The historic center of Turin is easily explored on foot. Visit the city also means admire the elegant royal residences and numerous historic buildings baroque. Just look up strolling through the historic streets, or stop into the streets to breathe the beauty. The route of the baroque Turin has a different lifetime, one or two days, depending on whether you decide to visit all the museums in them or if you prefer to just admire their features from the outside.
Piazza San Carlo is the city salon. Walking you will find the twin churches, Santa Cristina and San Carlo, that mark one of the sides. At the center of the square is the Caval ëd Bronz (Bronze Horse in Italian), the Piedmont name with which we are referring to the equestrian monument to Emanuele Filiberto, by Carlo Marochetti, and dated 1838. All around the sides porches are famous historic cafés, elegant shops and delicious bakeries. Slow down and watch and admire the space around you. If you do not know what to see in Turin, but you want to feel the atmosphere of the city, this is the place for you.
Along Via Maria Vittoria it proceeds instead to some of the most famous museums of Turin hosted in baroque palaces. This is the Egyptian Museum housed in the Academy of Sciences. Before arriving at the Egyptian Museum make a short stop in front of the Museum of MIAAO (curious name right?). Here, if you look at the top you will see a cannonball stuck in the wall, a reminder of the French siege of 1706.
Via Accademia thus you arrive in Piazza Carignano, other place of historical buildings and where is the Palazzo Carignano, one of the most important Baroque buildings in Turin. Revenue, crossed the courtyard and you are ... at the Museum of the Risorgimento. The building is the same but the sile of the façade overlooking Piazza Carlo Alberto is completely different. This side is the former rear entrance while today it is the main entrance of the Museum, the National History Museum of Italy's largest. The building is part of the residences sabude heritage site since 1997.
The area of Piazza Carlo Alberto formed originally the gardens of Palazzo Carignano. The spaces around the monument to "Carlo Alberto and Italian arms" are now a place of rest and observation of walking. Sit a few minutes to observe the majesty of the Risorgimento Museum on the one hand and the National Library on the other. Corner of Via Carlo Alberto and the square even lived for a short time the philosopher Nietzsche (Nietzsche in Turin? Yes). Take a look also at the Galleria Subalpina backdrop of historical and literary cafes that have seen centuries famous people sit at their tables to sip a hot chocolate or a bicerin.
What to see in Turin? A tour of the city is not complete without a visit to the Royal Palace, the first and most important of the Savoy residences in Piedmont, in the heart of the city. The huge gate with the statues of Castor and Pollux, closes the Palace Square. Special decoration Head of Medusa, perhaps made with the intent to petrify enemies.
Making the rounds of Piazza Castello, admiring the Church of San Lorenzo, and the Palazzo Madama, it is also interesting to see the Teatro Regio, which is also entered in the Savoy residences UNESCO. The bronze gate "Musical Odyssey" by the sculptor Umberto Mastroianni is a modern entrance that marries the baroque building. There are many events in Turin that pass by the Royal. Operas, concerts and ballets for very special evenings promoted by the city.
Piazza Castello unravel the main streets of the historic center: Via Po, Via Roma, Via Garibaldi and Via Pietro Micca. It 's time shopping!