City Breaks to Turin
Turin City is in the Piedmont region of North West Italy, just one hour from the France border. It is home to Italy’s royal family, and a former capital of Italy. This cultured, historical city is ideal for getting out and about and exploring, with plenty to see, do and enjoy.
What to do on a Turin city break
There are many historical buildings in Turin from its rich history. The Mole Antonelliana was built in 1888, and it a landmark building in Turn City. It is now home to the renowned National Cinema Museum. Another building of note which is certainly worth a visit is the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. The infamous Shroud of Turin is kept in the building, although it is only on show very rarely.
If you are looking to shop on your city break to Turin, Porta Palazzo Market is one of the biggest markets in Europe, and has plenty of bargains to take advantage of. There are also designer stores, boutiques, and hidden arcades offering traditional items.
Turin City has a river running through it, which is ideal for a scenic stroll. Or stop by one of the piazzas with numerous bars and coffee shops where you can enjoy a drink and watch the world go by.
As well as city based activities on holiday in Turin, there are also stunning rolling hillsides, with ideal conditions for hiking and bike riding.
Food, drink and nightlife in Turin City
Italian food is one of the finest cuisines in the world, and where better to enjoy in than on a city break to Turin? Dining in Italy is much more than simply refuelling, and Turin is home of the Slow Food Movement, which encourages meals to be enjoyed as a social activity with friends and family. The food should be lovingly prepared and top-quality. This mentality is very much encouraged in the restaurants across Turin City. A speciality of Turin City is grissini, the crunchy Italian breadstick.
Nightlife in Turin City is lively and buzzing, with lots of bars and clubs open til dawn. Many venues incorporate art into the entertainment, including visual artists and musicians.
Explore Turin City with easyJet Holidays
Turin City is the ultimate city break, with culture, outdoors activities, great food and drink and a lively nightlife. easyJet Holidays offers great flexible options for booking your trip, from flights to accommodation. Have a look at city breaks to Milan for further Italian inspiration.