A good question! Leaving here for a few years now and doing this job, I realize that often Turin is still unknown to manies and certainly behind other Italian cities with much more famous names such as Rome, Venice, Florence, Naples and others (not to mention also of Milan that we have near here).
The best thing however is that most of my guests are enraptured by the beauty of Turin and all that it offers, confessing me at the end of the stay that they did not imagine a city like that.
Turin is not only the Egyptian Museum or the Museum of Cinema, which among other things are very central and easily reachable by foot also from the BnB 83. Turin is also a lot of history, a city with beautiful and well-kept buildings, squares called “Italy’s Living Room”, a center almost all pedestrian (and in fact the car here is totally useless unless you have to go outside Turin).
There is the Reggia of Venaria, the Hunting Palace of Stupinigi, the Royal Pole in Piazza Castello, Superga Basilica and much more.
Nietzsche himself defined Turin as “A place that you cannot abandon” and me, despite many things that have happened in my life here, I have not managed to leave or to “abandon it”.
It is a city with many faces, a city full of positive and negative energy, so it is said, a city that once you visit remains in your heart and if you stayed for only one night you want to come back to discover even more.
Last I tell a small anecdote happened here at BnB 83 about the Automobile Museum which unfortunately is not really in the central area, but easily reached by metro in 10 minutes.
Ladies often do not like the idea of visiting that museum, they think it more like “men’s”. Once came here a couple where the man absolutely wanted to go and see it, while the partner did not really think about it, telling me that she had come to Turin almost exclusively for the Egyptian Museum. Staying here for 5 days and having visited a lot after 3 days, she asked me what else they could visit. I told her about the Automobile Museum, but she replied that she did not really think about it. I told her: “Let’s bet! You go, if you do not like, I’ll refund your ticket! “
They went and the next day she told me textual words: “Look Gabriele, the Egyptian Museum is beautiful, the Automobile Museum is fantastic!”.
I told you this to recommend you to include in your program not only the classic Cinema and Egyptian Museums or the visit of the Royal Palace, but you should also include the Automobile Museum, whether you are men or women, adults or children, you will not regret those two hours of visit.
Finally, at sunset, plan a walk to Monte dei Cappuccini where the photo of this post was taken, in good weather and at dusk you have a breathtaking view!
Having said all these: why not come to Turin and come to visit me at BnB 83?