Ask anyone what image they have of Turin and they would probably say Fiat, the Shroud or maybe The Italian Job; what they would probably be unable to tell you is that this is one of the finest Baroque cities in Europe. Magnificent royal palaces and imposing church domes bear witness to the greatness of architects such as Guarino Guerini, Filippo Juvarra and Asciano Vitozzi. The tour will start with the Palazzo Carignano, birthplace of the first king of Italy and containing the magnificent chamber of the first Subalpine Parliament. Turin boasts 18 kilometres of arcaded shopping streets, offering protection from both sun and rain and home to many beautiful designer shops. After some serious window shopping, you will arrive at the church of Corpus Domini, known for the ‘Turin miracle’ and one of the finest corners of the Baroque city. You will then come to the Mole Antonelliana, designed as a synagogue in the 19th century and now a cinema museum; it is such an iconic building that it is now the emblem of Turin. No visit to Turin would be complete without a visit to the Duomo, Turin’s cathedral dedicated to San Giovanni Battista who is the city’s patron saint. Behind the cathedral is the fantastic Holy Shroud Chapel, built by Guerini in 1668 to house the priceless relic. After lunch in a noted Turin restaurant (not included), spend the afternoon in two of Turin’s notable museums. First comes the finest museum of Egyptian antiquities outside Cairo, as well as some 30,000 artefacts, pride of place must go to the statue of Ramses II which the museum uses as its logo. In ‘Fiat city’, it is appropriate that Turin has one of the most important motor museums in Italy and even if your interest in cars is limited, you will have fun seeing the cars of your childhood as well as some fantastic Bugattis, Maseratis and of course vintage Fiats.
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ABOUT US: Renowned for creating the utmost in unique travel experiences, I.D.I. Travel boasts extensive knowledge in crafting the perfect Italian vacation. Whether your clients desire an intimate dinner with Michelangelo’s famous David as the backdrop or a brisk day out truffle hunting, the company can realize your clients’ wishes. Centrally located just outside Venice with branches throughout the country, I.D.I. has fostered long-standing partnerships with the owners of Italy’s leading hotels and villas, as well as the country’s finest guides, artists, chefs, winemakers and designers. These relationships afford I.D.I. private access to exclusive wineries, along with special events at historical sites and museums. In addition to its extensive travel itineraries, I.D.I. also maintains a fleet of luxury vehicles with experienced drivers for all your clients’ travel needs during their Italy vacation.
Insider TipPrivate boat evening excursion to Borromean Islands-Evening walk at Valley of Temples -Ski Trip on the Etna Volcano. To visit Capri, make sure you arrive in the evening and spend at least two night.
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