The leading city of Piedmont, Turin was formerly capital of Savoy and later of the kingdom of Sardinia. Developed on a grand scale in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the historic centre is laid out on a regular plan with broad avenues and spacious piazze. Architecture is mainly Baroque and classical. Guarino Guarini and Filippo Juvarra, among the best architects of their time, worked here for much of their lives.
Turin Card: we recommend you ask the hotel reception or concierge about the Turin Card which allows unlimited public tarnssport and museum admission for 48-hours. Cost is €25.00 per person [at Feb 2013].