Turin by car/minivan/bus half day tour (3.5h)
From: 492 €
You will visit the four neighbourhoods of San Donato, Cit Turin, Crocetta and San Salvario. In addition, you will discover Villa Scott (on the hill), stroll in Parco Valentino and admire some Liberty Style buildings in the city center.
This complete driving private tour will be done by private car/minivan with your personal guide and a driver. In addition to the confort it allows you to discover more in less time.
Turin, the first capital of Italy, was the the undisputed capital of Stile Liberty and this art style answered the drive for modernity and internationalism while not excluding the knowledge based on local, and sometimes ancient, traditions of craftsmanship.
If you and your group have a passion for Art Nouveau and you have three and a half hours to see all that Turin’s art nouveau has to offer, this tour is definitely for you.
Private Tour duration: 3.5 hours
Departure time: You can choose to start from 8.30am to 3.30pm
Dates: On Mondays and the first weekend of each month
Maximum Group size: 15
Prices (VAT included):
1 – 3 PAX = 492€
4 – 7 PAX = 536€
8 – 15 PAX = 622€
+15 PAX – If your group is larger, please Contact Us for a quotation
To book this tour start by selecting the group size and the date of your tour on the calendar available in this page.
We present a complete 3-hour and 30-minutes driving City tour to enjoy Turin’s main Liberty heritage. To make the most of your time all the tour will be by private car/minivan.
You will start the private tour admiring some private residences in Cit Turin and San Donato, two adjoining small historical districts northwest of the historic centre. In these districts you will discover some hidden gems and also the very popular Palazzina Raby and Casa Fenoglio. These are the most popular buildings of Pietro Fenoglio, the Italian architect who best represents Turin Liberty.
Then you will discover Crocetta, the leading residential area of Turin and a especially relevant neighbourhood to understand how Liberty developed in the city. On our way to Valentino Park we will bring you to San Salvario, where you will admire what it is probably Turin’s most beautiful door.
We will take some time to visit Valentino Park, the area where in 1902 took place a major international exhibition of decorative arts, an event that popularised a taste for Art Nouveau style in the applied arts in the whole Italy.
The important italian architect Raimondo D’Aronco won the project to build the exhibition pavilions but had to delegate the project to his disciple Annibale Rigotti and to go to live to Turkey when he became the chief palace architect to the Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamid II in Instabul, a title that he had for 16 years.
The next place that you will admire is Villa Scott, a very special building located on the hill situated at the other side of river Po, which makes it more difficult to access if you don’t have a dedicated transport like in this tour.
Finally we will go to the heart of the city centre of Turin where you will discover, in the same piazza, Torino’s two most elegant and historic art nouveau Caffes and certainly admire its beautiful Liberty decorations. If you feel like doing so, drink an expresso served by a waiter dressed in elegant way, with white shirt and black tie. This will be a perfect end for our half day tour that will allow you to see almost all what Torino’s Liberty has to offer.
Pickup & Drop Off
Central hotel or train station.
You will set up the route of the tour together at the beginning of the tour, depending on the location of your hotel as a starting point.
Professional fully licensed local guide with special interest and knowledge in Liberty Style.
Food and drinks.
Other Turin private tours
Only the Cemetery is missing in this very comprehensive 3,5 hours private tour. We have designed a full day tour, which includes an in-depth visit to the Monumental Cemetery, for those willing “to see it all”. The tour takes place only certain days a month, coinciding with the dates that the Cemetery is open for visits (booked in advance). If you want information about our Torino Full Day Tour which includes an in-depth visit to the Cemetery CLICK HERE.
Liberty in Turin
Many of the buildings built in Turin between 1890 and 1910 are ecclectic, showing influences from art nouveau and also from other art trends. Examples of this Turin’s peculiarity are Villa Cairoli and Palazzo Bellia, considered by some as art nouevau buildings but that are rather of heterodox styles. In other cities the buildings built at that time followed only art nouveau style. Our tours focus in pure Liberty Style – Art Nouveau buildings.
About Liberty in Italy
At the turn of the Century, Art Nouveau, known as Liberty Stile or Floreale Stile in Italy, answered the drive for modernity and internationalism while not excluding the knowledge based on local, and sometimes ancient, traditions of craftsmanship.
Art Nouveau was very popular in cities like Milan, Turin, Palermo or Napoli, and also in the countryside. The affluent built exclusive art nouveau villas on the shores of lakes, chalets in the Alps and also funeral monuments. Our tours in Milan and Turin include a visit to the city cemetery.
If you love Art Nouveau and stay in Turin it is really worth spending a day in Milan, the world’s capital of fashion. You can use the speed train or the car to enjoy the half or full day exclusive private tours that we have prepared in the capital of Lombardy. Click HERE to get information about the four unique private tours that you have available in Milan. You will probably sleep in your trip back, or maybe not because you will feel excited after a wonderful day in Turin.
Our tours are not just about sightseeing, they are a unique experience of meeting, learning, discovering and understanding different cultures and returning back home richer than when the journey started. We will show you only Art Nouveau buildings unless you have other requests.
To see our exclusive private tours with licensed guides specialized in Art Nouveau in Italy Click HERE. Nowadays we offer experiences in Turin and Milan, the best places for Liberty Style, but in the future we may add more destinations.
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