At about one hour’s journey, Turin is well worth a visit; the first capital of Italy celebrated the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy in 2011 and hosted the Olympic Winter Games in 2006.
If you are visiting Turin for the first time, a visit to the old town is a must. You can start from Palazzo Madama, the Teatro Regio, Palazzo Reale (the royal palace of the Savoy until 1865), the Armeria Reale (Royal Armoury). Nearby, along the Po river, there is the Castle of Valentino, which features refined architectural profiles in the French style, surrounded by the park bearing the same name. For the best view of the city and the surrounding mountains, there is nothing better than an exciting ascent to the summit of the Mole Antonelliana, on board the panoramic lift with transparent walls, which also houses the Museum of Cinema. This elegant building is somehow the symbol of the city. With its 167.5 meters of height it is the second tallest building in Italy. From the cultural point of view you can not miss visiting the Egyptian Museum, as well as the MAO Museum of Oriental Art, inaugurated in 2009 at Palazzo Mazzonis
A few kilometers away there is the Venaria Reale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is at the heart of the circuit of the Royal Residences of Piedmont.