Book a luxury hotel in Turin with Small Luxury Hotels of the World to experience the glamour of northern Italy. The horizon is ringed by the snowy Alps and portico-covered colonnades lead to century-old cafés glimmering with marble, gilt and chandeliers.
Luxury things to do in Turin
Turin brims over with elegant Baroque piazzas and palazzos with classical pediments. A passeggiata around Piazza Castello winds past Palazzo Madama’s medieval towers and white marble baroque façade. Browse for antique lace and vintage jewellery at the Balon flea market, held on Saturdays at Porta Palazzo. Covered arcades like Galleria Subalpina, reminiscent of a cathedral with its Art Nouveau glass roof, conceals tempting old fashioned chocolate boutiques.
Luxury cultural experiences in Turin
Time winds back to the 17th-century on a waltz through the House of Savoy’s opulent Royal Apartments. A richly detailed trail of Gobelin tapestries and murals leads to the formal palace gardens landscaped by Le Nôtre. Gaze up at the other-worldly light-filled dome of Turin Cathedral and feast your eyes on a dramatic photographic rendering of the fabled and much debated Shroud. Only Cairo has a bigger collection of Egyptian sarcophagi, mummies and statues than Turin’s Egyptian Museum.
Nestle into the velvet banquette of an Art Nouveau café in ‘Turin’s drawing room’, Piazza San Carlo, for asparagus risotto, beef-filled agnolotti ravioli and Barolo wine. Come aperitivo hour, marble-topped café buffets are laden with platters of bite-sized pastries and salmon canapés. Sip a chilled martini to celebrate the birthplace of the vermouth aperitif. A ribbon-tied box of Turin’s trademark hazelnut gianduja chocolates will be a delicious, if short-lived, reminder of your trip.
Travel to Turin with Small Luxury Hotels of the World to discover a charming city of piazzas and porticoes. Your boutique hotel is an elegant townhouse set behind a neoclassical façade in the heart of the city.