Turin is located in Piedmont region, in north-western Italy and is surrounded by the Alps towards west and north. Turin is one of the most important industrial city in Italy, but the tourists will enjoy its arts and culture in the perfect frame of a cosmopolitan european city. Additionally, people seeking for mountain life, will find the Alps all around the perfect place to relax or to hike along countless trails, immersed between majestic peaks and pristine forests.
The most known Turin's monuments are the Mole Antonelliana that, with its height of 167.5 meters, is the tallest building in Italy. It was built by the architect Alessandro Antonelli and is the home of the National Museum of Cinema, housing rare and unique pre-cinematographic optical devices like the "magic lanterns" and items related to old and modern film technologies (the museum is Europe's most important). The building has a "belvedere" view point on the top, where you can see the entire city of Turin and beyond. The Royal Palace of Turin was the royal house of Savoy and was the main political and administration building, for at least three centuries in the region of Piedmont. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the palace has extensive royal gardens and amazing rooms on several levels. The "Museo Egizio" (Egyptian Museum) is the world's second most important museum dedicated to Egyptian archaeology and anthropology (the world's first and most important is located in Cairo). It houses collections of unique items from the ancient Egyptian world, most of them in their original form, visited every year by half million of people. But these are just small examples of what Turin has to offer: ancient palaces, statues and cathedrals are everywhere between the vibrant streets of this dynamic city, where the modernity is perfectly mixed with the history and where, between a museum and a religious building, you can easily do one of the best shopping available throughout Italy.
From Turin other important cities in northern Italy can be reached easily by short transfer time. Milan and Genoa are respectively just 150 kilometers to the south and to the east; Milan Malpensa airport (MXP) and Maggiore lake, are 140 kilometers to the east. People looking for spectacular mountain scenery and vacations, will be certainly interested in the Alps stretching from north to the west and into "Valle d'Aosta" region, here the highest and most important peaks of the Alps are located and the area has hosted the winter olympic games in year 2006. We offer customized shuttle transfers to all these destinations and more, for just yourself and your travel companions. If the destination that you are looking for is not listed in our www.airportcitytransfer.com web site, please contact us to ask price and details.
Public transportation in Turin is guaranteed by buses, trams and metro, while railways connects the city to Trieste (through Milan, Verona, Venice) and Rome by either a super fast train (through Milan, Bologna, Florence) and a regional - intercity train (through Genoa, Pisa, Livorno, Grosseto). Additional direct railway service is available to France
Turin Caselle airport
is located 18 kilometers from Turin city center and the typical transfer time is approximately 25-40 minutes. Turin airport offers several flights per day to Rome and to other major cities throughout Italy. International and intercontinental service is provided by several airlines offering scheduled or charter service, seasonal or year-round. For more information about Turin airport
, please visit the official web site here
Due to the convenient distance and the possibility to visit Milan too, some people may prefer to arrive or depart from Milano Malpensa airport (MXP)
, of course we offer private shuttle from Milan airport to Turin and back; the distance is approximately 140km and the transfer time is normally less than two hours.