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Zermatt

municipality in Visp district, canton of Valais, Switzerland

74km

46.0166677.75

Èze

Èze is a village in Provence, France, between Nice and Monaco.

112km

43.72867.3617

Alpes-Maritimes

French department

114km

43.83337.1667

Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch

World Heritage site in the Switzerland

117km

46.5038.036

Nice

city in Alpes-Maritimes, France

118km

43.70347.2663

Grindelwald

village and municipality in the canton of Bern, Switzerland

125km

46.61678.0333

Interlaken

resort town in the Swiss canton of Bern

126km

46.68337.85

Genoa

Italian city

146km

44.4111118.932778

Berne

capital of Switzerland

147km

46.948217.45165

Lavaux

region of terraced vineyards in Switzerland

153km

46.49194446.74611111

Lugano

city in Ticino, Switzerland

156km

468.95

Geneva

city in Switzerland and capital of its canton

193km

46.26.15
Sights

Monte dei Cappuccini, Turin

A late-Renaissance-style church on a hill overlooking the River Po near the bridge of Piazza Vittorio Veneto in Turin. It was built for the Capuchin Order; construction began in 1583, and was completed in 1656. The design was by Ascanio Vitozzi, but it was completed by the engineer Giacomo Soldati.

629m

45.059722227.69722222

Accorsi - Ometto Museum

767m

45.06637.6931

Mole Antonelliana

The Mole, Turin's landmark building built in 1888, was intended as a synagogue but the size and cost got out of hand and the Jewish community never used it. The 167.5-meter tower is the highest work of masonry in Europe and you can ride a lift to the cupola at the top. Within it, the National Cinema Museum is a vast exhibition space spiralling up five floors. The themes of the floors are the archaeology of cinema, the video camera, a collection of cinema posters, video installations (with side rooms screening clips), and The Great Temple where you recline in comfy red chairs and watch - or is it worship? - Italian film classics projected on giant screens overhead. Artefacts include magic lanterns, optical illusions, photographs, drawings, models, props and costumes, eg the original cape worn by Christopher Reeve in Superman in 1978.

791m

45.068888897.69305556

Royal Armoury of Turin

The Palace is a wacky hybrid of medieval castle, baroque, and bling. The ticket covers five attractions:- Palace gardens: you enter this area free to reach the ticket office and palace entrance.- Galleria Sabauda houses the vast art collection of the rulers of Savoy.- Chapel of the Shroud is accessed this way, and from a gallery looks into the Cathedral.- The royal apartments: gilt, red flock, chandeliers, vast paintings, and everything else to impress.- Royal Armoury: dating from 16th century, the 1833 collection of Sardinian king Carlo Alberto.

1.5km

45.07097.6868

Palazzo Madama, Turin

This wonderful hybrid of a baroque palace and a medieval castle is attracting many tourists. It was home of the regent queens of Savoy, and is a mix of medieval and baroque rooms. It now houses the City Museum of Ancient Art, which has an eclectic collection of church art, paintings, ancient sculpture, porcelain, ceramics, archaeological artefacts and some fascinating scenes of life in Torino in times gone by. On the second floor there's a room with red sofas to take a rest after the visit, with a magnificent chandelier, and a cafeteria. The moat contains a medieval castle garden, and the tower offers a beautiful view over Turin.

1.6km

45.070833337.68583333

Royal Palace of Turin

palace in Turin

1.6km

45.07277.686

Piazza Castello, Turin

Large glamorous public square which has the Royal Palace to the north, the city cathedral to the northwest, the Chiablese palace to the west, the main shopping street Via Roma to the south, the piazza Madama and a fountain display in the centre and the Via Po to the east, leading to the Piazza Vittorio Veneto and the impressive Gran Madre di Cappucino church.

1.6km

45.070833337.68555556

Turin Cathedral

Large elegant cathedral dating from late 15th century, enlarged in the 17th to create the Chapel for the Shroud of Turin. The original shroud is kept safe in a vault and only rarely displayed - visit the nearby Sindone Museum to see a copy. The Chapel was destroyed in a fire in 1997; rebuilding is complete but other restoration continues, eg a new altar is still needed. This Chapel is nowadays accessed as part of a tour of Palazzo Reale and can't be seen from the Cathedral.

1.7km

45.073327.685435

Museo Egizio

Houses the most important collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts outside Cairo. Founded in 1824 by King Carlo Felice after acquiring archaeologist Drovetti's collection, the museum contains 30,000 exhibits. It documents the history and civilization of Egypt from the palaeolithic to the Coptic era through unique exhibits and collections of objects d'art, articles of daily use and funeral furnishings (including the Altar of Isis, the canvas painted by Gebelein, the intact tombs of Kha and Merit, and the exceptional cliff temple to Ellesjia). It is also intelligently laid out and the exhibits are lovingly preserved; a big renovation took place up to December 2015.

1.7km

45.068333337.68444444

Porta Palatina

building in Turin, Italy

1.8km

45.0757.6847

Parco del Valentino

the biggest park in Turin central area. This park is situated along the Po river and in its area you can find the Valentino Castle, and the Medieval Village (Borgo Medievale).

1.8km

45.0547.686

Museum of Oriental Art (Turin)

Houses collections from Gandhara, India, Southeast Asia, China and Japan. The third floor is devoted to Buddhist and Tibetan culture. The fourth floor contains the collections coming from Islamic countries and the Arabian Peninsula (mainly bronzes, ceramics, tiles). There are also temporary photography exhibitions and conferences.

2.4km

45.07447.6794

Basilica of Our Lady Help of Christians, Turin

2.9km

45.08097.6759

Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi

Royal hunting lodge built between 1729 and 1933 and designed by Filippo Juvarra as one of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy. It houses an important collection of Piedmontese furniture in its perfectly preserved Italian Rococo interiors. The core of the building is the central hall, richly decorated with frescoes which make it look like something out of a Disney movie. Outside there's the Parco naturale di Stupinigi, the hunting park and gardens.

12km

44.9957.60388889

Matterhorn

mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Switzerland and Italy

71km

45.976388897.65861111

Mont Blanc

highest mountain in the Alps (15,780.9 feet)

110km

45.832777786.865

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Turin

Italy
Turin, a large city of about one million inhabitants, is set in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean sea. It's famous for being the home of Italy's royal family. Today, Turin, with its fine, aristocratic atmosphere, old world sophisticated shops, grand boulevards and palaces, leafy parks, and several art galleries, is an increasingly popular tourist resort. The 2006 Winter Olympics, and its status the same year as World Book Capital, have prompted tourists to visit this beautiful and underestimated Italian city, which has a longstanding cultural and artistic history.

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Climate

Average temperatures

Jan

5.8°C-3.3
Precipitation: 40.5 mm

Feb

8.4°C-1.1
Precipitation: 52.5 mm

Mar

12.7°C2.1
Precipitation: 76.9 mm

Apr

16.6°C5.6
Precipitation: 104.1 mm

May

20.7°C9.9
Precipitation: 120.3 mm

Jun

24.7°C13.8
Precipitation: 97.6 mm

Jul

27.6°C16.3
Precipitation: 66.6 mm

Aug

26.5°C15.7
Precipitation: 79.8 mm

Sep

23.1°C12.6
Precipitation: 70.1 mm

Oct

17.3°C7.2
Precipitation: 88.9 mm

Nov

10.8°C1.8
Precipitation: 75.5 mm

Dec

6.9°C-2.3
Precipitation: 41.6 mm