Italy has always been an expensive city to visit, but you’ll get far more bang for your buck by visiting Turin, rather than a larger place like Rome. The little city most famous for a piece of cloth has plenty going for it.
Begin the day with breakfast at San Tommaso 10 Lavazza, the original home of the Italian Lavazza coffee business. You’ll find these all over the country, but this is the only chance to see where it started. A cup of coffee and small bite will cost $10.
Then, make your way to Piazza Carignano. This is one of the largest squares in Turin, bustling with wonderful restaurants, shops and locals. Be sure to check out Pepino for some gelato to kick start the day. An ice cream will cost $3. From there, head east to visit the Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento. It’s one of the most beautiful buildings in town, and houses tons of interesting works. Entrance is free most days.
Next, it’s time to check out the famed Shroud of Turin. Whether a believer or not, the Shroud has long been Turin’s shining gem and the Museum of the Holy Shroud is a major attraction. Inside you’ll find dozens of artifacts relating to the shroud and learn all about its history. Admission is $7.
For lunch, stop by Mollica. This scrumptious sandwich shop offers some of the best deli meals in town for roughly $8.
In the afternoon make your way to the Turin Egyptian Museum. While it might seem odd to visit a museum dedicated to another country, it’s actually one of the largest in the world and well worth a peek. Entrance is $16.
Next, seek out the National Museum of Cinema. One of the largest and most impressive of its kind, Turin’s National Museum of Cinema is world-renowned for its collection of magic lanterns, film reels and movie posters. Admission is $12.
Spend the rest of your afternoon strolling through the city streets and taking in many of Turin’s incredible buildings and piazzas while stopping to chat with locals. For dinner head to Plin & Tajarin. Part restaurant, part art gallery, it’s easily the best place to eat in the city. Just book ahead. A meal will cost you $30.
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