Turin Airport, also known as Turin-Caselle Airport, is the gateway to Turin and the region of Piedmont. Turin Airport is located approximately 17km outside of Turin city centre. Hiring a car here gives you the option of spending time in the city centre or exploring further afield.
Things to See and Do in Turin
Why not visit Piazza Castello? In the heart of this square you will find Palazzo Madama, a historical castle encircled by three monuments. An afternoon spent here will certainly not be wasted.
If you like football, even if you don't support Juventus, make sure you visit the Juventus Stadium. Being the first modern football stadium in Italy, there is plenty to see on the stadium tour with the help of wonderful guides.
Located in the city centre, the Santuario Basilica La Consolata is a must-see for anyone remotely interested in Italy's religious history and architecture. Built in the 5th Century and having undergone much renovation, this magnificent Baroque era church frequently hosts mass services as well as tours for people who come to take in its splendour. Besides its amazing architecture, the church contains a variety of paintings that illustrate Turin's history.
The Parco Del Valentino is also another must-see area of the city. Situated near the river Po, this vast and romantic park contains an impressive botanical garden, a castle and the Borgo Medievale, a medieval village built for the 1884 Turin International Exhibition.
Day Trips From Turin
Rent a car and head north east towards Caravino. Here you will find the Castello di Masino which is a castle with history dating back to ancient times. Filled with beauty and a view overlooking the countryside to the mountains and Serra ridge, this is definitely a trip worth taking.
Another great trip while in Piedmont, travel to Sacra di San Michele. This is a window into the past of this region of Italy and the history of the European continent. Sacra di San Michele is an impressive monument in a wonderful setting of forests and mountains. Visiting requires some stamina, but is definitely worth it. You must walk through the forest before arriving at the monastery itself. The view from the top is breathtaking and the actual church is impressive in its size.
Located near the town of Alba, Per Tutti I Gusti is not far south of Turin. Here you can learn how pasta is traditionally made from scratch and you also have the opportunity to visit their store which sells local wines, cheeses, meats and sauces.
If you are into winter sports, this area has plenty to offer. There are lots of resorts within a reasonable distance of the airport, varying from beginner to expert level challenges. The most popular ones include Bardonecchia and Sauze D'Oulx.