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Turin: Rise of a Royal City

8 Feb — 14 Feb 2022 | Tour Director: Alex Koller

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Alex Koller,

PhD

lecturer in art history and architecture

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Flightfrom London to Turin. Transfer to Grand Hotel Sitea, Turin, for six nights. Welcome and introductory lecture.

Day

2

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).

 

Day

3

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).

Day

4

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).

Day

5

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).

Day

6

Royal Palace of Venaria (grand 18th century gallery and church by Juvarra) and Museo Egizio.

Day

7

Morning: optional visit to Mole Antonelliana (National Cinema Museum). Flight from Turin to London.

Tour Dates

8 Feb — 14 Feb 2022

Days

7

Cost

£2145

Tour Code

TURC-22

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Testimonial

"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.

FLIGHTS

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.

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