Piedmont - incl. Turin 7 Days

Piedmont - incl. Turin 7 Days

Apr 1  -  Apr 8, 2016

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Piedmont - incl. Turin 7 Days

Turin
Turin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Alba
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Barolo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Orta San Giulio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Venaria Reale
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
Turin

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Turin

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.
You've now added National Cinema Museum to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Basilica La Consolata. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Parco del Valentino, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gran Madre di Dio, then examine the collection at National Cinema Museum, and finally examine the collection at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama).

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turin sightseeing planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Turin. In April, daytime highs in Turin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Alba.

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National Cinema Museum ©
National Cinema Museum
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Parco del Valentino

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Alba

Alba ©
Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, then don't miss a visit to Chiesa della Maddalena, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Domenico. Keep things going the next day: get into the urban bustle at Fondazione Ferrero, then do a tasting at Cantina Mauro Sebaste, then contemplate the long history of La Bollente, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cattedrale Nostra Signora Assunta.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Alba trip planner.

You can drive from Turin to Alba in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Turin in April, expect nights in Alba to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Barolo.

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Acqui Terme
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La Bollente ©
La Bollente
Cantina Mauro Sebaste ©
Cantina Mauro Sebaste
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Fondazione Ferrero

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Barolo

Barolo ©
Barolo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Cuneo in the Italian region Piedmont, located about 50km southeast of Turin and about 40km northeast of Cuneo. On the 5th (Tue), do a tasting at Cantina Francesco Borgogno and then step into the grandiose world of Castello della Volta.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Barolo day trip planning app .

Barolo is just a short distance from Alba. In April in Barolo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Orta San Giulio.

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Cantina Francesco Borgogno ©
Cantina Francesco Borgogno
Castello della Volta ©
Castello della Volta

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Orta San Giulio

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. To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Orta San Giulio online travel planner .

Getting from Barolo to Orta San Giulio by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Orta San Giulio are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Venaria Reale.

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Lake Orta ©
Lake Orta
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San Giulio Island

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Venaria Reale

Venaria Reale ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sacra di San Michele. On the 7th (Thu), view the masterpieces at La Venaria Reale, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Di Nostra Signora di Lourdes, and finally steep yourself in history at Sacra di San Michele.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Venaria Reale journey maker tool .

You can drive from Orta San Giulio to Venaria Reale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Orta San Giulio in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Venaria Reale. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Venaria Reale

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santuario Di Nostra Signora di Lourdes, Sacra di San Michele, Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, Parco Municipale Pianezza
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Sacra di San Michele ©
Sacra di San Michele
Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi ©
Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi
La Venaria Reale ©
La Venaria Reale
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