• Walk in the footsteps of royalty as we explore the grand churches and palaces of Turin’s visionary Baroque architects
• Take in stunning views across the city at the Monte dei Cappuccini
• Discover Guarini’s highly original Palazzo Carignano, built for the Princes of Carignano, with its unique elliptical façade and frescoed interior
lecturer in art history and architecture
Flightfrom London to Turin. Transfer to Grand Hotel Sitea, Turin, for six nights. Welcome and introductory lecture.
Piazza Castello: Duomo and Palazzo Reale (Royal Armoury, Galleria Sabauda, Turin Shroud and gardens). Afternoon: Palazzo Madama (Museum of Ancient Art) and Church of San Lorenzo (designed and built by Guarini).
Walk along the Via Roma: Piazza San Carlo (Church of Santa Cristina), San Filippo Neri and Palazzo Carignano (unique rounded façade). Continue to the Baroque quarter: Piazza Palazzo di Città (ancient market square), Cappella dei Banchieri e Mercanti (Chapel of Merchants) and Santuario della Consolata (Romanesque bell tower and nave by Guarini).
Morning: Monte dei Cappuccini overlooking the River Po, followed by Villa della Regina (Savoy Palace designed by Vitozzi) and Superga Basilica (designed by Juvarra). Afternoon: former Fiat factory at Lingotto and Castello del Valentino (including grounds with Borgo Medievale).
Morning in Carignano: Duomo (striking convex façade). Continue to Ospizio di Carità and Sanctuario del Valinotto (visits subject to confirmation). Afternoon: Palazzina di Cacci at Stupinigi (Museum of Arts and Furnishings) and Castello di Rivoli (Museum of Contemporary Art).
Royal Palace of Venaria (grand 18th century gallery and church by Juvarra) and Museo Egizio.
Morning: optional visit to Mole Antonelliana (National Cinema Museum). Flight from Turin to London.
8 Feb — 14 Feb 2022
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"I have never encountered a tour guide as knowledgeable as Dr Koller in all my (many) years of art tours."
-ACE Customer on previous Turin: Rise of a Royal City tour
FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
This tour has a full itinerary, making the most of our stay in Turin, so a good level of fitness and stamina is required. Many visits will be made on foot, and participants should expect to spend a significant amount of time walking – including over potentially uneven ground and cobbles – and standing in galleries and at historical sites.
For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE is pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of £150.
Cost of £2145 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £215.