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Tourist information

Moving around in Torino

Please use the Journey Planner (more accurate) or Google Maps, which includes public transit in the city.

Public transport information available at this link

Places to visit

If you want to visit the city, here there are some suggestions:

  • Museo Egizio, the second Egyptian museum after the one in El Cairo
  • Museo del Cinema, an unique museum dedicated to movies and cinematographic arts, hosted in the beautiful Mole Antonelliana building (the symbol of the city of Torino)
  • The Basilica of Superga, an unique place on top the hills, with the Savoy family tombs (former kings of Italy) . Includes a beautiful view on Torino and the entire Piedmont, with all the alps from south (the Monviso mountain) to the North (Aosta Valley)
  • The Medieval Village (click here for a reduced English site), a perfect reconstruction of a medieval village, with castle, houses, shops. In the beautiful Parco del Valentino (Valentino Park)
  • Palazzo Madama is a large historic building that now houses the collections of the Museo Civico d’Arte Antica, Turin’s municipal museum of ancient art
  • Polo Reale: Royal Palace, Royal Amoury, Savoy Galley, Archeological Museum
  • The Royal Palace of Venaria (another wonderful site, but mainly in Italian), also called "Venaria Reale". One of the most beautiful palaces around Turin, with wonderful gardens.

More info about Torino and the many attractions here can be found on the Torino official website.

Walking around (downtown)

At a first look, Torino does not seem to be a very friendly city. You need to look in more depth... you'll see a lot of nice places. Here there are some suggestions:

Eating around

Torino, and the Piedmont region in general, is well known for food. Here there are some suggestions for some special tasting places.

Bar, snacks, ice creams, coffee, chocolate


Torino is the Italian capital of the Chocolate. Not only the main factories of chocolate are nearby (everyone knows Nutella, which is made here), but a lot of artisans still make delicious chocolate-based desserts. A must have here are the Gianduiotti, a pyramidalchocolate candy with hazelnuts. If you don't want to go for artisan-made candies, excellent are the ones made from Caffarel, available on the best shops, or Venchi and Streglio, which are however more difficult to find. If you look for artisans, the best names here are  probably StrattaBaratti&MilanoGuido Gobino and Peyrano.


  • Amici Miei: very good Neapolitan-style pizza. The rest of the menu is fine as well, but the pizza is absolutely special.
  • Emporio Gastronomico: wonderful pizza; a little bit more expensive than Amici miei, but worthy a visit (especially for lunch, since it is 10 mins away from the School location).
  • La Gaia Scienza: traditional, many typical Piedmontese dishes. Appetizers buffet is a must (by the way, appetizers are a must in Piedmont; do not let them go).
  • Fratelli La Cozza: trendy, many young people there. Good food, wonderful place.
  • Eatitaly: it can be seen as the restaurant of the Slow Food movement. It is in a supermarket selling very typical (and often "protected") food. Excellen for pizza, pasta and ice cream; the rest is good too.
  • Sicomoro: very good, especially pasta and pizza. Please book in advance, since it is usually very crowded.
  • Gennario Esposito: very good, pasta and pizza. Very crowded too.
  • Il Vicolo: near  the school location, famous for its wonderful "risotto" (cooked rice), which is a typical piedmontese dish (Piedmont is the main producer of rice in Italy).