Visit the Royal Palace of Turin
Capital of Piedmont and former capital of Italy, Turin represents much of the history of “the Boot” country. It is a city full of culture and magnificent places, one of which is the Royal Palace. A UNESCO heritage site since 1997, its beautifully and fussily decorated rooms will make you fall in love! Shall we visit the Royal Palace of Turin? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
Torino (Turin in English) is a city that presents history, culture and tradition in every corner. The wide squares, the spectacular monuments and the buildings that surround the city, seem to take visitors back to the most ancient times of the city. Everything is full of details and touches of art, making us spend hours admiring everything tirelessly. LEARN MORE ABOUT TORINO HERE!
1) Visit the Royal Palace of Turin – ABOUT THE CASTLE
One of the places that deserves to be highlighted in the city is the Royal Palace. Former residence of the Savoia Family, the Palace is one of the richest and most luxurious in Italy. Perhaps, looking at it from the outside, it is difficult to see all this beauty, but when we enter the huge building, it is inevitable not to be enchanted! Flawlessly decorated, the Palace leaves any visitor gaping! It underwent several changes since, in the past, the Palace belonged to the bishops. Fact is, from that time, little (or nothing!) remained. Also read Where to sleep on the Wine Route in Piedmont?
2) Visit the Royal Palace of Turin – THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE CASTLE
When you pass the reception, turn left. Yes! You will be surprised! The gigantic staircase leading to the first floor is an indescribable beauty! The words ‘beautiful’ and ‘imposing’ don’t define all their grandeur. The details during the climb seem to call us by name: impossible not to want to admire them all. Simplicity is a word that we cannot use when talking about this place: everything is very, very worked! The ceiling is fascinating: the painting seems to leave where it is and guide us to another dimension. Arriving at the end of the stairs there is a door (perhaps the object that has less detail here!), and this is where the ‘show’ really starts. You may be asking yourself: is it possible to be more enchanted? Yes! The staircase path was just a taste of what is to come! Read also: What to do in one day in Turin?
When your eyes encounter that green expanse when entering the hall, do not be fooled: most of the ‘marble’ is a painting done meticulously by hand! So much so that it is difficult to identify the sculptures made of real marble and, thanks to the play of natural light, the room looks much larger than it actually is.
Passing there, follow the red carpet (play majesty at that moment, it’s really fun!) And cross the entire floor, observing each room. The crystal chandeliers are an attraction in their own right, as are the carpets, the wood carvings and all the other decorations that show the immensity of the beauty of the place.
3) Visit the Royal Palace of Turin – THE THRONE ROOM AND THE ROOM OF ARMS
We got to the Throne Room. I know it will be repetitive, but there is no way: it is stunning! That’s the word that best defines the room! With all the luxury that exists there, the throne is quite discreet. Then head to the Room of Arms which houses an impressive collection of weapons from the royal family and also with armor. Once again: pay attention to the details! Once again the ceiling enchants us and deserves to be admired calmly for attention. The checkered floor and the details in green in gold, together with the statues, hypnotize us! Find out here How to visit the Holy Shroud in Turin?
4) Visit the Royal Palace of Turin – THE HALL OF MIRRORS, THE DINING ROOM AND THE BALLROOM
From there we continue to the Hall of Mirrors: it is the richest room in the castle with a magnificent crystal chandelier and walls with golden details, which frame all the mirrors and works of art present there in a special way. Continuing, you arrive at the Dining Room, which is colossal! The table is imposing and it is not difficult to imagine how the banquets served there were. At the end you arrive at the Ballroom. You already imagine what you will see there, don’t you? More luxury, more beauty, more charms … The ceiling, the walls, everything seems to invite us to twirl around!
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How to get to Turin?
1) How to get to Turin? BY AIRPLANE
The city is served by an urban airport, Turin International Airport Sandro Pertini (or ‘Torino Caselle’), which is 15 km from the city center and is the main point of arrival for international tourism, especially in winter to access the entrances to the mountain resorts of Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta The European cities with direct flights to Turin are: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Lisbon, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Monaco, Paris, Stuttgart.
Also read our posts about Airports in Italy:
- HOW TO GO FROM THE ROME AIRPORT TO THE CENTER OF ROME?
- HOW TO GO FROM THE MALPENSA AIRPORT TO THE CENTER OF MILAN?
- HOW TO GO FROM VENICE AIRPORT TO THE CENTER OF VENICE?
2) How to get to Turin? BY TRAIN
Turin is an important railway junction, the third in Italy and uses a multifaceted railway network, including international, suburban and local lines. The railway stations are different, the main one being the Torino Porta Nuova station, which is the central station, from which trains arrive and depart from and in all directions. It is located in the city center and can be easily reached on foot or by public transport.
Then there is Porta Susa, the traditional sliding station for Milan and, in general, trains to and from the east and to and from the west. It is located in Piazza XVIII Dicembre and allows easy connections with buses and intercity and suburban means. Finally, Torino Lingotto, which is a strategically important station, previously linked only to cargo terminals, now connects Turin to southern Italy. Some intercity trains also stop there. Complete with all services and recently built, it is located in the south of the city close to Moncalieri and the Congress Center
Did you know?
Did you know that Trenitalia is the main Italian company dedicated to the management of rail transport? Find out here “What is the difference between trains in Italy?“. Buy your ticket online in advance and save a lot, read the post “How to buy a train ticket in Italy?” Also know that we have another company called Ítalo, read our post ‘How to book train tickets with the company Ítalo’.
3) How to get to Turin? BY CAR
Turin can be reached by an extensive road system. There are five highways that converge to Turin: the A4 (Turin – Milan – Brescia – Verona – Venice – Trieste), the A5 (Turin – Ivrea – Aosta), the A6 (Turin – Fossa – Savona), the A21 (Turin – Alessandria – Placencia – Brescia), the A31 (Turin – Susa – Bardonecchia – Tunnel Frejus). In addition to highways, Turin has many secondary roads available.
Traveling by car in Italy
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Visit the Royal Palace of Turin. One of the places that deserves to be highlighted in the city! Residence of the Savoia Family, the Palace is one of the richest and most luxurious in Italy and it is incredible!
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