Turin Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • puppypatrol
    Atlanta, GA192 contributions
    We enjoyed this chance to go below Torino and learn about the fascinating story of Piero Micca and the vast network of tunnels from the early 1700's. the tour was in Italian, but there is an English -language audio guide to listen to. If you are claustrophobic it could get a little dicey down in the tunnels but I am not a fan of enclosed spaces and I did just fine.
    Written February 20, 2021
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  • Nik R
    Varna, Bulgaria6,679 contributions
    MAO is usually neglected by the tourists although it is in the historical center and is too overshadowed by the other well known points of interest of Turin, such as Museo Egizio, Mole Antonelliana and Musei Reali, without a valid reason, in my opinion. It is not as big as those mentioned above but it is unique by itself with great exhibits that cannot be seen often from Japan, China, India and many other countries/regions from the Orient.
    Lots of items are on display, varying from ancient manuscripts, folk costumes, fabrics, statues of various gods, weapons, pottery, etc. Awesome were the Samurai armor and the Ninja weapons. Tons of information in Italian and English, perfectly arranged exhibitions in different halls as per the area the artefacts came from with 5 main areas - Japan, China, the Himalayan region, South and South-East Asia and the Arabic world.
    This cute museum is housed in a historical building - Palazzo Mazzonis - which was the Turin residence of 2 branches of one of the most important Piedmontese families - the Solaros.
    I can say we spent a wonderful couple of hours in MAO!
    Written May 25, 2021
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  • drmader
    Orinda, CA1,972 contributions
    Baroque intimate small and cool
    Church so come in and sit and cool
    Down on a hot day, contemplate the ceilings and cupola . Beautiful
    Written May 18, 2022
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  • chenit
    Herzliya, Israel290 contributions
    Great museum. Seeing all the models of FIAT in one place (from the 1910s to the present), including airplanes, ships, engines is a great experience for the entire family.
    It's absolutely an hidden gem in Torino.
    Entrance is free.
    Written January 19, 2020
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  • weweyuaan
    Zurich, Switzerland23 contributions
    It's a former prison in service for around 100 years until late 80s. I went on a Friday and the visit was in Italian. Even though I didn't understand anything and no photo is allowed, the visual shock was already unforgettable.
    Very warm cloth needed!
    Written February 17, 2020
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  • ian1811
    Scotland, UK492 contributions
    Well worth the 15 min walk from the centre of Turin to go and visit. As with all these old buildings not as sharp as they once were, but you still get a wow monment when you go in. Some bits were undergoing restoration while we were there. The gardens are lovely to wander around and again not as sharp as their heyday.
    Written April 20, 2022
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  • drlcs1
    281 contributions
    This is a small museum about the shroud. The real shroud is NOT here and is available for viewing one / every decade(?) or so.

    That said, the museum provided lots of interesting information about the shroud, and is a great experience if u r interested in it as a religious artefact. It has replicas and close up imagery.

    The museum was very quiet when I was there. It opens only 3 hr/day in the pm so plan accordingly.
    Written December 3, 2021
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  • Eleonora C
    London, UK22 contributions
    It is difficult to find and only open a few hours each week. It is open, however, on a Saturday at 3.00. I went at 4.00 and found one of their regular concerts was on at 5.00, costing only 5 Euros. a beautiful church and a charming concert by young musicians. I think it is also open at 10.00 to 12.00 on a Sunday. But I am not certain.
    Written September 22, 2019
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  • ian1811
    Scotland, UK492 contributions
    Squeezed this into our trip on the last day. So glad we did. The furnishings are over the top but you have to remember the time period and fashions of the day.
    While we were there, there was a costume exhibition on as well which was very good too.
    Well worth doing.
    Written April 20, 2022
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  • Magnus K
    1 contribution
    The palace has a long history of the French/Italian royalty and clearly was a cultural and political hub back in the days (with young Mozart gigging there whilst on the European tour with his family). The guide (Francesco) was a fountain of knowledge and very obliging with our two boys (7 and 10) that were subjected to this cultural experience. Top man

    that was a couple of hours well spent, then go for a hot chocolate at Al Bicerin around the corner.
    Written January 19, 2020
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  • Food me away
    Limassol City, Cyprus48 contributions
    Should you ever visit Turin, I highly recommend this place. The entry fee is modest and you will be taken on a tour. It has unique artifacts, rooms, and a lovely garden. If you're not into visiting it, at least take a tour around it since you won't be disappointed.
    Written July 17, 2018
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  • touristical
    New York City, NY79 contributions
    Went there specifically to see the Tarocchi Show which was an excellent and in depth examination of the history of tarot cards. The show is in italian. I read online that you could somehow use your phone with an app to read the descriptions. The man at the entry was impatient and pushed me into buying the audio which is TERRIBLE- I do not recommend. If I knew that all you needed was a QR Scanner for the descriptions which translate into english I would have enjoyed more.
    Written December 5, 2017
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  • 564norm
    Sydney, Australia350 contributions
    Visited the flea market while we were in Torino, not the best but there were some highlights, antique furniture for one. Have been to better markets but this one was not the best even though it is very large.
    Written September 27, 2020
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  • Chris_Farthing
    London, UK134 contributions
    As a fan of both architecture and birding, it was a bit of a no-brainer to pay a visit to the Cimitero Monumentale di Torino when I was in the area. Architecturally the place is stunning. When the top cemetaries in europe are rated, usually the main consideration is which famous dead people are in there. So Pere Lachaise and Tikhvin are popular, but if you prefer stone to bone, then it is hard to beat this place. As for birds, I saw two Hawfinches here (a rare bird in Italy though there has been an irruption of them in western Europe this year), loads of Black Redstart, Treecreepers, a Sparrowhawk, etc etc.
    Written January 10, 2018
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