The capital of Piedmont Turin can not be called a very popular tourist destination, although recently the number of people wishing to see the sights of Turin, its museums, galleries, castles and palaces is growing every year. For those who want to spend their trip to Turin with benefit and, at the same time, without much damage to the budget, you should be aware of such a usefulness as Torino + Piemonte Card, which can significantly save on tickets to museums and some types transport.
What are the benefits of Map of Turin
Torino card It is useful for those who plan to devote their vacation to sightseeing in Turin and trips to museums and galleries - owners of a tourist card can visit numerous museums, castles, palaces and fortresses located both in Turin and its environs free of charge. With the Torino Card, standing in line for tickets is not necessary - you just need to present it to the attendant at the entrance. Each museum can be visited only once during the validity period of the card.
Torino Card - a plastic card that is presented in museums instead of a ticket
In addition to free entrance to museums and attractions, the tourist map of Turin allows you to take the panoramic elevator to the Mall of Antonelliana free of charge, take a boat or panoramic river bus along the Po River, and also allows you to take advantage of discounts on trips on a double-decker tourist bus plying the streets of the city.
Torino Card holders are also entitled to discounts when renting cars, paying for excursions, attending various events - theater performances, concerts, festivals, renting sports equipment - boats, bicycles, etc.
How to use the Turin Tourist Map
Turin's tourist card is a regular plastic card with an integrated chip, which must be presented at the entrance instead of a ticket. On the reverse side, your name should be written in the form in which it is written in the passport - without the name of the holder, the card is not valid. It is advisable to carry a passport with you, because sometimes controllers check the compliance of the name appearing in the documents with the name of the owner of the tourist card.
Torino Card will significantly reduce costs
The Torino Card is activated upon first use - it is from this moment, and not from the time of purchase, that the countdown of the card begins.
What are the attractions of Turin?
The tourist card provides free entry to all the main museums of Turin, as well as to royal palaces, castles and fortresses. With the Torino Card you can visit the famous Egyptian Museum for free, in the collections of which are stored more than 30 thousand exhibits telling about the stages of development of Egyptian civilization.
With the Torino Card you can visit the famous Egyptian Museum for free
The tourist map opens the door to the National Museum of Cinematography, which is located in an unusual building resembling an inverted glass in its shape - at the very top of the building there is an observation deck from where you can see almost all of Turin.
With the Torino Card you can visit the Automobile Museum, which has gathered a lot of exhibits under its roof - from the medieval carriage to the modern cars participating in Formula 1, as well as the Piedmontese Puppet Museum, the Mining Museum, the Forensic Science Museum, and numerous art galleries.
In the list sights of Turincovered by the map, there are about 190 different museums, exhibitions, galleries, monuments, castles, palaces and other interesting places. A full list of attractions can be found on the official website.
Torino Card holders get discounts on excursions
How much does a Torino Card cost and how to purchase it
The cost of a Turin tourist card depends on the chosen validity period - a standard two-day Torino Card will cost 23 euros (2017), a card for three days will cost 42 euros, for five days - 51 euros. The tourist card is for one adult and one child not older than 12 years old. For children from 12 to 18 years of age there is a preferential two-day Torino Card worth 15 euros.
You can buy a tourist card that allows you to visit the sights of Turin for free on the official website of the service, where you can also find a map of the location of the points of issue of the Torino Card.
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Photos by: Federica Piersimoni, Sara Boccolini, hoang09marz, Jack, federico novaro, turismotorino.org.