Apartments in Turin – Cheap Holiday Rentals
Turin is a patchwork quilt of grand boulevards shot through with winding laneways, impressive art nouveau architecture, and an elegant, rich history that penetrates every twist and turn. At one point in time, this characterful city was Italy’s capital, but today it remains a portal to the past mixed with a vibrant burst of new. Because, after the Winter Olympics in 2006 Turin underwent a facelift, dragging the city willingly into the present day. Now you’ll find an eclectic menu of quirky cafes, lively bars, renovated museums, and a whole new outlook on food. It’s the food that Turin does best, serving up platters of Italian favourites amongst a selection of international, experimental flavours. In fact, it was Turin that invented the first commercial hard chocolate – what’s not to like about that? Uncover the real Turin with our selection of boutique flats and affordable holiday rentals. Our apartments in Turin give you the chance to live like a local and dig a little deeper into Italian life.
Towers, Holy Linen, and Museums - Things to do in Turin
- Mole Antonelliana – This iconic landmark is named after Alessandro Antonelli, the architect behind its great display of design and intricate detail.
- Museo Egizio – Dedicated to showcasing Egyptian archaeology and anthropology, this popular museum holds the second biggest collection of Egyptian artefacts in the world.
- National Museum of Cinema – Set inside the grand interior of the Mole Antonelliana tower, this museum exhibits the history of Italian motion pictures.
- Shroud of Turin – Located inside Turin Cathedral, this linen cloth appears to be marked with the image of a crucified man.
- Royal Palace of Turin – This historic building boasts a grand display of design and is nestled in the heart of the city centre.
- Palazzo Madama e Casaforte degli Acaja – An elaborate palace that was the first Senate of the Italian Kingdom.
- Royal Church of San Lorenzo – Bursting with exquisite Baroque style, this church was the brainchild of Guarino Guarini back in the late 17th Century.
- Palazzo Carignano – Home to the Museum of the Risorgimento, this impressive palace was, at one point in time, the residence of the Princes of Carignano.
- Teatro Regio di Torino – Boasting a jaw-dropping, sophisticated interior, this important opera house shows a variety of performances throughout the year.
- Museum of Oriental Art – Set inside the Palazzo Mazzonis, this museum houses one of the most prominent Asian art collections in the whole of Italy.
- Turin Cathedral – Nestled in the heart of the city, this Roman Catholic church is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist and was erected at the end of the 15th Century.
- Palatine Towers – This grand, red-brick gateway used to grant access through the old city walls.
- Sabauda Gallery – Housed on the edge of a lush park, this important art gallery plays host to the famous collection of the House of Savoy.
- Castle of Rivoli – Now home to Turin’s contemporary art gallery, this rustic building was once the Residence of the Royal House of Savoy.
- Museum of the Risorgimento – This is the only museum in Italy that is dedicated to the Risorgimento that has ‘National’ status.
- Stadio Olimpico di Torino – Tucked in the Santa Rita district, this stadium is the venue of numerous sporting events throughout the year.
- Royal Library of Turin – Situated on the ground floor in the Royal Palace, this impressive library boasts a rich, elegant design.
- Dora Riparia – A picturesque alpine river surrounded by lush forests. It offers a sense of tranquillity amidst the hustle and bustle of the city centre.
- Turin Museum of Natural History – Set up in 1978, this impressive museum exhibits collections, facts, and stories relating to Italy’s natural history.
Browse through our Turin apartments which can be found all over the city – including in and around the major attractions listed above.
Turin’s Roman Quarter – The Place to Party
In recent years, Turin has undergone a makeover. Whilst the threads of historical wonder still weave through the boulevards and rustic streets, there is now a colourful selection of modern bars, restaurants, and cafes to complement it.
The most notable change has been in the Roman Quarter which, at one point in time, was considered to be one of the more dangerous parts of the city. Now, however, it shows a completely different story. Instead of rundown houses and dilapidated streets, you’ll find a flurry of hipster venues, trendy wine bars, and a lively atmosphere that flows right through to the small hours of the morning. The winding, narrow streets of the Roman Quarter are the perfect backdrop for the Italian nightlife, so grab a drink and pull up a chair in one of the many stylish hangouts.
After a good night out, make sure you head back to one of our Turin apartments to catch some much needed shut-eye.
Magic and Superstitions – The Other Side of Turin
Turin doesn’t just play host to a history filled with Kings, Queens, and castles. In fact, there’s a very spiritual element to the city which not many tourists know about.
For starters, there’s the superstitions that surround the Piazza Statuto, which sits near the Porta Susa station. In the past, this square was the backdrop for executions, and is now thought to be part of a black magic triangle that connects up London and San Francisco. Legend has it that satanic rituals still take place here around the small obelisk, despite the fact that the obelisk wasn’t erected that long ago and certainly didn’t overlook many of the executions that might have taken place.
Then there’s the so-called “white energy” which meets the “black energy” from Piazzo Statuto at the gates to the Palazza Reale. The famous Holy Shroud is located inside a nearby church but used to be displayed in this very spot where thousands of religious pilgrims came to pray as they made their way to Rome. Whether you believe in black magic and the spiritual world of Turin or not, you’re bound to have an interesting time getting to the bottom of the myths and legends that veil the city.