Project Description

A private tour on foot through the city center landmarks with a buddy born and bred in town. We will explore Turin in a relaxed and personal manner, getting to know stories and places: the Roman Empire heritages, the best Gelato shops, the Royal districts, its elegant cafes and galleries, the life of the common people. Easygoing and casual, like hanging around with a friend.
The walking tour is free tip-based. It takes place all year on request, just tell us your preferred dates and we’ll make it happen!

 Duration: 3.5 hours

Wear comfortable

Level: easy

Start/End: Torino

Info&Bookings

SUBALPINA GALLERY | THE BEST GELATO SHOPS | THE HISTORIC CAFES | THE GRAND PIAZZAS | THE ROYAL PALACES | PORTA PALATINA ROMAN GATE | PORTA PALAZZO OPEN MARKET | QUADRILATERO DISTRICT | BASILICA DELLA CONSOLATA CHURCH | MOLE ANTONELLIANA

We cross the heart of the aristocratic capital and reach the site where Torino was founded by Augustus, over 2000 years ago, as a Roman colony: the ruins of the Roman amphitheatre and the prefectly preserved Porta Palatina gate will bring us back to the time of gladiators! Just a stone’s throw is Porta Palazzo, the largest open air maket in Europe, and the Quadrilatero Romano area, which has been the “common people” district for centuries. Narrow cobblestone streets cross each other at right angles forming a perfect chessboard. Chiesa della Consolata church, the Basilica most beloved by the Turinese inhabitants is our next stop: the complex is an amazing piece of religious architecture, featuring colored marbles, giant pillars and Rococo decorations. The church gallery hosts a collection of  13.000 “Ex-Voto” artworks, donated by the worshippers as a token of thanks for blessing.
We move towards the Royal district through the cosy Piazza Palazzo di Città, seat of the City Hall, until we reach the XVIII century Baroque heart of the city, the most notable of Torino’s areas, adorned with noble Baroque-style palaces and piazzas. Palazzo Carignano, Palazzo Reale, Piazza Castello, Piazza San Carlo: stunning architectures shows the power of the Savoy Family who ruled Torino for centuries. We will unveil some stories and secrets about that periods while admiring the majestic facades and porticoes. We now cross the courtyard of first Italian Parliament and walk into the elegant Galleria Subalpina: our favourite Gelato shop is just round the corner. How can we resist…
We now take the scenic Via Po street to reach our final destination, the symbol monument of Torino, the imposing 167 metres-high Mole Antonelliana: standing at its feet and looking above to the top will definitely be a gripping experience.

DISTANCE: 5 km

Region: Piemonte
Meet: Via Po 16, Torino
When: everyday (booking required) upon availability
Type of tour: private, it will be only you
Min-Max participants: 2-6
Book: info@easytorino.com or fill the form above
Duration: 3.5 hours
Level of difficulty: easy
Cost: free tip-based
Outfit: wear comfortable shoes and clothes
In case of bad weather the tour might be cancelled

The tour is on request, you choose the date and we’ll do our best to make it happen. It takes place all year round according to the time availability of the tour host.
For Info&Bookings contact info@easytorino.com or fill the form above.

The walking tour is free tip-based: EASYTORINO is not a tour operator nor about guided tours nor a professional activity. It’s a welcome club of locals who love to share their places with the travelers, like with friends. Personal expenses (ice-cream, coffee, drinks) must be paid directly to the businesses. The tour is hosted by our city expert Roberto, he is not a licenced tour guide but a local volunteer, fine connoisseur of the places, culture and oenogastronomy. If you enjoyed it you can tip him at the end.
We do not take responsability for accidents of any kind nor provide any insurance. These are open walking tours, every participant is responsible for his/her actions and the resulting consequences, and certify that he/her is sufficiently experienced, in good health and in proper phisical condition to join the proposed tours. We strongly suggest you to get a Personal Liability Insurance and a Travel/Medical Insurance before joining. By joining our tours you acknowledge you have read and accepted our Entry Waiver Form (click to open)


  • TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    The Subalpina gallery
    The Grand Piazzas
    The best Gelato shops
    The Royal Palaces
    Porta Palazzo open market
    The Porta Palatina Roman gate
    Chiesa della Consolata church
    Mole Antonelliana
    The Quadrilatero Romano district
    The historic cafes



  • TOUR DETAILS

    Meet: Via Po 16, Torino
    Type of tour: private
    Min-Max participants: 2-6
    When: everyday (booking required) upon availability
    Book: info@easytorino.com or fill the form below
    Duration: 3.5 hours
    Cost: free tip-based
    Level: easy
    Notes: wear comfortable clothes and shoes 
    In case of bad weather the tour might be cancelled.