7 days in Piedmont Itinerary

7 days in Piedmont Itinerary

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7 days in Piedmont Itinerary

Manchester
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Turin
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Orta San Giulio
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Manchester

3
days
Turin

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Get out of town with these interesting Turin side-trips: Zoom Torino (in Cumiana), La Venaria Reale (in Venaria Reale) and Sacra di San Michele (in Sant'Ambrogio di Torino). There's lots more to do - contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Superga, make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and admire the striking features of Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale).

For maps, where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Turin travel guide.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Crewe, UK to Turin. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Crewe in July, with highs in Turin at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Orta San Giulio.

Things to do in Turin

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

La Venaria Reale, Sacra di San Michele, Zoom Torino
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Basilica di Superga
Piazza San Carlo
Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile

2
days
Orta San Giulio

Orta San Giulio is a town and comune (municipality) in the Province of Novara in the Italian region of Piedmont, located about 100km northeast of Turin and about 40km northwest of Novara.The town itself is built on a promontory which juts out from the eastern bank of Lake Orta close to Isola San Giulio, an island which also falls within the municipal boundaries. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): experience rural life at Azienda Agricola L'Agrifoglio, then contemplate the waterfront views at San Giulio Island, and then explore the activities along Lake Orta. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll pack in the sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Villa Taranto, then don't miss a visit to Lago Maggiore, then admire the striking features of Palazzo Borromeo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Isola Bella.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay and other tourist information, use: Orta San Giulio travel guide.

Drive from Turin to Orta San Giulio in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a train, or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Orta San Giulio, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Orta San Giulio

Parks Sightseeing Nature

Side Trips

Verbania, Azienda Agricola L'Agrifoglio, Palazzo Borromeo, Isola Bella
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Lake Orta
Palazzo Borromeo
Villa Taranto