Turin is a fascinating and underrated Italian city with many things to do and see. There are some things for which you need not spend any money! Yes, if you’re on a budget and want to admire Turin without spending a Euro, here are 5 things you can do in Turin, for free!
5 Things to do in Turin for FREE:
1. Go back in Time at Piazza Castello
One of the most amazing things about Italian towns is that they all have a central piazza. In Turin, Piazza Castello is a gorgeous piazza in the heart of the city. Visiting this piazza is almost as if you have stepped back in time. You can almost imagine yourself walking with the Savoys!
Piazza Castello is popular and always full of people as it houses the two of the most important palaces- Reale and Madama. Get yourself a gelato and sit on any of the benches at the piazza. La Dolce Vita!
2. Admire the Valentino Park
When in Turin, don’t miss visiting the Valentino Park (Parco del Valentino) to rest and take a break. The park also includes the Borgo Medievale (the medieval village) and Castle of Valentino (Castello del Valentino). The former is a “newly constructed medieval village” while the latter is a French styled castle turned university. There are several events and exhibitions here and its great to simply see the Castle from afar for FREE!
3. Visit Grand Balôn
If you are a fan of all things antique, visit the vintage market called Grand Balôn. This market has been around for years and takes place on every second Saturday of the month. I timed my visit around a lot of events and Grand Balôn was one of them! Turin is full of interesting things to do and Grand Balon was one of the places I’d recommend you to visit.
Make sure to keep a few snacks handy as you walk around a lot.
4. See the city from Monte dei Cappuccini
If you are a sucker for views, you should certainly visit Monte dei Cappuccini. The path to visit here is simply walking straight from Turin’s Via Po towards the other side of the bridge. Gawk at Turin’s ever stunning skyline which is unbelievable even on a cloudy day. On a clear day, you can see the Alps from here. Of course its absolutely free!
At Monte dei Cappuccini, you will find a 16th century church called Santa Maria del Monte.
5. Stop at a Historic Shop
It doesn’t cost a penny to go to a historic shop to look around. Learn more about Turin’s historic shops (and there are plenty) whether it is one of the oldest crystal maker – Prochet or Menietti- the oldest suppliers of brewing and wine making. It is fascinating to see these stores preserve the same method and process since decades.
Hope you enjoyed this post on free things to do in Turin!! Tell me which one was the best??
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