Free travel on all urban public transport.
Free entry in more than 130 museums, monuments, castles, fortresses and Royal Residences in Turin and Piedmont.
Free acces to the TurismoBus Torino, to the panoramic lift in the Mole Antonelliana, to the
Sassi-Superga rack tramway and to the boats
on the river Po.
Reductions on lyric and theatre shows, concerts, guided tours, bicycle hire, shuttle to/from Airport/city centre and much more!
Purchase your Torino Card for € 15,00 (48 hours) or € 17,00 (72 hours) at the Turismo Torino Information Points, the accommodation facilities of Turin and its surroundings, the Turin Automobile Club, the Basilica of Superga and the ATL3 Canavese and Valli di Lanzo.
To see all the museum you can get for free
Museo della Marionetta
Un monde de curiosités en miniature, entre le jeu et la magie du théâtre : c'est le règne de la marionnette qui a son royaume dans le Teatro-Museo Gianduja. La précieuse collection de la famille Lupi, accumulée pendant plus de 200 ans, compte plus de 500 pièces dont une centaine de marionnettes, de décors et de costumes du XIXème siècle.
The Teatro romano ("Roman theatre") lies close to Palazzo reale. It dates of the 1st century AD and came to light after the enlargement works of the royal palace. You can see the cavea, the terraces and the orchestra.
Disco for Teens
Dropped by The Loft the other night (Saturday) with some people aged 21-30 and we felt like senior citizens. Dance and house music for YOUNG teenagers who are dressed to impressed (for fourteen year olds). If you look too old they won't let you in.
If you don't like the vibe here, there is another club (La Gare) across the street but I haven't checked it out. Revealing for girls, put-together for guys.
The picture has been taken at a street market, this is a stall selling dried fruits, olives and similar tasty items.
Definitely, my favourite is TRE GALLINE - Via Bellezza (Piazza Repubblica) - 011 4366553 - Closed on Sundays and Mondays-noon - All cards accepted; it's always better to book in advance; the 'smoking room' is my suggestion, even though I'm not a smoker, because it has a peculiar charm. Strictly Piedmont cuisine and wines. Each days there's a special advised course, while the complete list is available on a seasonal basis. I think that giving the seasons the right consideration is very important, if you believe, as I do, that feeding is not a way to stimulate a series of chemical reactions within your body.
Torino is not a main touristic target, but the city has its own peculiar charm, which may also be found in its restaurants. As usual, I will suggest to visit those which make use of traditional local produce, offering local regional recipes - and they need not be expensive:
SALETTA - V. Belfiore 37 - 011 6687867 - closed on Sundays - price around 20 Euro - it's better to book, because it's small
PORTO DI SAVONA - Piazza Vittorio Veneto 2 - 011 8173500 - price ariund 20 Euro - lovely open air tables in summer, in one of the most interesting squares
here are a few among the most expensive and traditional ones, but still worth the price, if you want to spend it:
DEL CAMBIO - Piazza Carignano 2 - 011 546690 - price around 60 Euro - closed on Sundays - it's a piece of history! Beside the main theatre and in face of the first Italian Parliament
BALBO - V. Andrea Doria 11 - 011 8125566 - closed on Mondays - price around 50 Euro - possibly the most traditional choice in Turin
VILLA SOMIS - Strada Val Pattonera 138 - 011 6613086 - closed on Mondays - price around 50 Euro - it's a villa on 'la Collina' (the hill) in the immediate surroundings of Turin (10 minutes from the city centre), with open air tables in summer Piedmont cuisine is not among my favourite, but it is very well considered in Italy. The main menu items you should look for are:
'tartufo' (the king of mushrooms), not to be eaten pure, but it is used to give a peculiar aroma to many foods, only in winter months (beginning from October/November); 'bollito misto' (mixed boiled meats), 'bagna cauda' (literally: hot sauce), it's prepared in autumn, with season vegetables (cardi, topinambur, potatoes, scorzonere) which are eaten with a warm dressing made with garlic, anchovies, oil and milk cream; 'agnolotti', stuffed pasta with different flavours; 'brasato al Barolo' (meat with minced vetables and Barolo wine), various cheeses, among which you may try 'bruss' (a cream of seasoned sheep cheese stirred with 'grappa').