How to find your way among the best neighbourhoods where to stay in Turin and bump into the perfect hotel for your needs and budget.
Have you chosen to visit the Piedmont capital but don't know where to stay yet? We lend you a hand. Finding the perfect accommodation can be a headache if you have no clue where to look. That's why we've compiled a handy little guide to help you with the best neighbourhoods and hotels where to stay in Turin. Have a look, hurry up and book.
Where to stay in Turin
The first capital of Italy, Turin offers its visitors a cultural, artistic and gastronomic heritage of enormous value as well as a liveliness that transcends the proverbial reserved nature of its inhabitants.
It’s a place to discover and appreciate: for its strong style; the ability to always renew itself; the cosmopolitan vocation; and the relationship with its mountains. Whether you are travelling with your family, friends or your sweetheart, the Torinese slightly Parisian atmosphere and strong identity will win you over.
What are the best districts and hotels where to stay in Turin? This article offers you a selection of the most interesting ones depending on the type of trip you have in mind. From the elegant centro storico to the peripheral hillside districts, you'll find the right place to spend a few days of carefree exploration. Here's what we suggest.
The best neighbourhoods where to stay in Turin as a couple
Mysterious and elegant, Turin boasts charm and class that won't leave anyone indifferent. Romance is an extra included in the package, with many places to spend memorable moments with your loved one.
The historic centre is among the best neighbourhoods where to stay in Turin as a couple. The area is an inlay of refined squares, historic cafés, museums and shopping streets unravelling from the ancient Roman castrum. Sure, hotels can be very expensive, but you'll have the main attractions on your doorstep without needing public transport (which is excellent, by the way).
Also, consider staying in the hilly area around the Basilica of Superga, where the panoramas are some of the most enchanting you'll ever see. It's a very atmospheric, quiet neighbourhood with delightful period villas and accommodations surrounded by vegetation and usually at affordable prices.
Let's move on to the clubs and contemporary art galleries of the Vanchiglia district, with its bohemian and artistic atmosphere. The quartiere is a short distance from the centre and the tree-lined boulevards of Borgo Rossini, a little Parisian corner in the heart of Piedmont's capital. Sparkling and lively, it's perfect as headquarters for a romantic getaway.
Looking for where to stay in Turin as a couple? Try the B&B Il Sogno in the Aurora/Vanchiglia area.
The best neighbourhoods where to stay in Turin with the family
Again, the historic centre is ideal, especially if you travel with children. Piazza San Carlo, Piazza Castello, Via Po, Piazza Vittorio Veneto, and the surrounding streets are undoubtedly the most convenient option for those looking for where to stay in Turin with the family. The offer is certainly ample but, as mentioned above, be prepared to spend a little more on accommodation.
A good alternative is to opt for quiet, residential and well-connected districts. The refined Quartiere Crocetta, for example, is particularly suitable for those travelling with the family, thanks to its many pedestrian areas and strategic proximity to Turin's must-see monuments and club streets.
A little further from the centre but still safe and well served by public transport is the elegant San Donato, full of green spaces, iconic buildings such as Casa Fenoglio - La Fleur, restaurants and shops.
If you are on a tight budget, the hilly areas may be right for you: beauty is always guaranteed, and the location is appreciable for exploring the city and indulging in small excursions on foot or mountain biking in the surroundings. Neighbourhoods such as Madonna del Pilone or Cavoretto can be reasonable solutions.
Travelling by car? Borgo Crimea, a quiet and relaxed quarter, features several facilities with parking availability, and you are close to the splendid Villa della Regina.
If you travel with the whole family (pets included), try the Best Quality Hotel Gran Mogol in the historic centre.
The best neighbourhoods where to stay in Turin with a group of friends
San Salvario, between Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and Corso Bramante, is the hub of Turin's nightlife. It's a vibrant, multi-ethnic neighbourhood full of bars and restaurants where you can have fun with friends. It’s ideal for booking a place where to stay in Turin with friends. Nearby are the fabulous Parco del Valentino, the extravagant Borgo Medievale, the synagogue and the Centro Storico Fiat.
Situated in an excellent location between the Liberty-style buildings of Cit Turin and Crocetta and with Porta Susa station as a reference point for travelling around, the Cenisia district is lively and young, much frequented by students from the nearby Polytechnic.
Vanchiglia is also suitable for young travellers and groups of friends thanks to the cultural liveliness and leisure opportunities offered.
Finally, consider the accommodation near the Porta Susa and Porta Nuova railway stations, a particularly convenient solution for those arriving by train and wandering around on foot or by public transport.
Try the Apartments to Art accommodation: they are in an excellent location where to stay in Turin during your next stay.
How to get to Turin from the airport
We hope you now have a clearer idea of the best neighbourhoods where to stay in Turin. Once you have chosen your accommodation, you must ensure you reach the city in the most comfortable way possible. If you arrive from Caselle airport, here's how to get to Turin.
The fastest and cheapest way is to take the train to Dora station and from there continue by Dora Express bus: in about 30 minutes and for the modest sum of 3 euros you'll reach the Porta Susa station.
If you prefer the convenience of direct transport, opt for the shuttle bus to the Porta Nuova or Porta Susa stations: it takes less than an hour for 6.50 euros. There is a run every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 on holidays.
Taxis have a fixed fare, which is currently 34 euros for the centre and 39 euros for the Lingotto Fiere area.
Finally, if you want to explore the Piedmont region and move around by car at your will, keep in mind that there are several rental companies around the airport area.
5 things not to be missed in Turin
An esoteric city, a former capital, an industrial hub, a gourmet destination, and an artistic environment. How many faces does Turin have? You can get an idea by checking Visit Italy. We have told you about its most emblematic architecture, suggested how best to get around or visit the city like a true Torinese. Here is a quick 5-point recap of the things you can't miss.
The Art Nouveau palaces: Turin is one of the Italian capitals of this particular artistic current, with some of the most beautiful examples of early 20th-century architecture, such as Villa Scott, the Palazzo della Vittoria or the Villino Raby.
The sumptuous system of the Savoy royal residences, a vast UNESCO site located in and around Turin.
The Chapel of the Holy Shroud, Guarino Guarini's Baroque masterpiece and home to the relic of the Holy Shroud.
The Egyptian Museum, among the most important museums dedicated to Ancient Egypt culture with over 6,500 exhibits.
The imposing Mole Antonelliana, the true symbol of the city, with its Cinema Museum, the only one in Italy dedicated to the seventh art and one of the most visited in Turin (click here and buy your ticket).