Once Italy’s best-kept secret, Turin and the surrounding Piedmont region are now ranked by Lonely Planet as the #1 travel region for 2019.
Located on the Po River in the foothills of the Alps in Northern Italy, Turin has been an important commercial and cultural centre since ancient times. For a short period in the 1860s, it even served as the capital city of the united Kingdom of Italy. Its royal legacy is still visible today in its many grand royal palaces and buildings, including Palazzo Carignano, the Royal Library, the Royal Armory, Palazzo Madama and Palazzo Chiablese. Today, Turin is beloved by travellers for its diverse architecture, grand piazzas and exquisite local cuisine. Visitors are charmed by the informal, almost village-like atmosphere of the city. Its many famous attractions make Turin an ideal destination for a city trip and the perfect entry point to the beautiful Piedmont area.