As the former seat of the Savoy dukes, Turin has retained its metropolitan flair to this very day.Traces of the past are apparent, for example, in the castles and residences of the House of Savoy, which were declared by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites.
Worshipped by pilgrims, the Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista houses the holy burial cloth in which Jesus Christ is said to have been laid to rest. The city’s landmark is La Mole Antonelliana and its panorama lift and platform at dizzying heights provide fantastic views of Turin and the Mediterranean landscape of the Piedmont region. Afterwards it’s worth exploring the sights on ground level: as well as outdoor activities like climbing or hiking, Turin and its surroundings entice visitors with culinary delights, high-quality regional specialities and one of the most important wine-growing regions in the world.
Departure points: Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Zurich