The peak time to visit Turin is the summer season in July to August. It is hot and humid with comparatively lesser rainfall during this time of the year, and this setting provides you with ample daylight to enjoy the city’s cultural festivals (like Florence Dance Festival) and stunning architecture. It would be best to book your tickets early to avoid last minute rush and inflated prices. If you’re looking for budget holidays, you should take time to fly down here in the winter season from December to February. Though it would be colder and somewhat rainy at 44-48 deg F, you can use this weather to walk in the city and to soak in its ambiance. You might also get lower air fares and cheaper accommodation rates.
The city is served by Turin Airport (also known as Turin-Caselle Airport and Sandro Pertini Airport). It is located less than 10 miles away from Turin. The airport was built over a Second World War Italian airbase in 1953 and was renovated twice for the 1990 FIFA World Cup and the 2006 Winter Olympics. It has twice won the prestigious ACI Europe Best Airport Awards in 2007 and 2008. This airport is a focus city for Alitalia and Blue Air. A number of airlines operate regular scheduled and charter services from here to multiple domestic destinations (including Rome and Naples) and international destinations like London, Paris, Amsterdam, Madrid, Barcelona and Casablanca. There are a number of seasonal and seasonal charter flights that take-off at certain times of the year to some popular international destinations. The airlines offering flights here chiefly include Lufthansa, KLM and British Airways. Places of Interest in Turin
Located at an hour’s drive from the French border is the former national capital of Italy, the home of the Shroud of Turin, the European Capital of Baroque Architecture and the host of 2006 Winter Olympics- Turin. This stunning riverside capital city of Piedmont region is characterised by its old-world charm of an aristocratic ambiance, grand boulevards, classic art galleries and a spectacular show of Baroque and Renaissance architecture. Adorned by some superb 19th century palaces and mansions, its crowning glory rests upon some castles and churches on a local hilltop.Egyptian Museum
The nearly 200-year-old Egyptian Museum has a total of 30000 ancient Egyptian artefacts, which is the second most extensive collection outside Cairo. It is home to a scintillating description of Egyptian history and civilization, and artefacts related prehistoric human settlements that date back to 2.5 million years.Palazzo Madama
Palazzo Madama is a 13th century Baroque palace in Turin. It was the first senate of the Italian Kingdom and it derives its name after it was decorated by the two queens (Madama) of the Duke of Savoy. Home to a vast number of artworks depicting various phases of Christ’s life, this palace is now turned into the Turin City Museum of Ancient Art. It has a vast collection of paintings, statues, church ornaments and decorative art from 15th-18th century.The Automobile Museum is central to the city’s reputation as an epicentre of Italian automotive industry. It has a top of the line collection of nearly 200 cars including a Bernardi (1896), a Fiat (1899), a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost (1914), a Benz Victoria (1893), Ford T (1916) and some racing cars by Ferrari and Alfa Romeo. Museo dell'Automobile (the Automobile Museum)