Project Description

One day in Turin

If you are in Turin for a short time and you have never been there before and want to take a quick tour of the attractions of the city in just one day, Outreach offers you a mini-tour of the Piedmontese capital.
What strikes the most most of Turin is the composure of its skyline surrounded by imposing Alpine peaks. The Piedmontese capital looks like a city with a unique charm, where emperors passed, kingdoms were born and power has left indelible marks. Turin is today a metropolis that looks to its past aiming to the future with the ambition of a city that from a small village in the foothills has become the capital of a kingdom and a nation, to then transform itself into the capital of cinema and the automobile.

The Royal palaces and the Venaria estate are unique testaments of the former kings of Italy.
At the same time, the religious buildings such as the Basilica of Superga, the Gran Madre, or the Duomo, tell the story of Turin and represent the best evidence of the great architects who passed through the capital, from Juvarra to Guarini. The Holy Shroud is preserved in the Cathedral, housed in the eccentric dome of Guarini which burned down in 1997 and that today has been completely restored.

The tour will take you to two of the most iconic places of the city: the Egyptian museum and the Mole Antonelliana.
The mandatory stop for a Turin breakfast is the Bicerin cafè founded in 1763 and one of the historic cafes of the Piedmontese capital and the birthplace of Bicerin, a hot drink based on coffee, chocolate and milk cream whose original recipe is jealously guarded by this coffee. You cannot go to Turin and not taste this delight perhaps along with a mixed plate of Piedmontese dry biscuits of artisanal production.

After breakfast, a private van with a professional bilingual guide takes you to the Egyptian museum, the largest collection of Egyptian art in the world. Today in the Museum about 6,500 archaeological finds are exhibited and cover a period ranging from the Paleolithic to the Coptic era, namely the era of native Egyptian Christians. The museum includes numerous statues, sarcophagi and grave goods, mummies, papyrus, amulets, jewels.

In the afternoon the tour takes you to the Mole Antonelliana and the Cinema Museum. Taking via Montebello, one of the crossroads of city, you will find the Mole Antonelliana, symbol of Turin and home to the National Cinema Museum, the only museum dedicated to the seventh art in Italy. You can spend a few hours among memorabilia, optical lanterns, ancient and modern cinema equipment. If necessary, you can go up to the top of the Mole with the panoramic lift to enjoy a splendid view of the city.