the Egyptian Museum, a must-see in Turin. Learn more about the history and culture of Ancient Egypt as you walk beside mummies, sarcophagus, sphinxes and many other fascinating findings. You will also visit the gallery of Ramses II, an ancient temple.
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Turin walking tour

Turin walking tour

Discover the historic sights of Turin on a classic 3-hour walking tour of the medieval hear, baroque palaces and porticoes. See elegant shops and quaint cafés, where you’ll stop to sample a typical Italian espresso and some of Turin’s famous chocolates.
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2 Hour Turin Walking Sightseeing Tour with Local Guide

2 Hour Turin Walking Sightseeing Tour with Local Guide

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Explore the most important sights of Turin with an expert local guide on this 2-hour small group tour.  Get the perfect introduction to Turin  Walking through the main streets. Cross the amazing Piazza San Carlo and admire the Porta Palazzo food Market, the largest outdoor market in Europe!  Head towards the Duomo with its beautiful Renaissance facade which holds the Holy Shroud and reach the Royal Palace, home of the first king of Italy. Strolling along Via Po' you will finish your tour admiring the magnificient and unique Mole Antonelliana! This is the ideal tour for first-time visitors to Turin !
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