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Walking Tour of Turin Including Skip-the-Line Entry to Palazzo Madama

Price USD$62.78


Walking Tour of Turin Including Skip-the-Line Entry to Palazzo Madama
Uncover the best of Turin on a 2.5-hour small-group walking tour that includes skip-the-line access to Palazzo Madama. Delve into Turin?s rich history by viewing luxurious Royal Savoy Residences and Baroque churches, with a knowledgeable guide by your side. Listen as your expert guide reveals fascinating facts about the city and the Holy Shroud. Enjoy fast-track admission to Palazzo Madama, which houses the Museum of Ancient Art and admire breathtaking vistas from the top of its medieval tower. Pause to sip on \'Bicerin,\' an indulgent coffee and chocolate drink.

Meet your guide in the morning at Piazza Castello, a grand city square in the heart of Turin that is home to a number of important museums, theaters and cafes. Set against the backdrop of the Alps, this beautiful city was the first capital of the Italian Kingdom back in 1861. These days, it\'s well known as the home of the Holy Shroud, Juventus Football Club and the birthplace of Fiat.

Explore the city?s opulent past as you view the 16th-century Palazzo di Reale, or Royal Palace of Turin, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site that used to be the official residence of the Duke of Savoy. Listen to your guide reveal facts and recount anecdotes. If your tour group has more than six participants, you?ll receive headphones to ensure you can clearly hear the guide?s narration. During the tour, you\'ll also pause at one of the city\'s elegant cafes to taste some warming Bicerin, a hot drink made of chocolate, coffee and cream.

See Duomo di Turin (Cathedral of John the Baptist), which occasionally displays the world-famous Holy Shroud, commonly known as the Shroud of Turin. This ancient rag is said to be the cloth that covered Jesus in the tomb. If the shroud is on display, head inside to see it firsthand. If not, visit the Church of San Lorenzo to see the next best thing: a copy of the shroud.

After eying up the religious relic, follow your guide to the elegant Palazzo Madama. This palace ? another UNESCO World Heritage site ? houses the Museum of Ancient Art. Bypass the queue with your skip-the-line ticket and browse the collections, before ascending to the top of its medieval tower to admire city views. Your entry ticket remains valid for the day, so feel free to come back later for a more thorough examination.

Descend from the lofty heights of the tower and head to the 17th-century Palazzo Carignano. Your tour then concludes near the Mole Antonelliana. An exceptional display of art nouveau architecture, the Mole Antonelliana is home to the National Museum of Cinema ? the tallest museum in the world.

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Uncover the best of Turin on a 2.5-hour small-group walking tour that includes skip-the-line access to Palazzo Madama. Delve into Turin?s rich history by viewing luxurious Royal Savoy Residences and Baroque churches, with a knowledgeable guide by your side. Listen as your expert guide reveals fascinating facts about the city and the Holy Shroud. Enjoy fast-track admission to Palazzo Madama, which houses the Museum of Ancient Art and admire breathtaking vistas from the top of its medieval tower. Pause to sip on \'Bicerin,\' an indulgent coffee and chocolate drink.