First-time visitors to Turin become enchanted with the surprising elegance ingrained into Italy’s 20th-century industrial center. Lavish arcaded buildings edge wide, gorgeous piazzas and trees shade the long, elegant boulevards returning the grandeur of the House of Savoy reminiscent of famous European cities like Paris and Vienna. As the original capital of a United Italy, the art nouveau cafes and outline of the Alps fringing the skyline accentuate the past and continued grandeur also celebrated in delectable chocolates and an innovated culinary scene. Your flight lands at Turin-Caselle Airport, where your private transfer welcomes you to the sophisticated city.
After settling into the comforts of your luxury hotel, your guide eagerly escorts you on an introductory tour of the fascinating capital of Piedmont encapsulated in the Palazzo Reale. The stunning palace overtakes an entire side of Piazza Castello with a revelatory Baroque façade erected in the 17th century. Statues of the twins Caster and Pollux guard the entrance and leading to a collection lavish rooms decorated with period furnishings, delicate porcelain, and fascinating artifacts embodying the grace and grandeur of the former House of Savoy. Your initial impressions will likely be that of delight, and there is so much more in store as your journey begins.