Turin tours and excursions
Turismo Torino offers a variety of walking tours. The most popular are general tours that cover the historic centre. These are available in English, Italian and French. They leave from the Tourist Information Centre at Piazza Castello/via Garibaldi on Saturday mornings at 1000.Tel: +39 11 668 7013.
Bus and boat tours
City Sightseeing Torino runs a hop-on, hop-off tour bus tour, covering Turin's main attractions. Tickets are available for 24- or 48-hours and customers can get on and off the bus as much as they please. Its three routes take in different sights and tours last between 50 minutes and 1 hour 50 minutes. Audio guides are available in eight languages, including English.Tel: +39 11 535 181.
For a full-day excursion from Turin, visit the town of Rivoli, which contains plenty of attractive medieval buildings and is also home to a contemporary art museum, the Castello di Rivoli Museo di Arte Contemporanea. The surrounding Alps are great for hiking too.
A popular half-day excursion from Turin is a visit to the former Savoy Residences surrounding the city. The best known is the Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, Piazza Principe Amedeo 7, Stupinigi, which was built in 1729 for Vittorio Amedeo 11. This enormous palace houses the Museo di Arte e Ammobiliamento, a museum of fine furniture from various Savoy residences.Tel: +39 11 620 0634.