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Where to Stay in Turin

A panoramic view of Turin, Italy, showcasing the Mole Antonelliana tower against a backdrop of the Alps.
A panoramic view of Turin, Italy, showcasing the Mole Antonelliana tower against a backdrop of the Alps.

Turin, the fourth largest city in Italy and the capital of the Piedmont region is one of the cultural and financial epicenters of northern Italy. This beautiful city boasts many attractions and is divided into many different neighborhoods, so choosing where to stay in Turin can be a tough decision. 

I’ve lived in Italy, visited Turin a couple of times and absolutely loved it! Read this post to learn about 6 most tourist-friendly areas to stay. Centro Storico is definitely my top choice if you’re visiting Turin for the first time – here, you’ll see some top attractions like the Royal Palace of Turin and find plenty of cool boutiques and historic cafes.  

I also went ahead and compared the hotel options in Turin and carefully selected the best of the best ones in each area. Among my recommendations, you’ll find everything from upscale boutique hotels to budget-friendly hostels – neatly sorted out by price so you can easily book your perfect place in a matter of a couple of clicks!

Take the time to find the right hotel in Turin for your needs, but make sure you book it as soon as you can because the best hotels in Turin sell out super quickly – you don’t want to miss out! 

Let’s start this journey!

If you are in a hurry

If you don’t have time to read the whole post, check out my list of the best hotels in the Turin city centre:

Here’s a map of the city to help you visualize the 6 neighborhoods I recommend in this post:

1. Centro Storico – where to stay in Turin for the first time

Aerial view of the Royal Palace of Turin with its historic architecture, spacious courtyards, and lush gardens.
Aerial view of the Royal Palace of Turin with its historic architecture, spacious courtyards, and lush gardens.

If it’s your very first time in Turin, you can’t go past Il Centro, the historic center situated on the West bank of the Po River. The piazzas, monuments, cafes, shops, restaurants, and boutiques in this charming area will immerse you in the authentic Italian atmosphere!

The great thing is that all the main tourist attractions are concentrated in the historic center, so you can walk around Turin without getting lost (the center is super walkable!). Unlike in other Italian cities, Turin’s historic center has a clean grid layout, very different from the one with narrow streets typical for other historic areas around Italy. 

Turin’s unusual layout and most of its buildings date back to the Renaissance, and there’s plenty to see. At the very center of the neighborhood, you’ll come across Piazza Castello, an important square near the Giardini Reali di Torino, and the Royal Palace of Turin (map), which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

TIP: While exploring the area around Piazza Castello, be sure to stop for a coffee at one of the historic cafes nearby, such as Caffè Fiorio and Caffè Mulassano.  

Central Turin abounds with city squares (or piazzas in Italian), so you need to check out at least a few. I personally recommend Piazza San Carlo (map), Piazza Vittorio Veneto (map), and Piazza Statuto (map), which is actually located in Quadrilatero Romano, a smaller area within Turin’s city centre. 

As for attractions, I highly recommend checking out the Egyptian Museum, the world’s oldest museum devoted entirely to ancient Egyptian culture (from 1630), and Mole Antonelliana, the National Cinema Museum, situated in an impressive 19th-century building.  

If you love fashion, check out Via Roma, one of the main shopping avenues, which starts in Piazza Castello and ends at the Porta Nuova train station. This is Turin’s main train station that connects it to all the major Italian cities, so take the chance to also visit Milano or Cinque Terre – they’re definitely worth it!

Luxury hotel

Just a short walk from the Egyptian Museum, you can sleep in luxurious and stylish air-conditioned rooms, enjoy a bar with stunning views over Turin city center, and have a delicious dinner in the gourmet restaurant of this stay in Turin. The cherry on top? The wellness center with its swimming pool, massage rooms, and a Turkish bath!

Other accommodation options in Centro Storico

Mid-Range

Enjoy the elegant rooms of this hotel in the heart of the historic centre, offering free Wi-Fi and private parking

Budget

Have a great breakfast with a city view in this beautiful hotel with spacious rooms and helpful staff

Airbnb

Conveniently located in central Turin, this 1-bedroom apartment offers comforts like a private bathroom and free Wi-Fi


Turin’s city centre is the most popular place to stay among tourists, so many of the best hotels sell out soon after dates become available. So, if you can’t find something for your dates among my recommendations above, check out these 3 additional options – I ordered them by star rating, from high to low:  

  • Grand Hotel Sitea (5*) – Guests at the Grand Hotel Sitea will enjoy 5-star service, including access to a gym and an on-site restaurant that has 1 Michelin star. 
  • NH Collection Torino Piazza Carlina (4*) – Centrally located, the NH Collection Piazza Carlina boasts 2 rooftop terraces, a bar, and a restaurant. 
  • Best Quality Hotel Gran Mogol (3*) – Within walking distance of the Porta Nuova train and metro station, the hotel offers great breakfast and private parking. 

Things to do in Centro Storico

  • Go to the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist (map) to see the famous Shroud of Turin
  • Walk around and admire the architecture at Piazza Vittorio Veneto 
  • Stop by the Palazzo Carignano (map), right by the Egyptian Museum
  • Enjoy the cinema museum – Mole Antonelliana
  • Spend a few hours exploring the Palazzo Madama museum

2. San Salvario & Valentino Park – the greenest area in Turin

The medieval architecture of the Borgo Medievale reflected in the waters of the Po River on a clear day.
The medieval architecture of the Borgo Medievale reflected in the waters of the Po River on a clear day.

If you enjoy green spaces, you’ll fall in love with San Salvario! Located Southeast of the Turin city center, this historic neighborhood hosts Parco del Valentino, the most famous park in Turin and one of the most beautiful ones in Italy! I’m sure you’ll enjoy the lively, multicultural atmosphere of this neighborhood and find some cool nightlife spots, too!

The first thing to do during your stay here is to visit Parco del Valentino (map) and the stunning Castello del Valentino, the Savoy family’s former royal residence, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site! If you need a short break, I suggest you grab a drink at Imbarchino, a very cool riverside bar. 

You may be surprised that the park has more to offer than a royal palace and breathtaking green spaces! Valentino Park is also home to Borgo Medievale, an open-air museum that showcases a replica of a medieval village and boasts plenty of shops where you can buy unique souvenirs.

The central location of San Salvario and its excellent public transport connections make it one of the best neighborhoods where to stay in Turin. 

The best part? You can enjoy all the advantages and beauty of this area at more affordable prices – there are a lot of budget options. But there are some upscale choices, too – check out my picks below! 

Luxury hotel

Located right next to San Valentino Park, the apartment hotel combines the convenience of staying in a suite with many luxurious amenities, such as an on-site restaurant and a spa with a fitness room and hot tub. The hotel has elegant interiors and is decorated with artworks by renowned Italian artists.

Other options in San Salvario & Valentino Park

mid-range

A pet-friendly hotel with double rooms, an on-site arcade/game room, restaurant, and bar, offering laundry services and luggage storage

budget

A hostel providing accommodation in private rooms and shared dormitories, with a lovely garden and a communal kitchen

airbnb

A modern apartment set in an elegant 19th-century palace, with a bright living area and fully equipped kitchen

Things to do in San Salvario & Valentino Park

3. Vanchiglia – where to stay in Turin on a budget

A contemporary building exterior showcasing curved architecture with layered glass facades under a clear blue sky, marked with the signage "CAMP."A contemporary building exterior showcasing curved architecture with layered glass facades under a clear blue sky, marked with the signage "CAMP."

Located just East of the historic center, the Vanchiglia neighborhood is a great place to stay if you want to be close to all the attractions yet enjoy a calmer atmosphere. The accommodations in this area are way cheaper than the ones in the Centro Storico, which is why this is the perfect spot for people visiting Turin on a tight budget. 

Vanchiglia lies between the Po and the Dora River, and it’s the perfect neighborhood if you want to be away from the tourists. In this area, you’ll get a glimpse of Turin’s everyday life, and you can enjoy the countless local (and ethnic) restaurants, pizzerias, bars, and clubs.

Depending on where you want to go in the center, it is a 5-10 min drive (or 15 to 30 min by public transportation). 

To fully experience the spirit of this neighborhood, set out to visit Off Topic, an amazing space that hosts a bar and an eatery, as well as a stage for live music shows. And if you’re looking for more places to eat and drink, start walking along Corso Belgio and venture into the adjacent neighborhood of Vanchiglietta – you’ll definitely find something to your taste!

Since it’s a smaller, more local area, Vanchiglia doesn’t offer much in terms of monuments and museums. Luckily, the public transport connections are great – just hop on a train, and you’ll get to the Porta Susa Station in Centro in a matter of minutes! 

Luxury hotel

Set in a dreamy 19th-century art nouveau villa, this picturesque stay in Turin is only 10 10-minute’ walk from the Cinema National Museum and is surrounded by local bars/cafes. Enjoy the typical Italian cuisine at its superb restaurant and spoil yourself with the room service and all the amenities the hotel offers!

Other accommodation options in Vanchiglia

Mid-Range

A comfortable 3-star hotel with a fitness center and non-smoking rooms, offering both Italian and a buffet breakfast

Budget

These affordable apartments and double rooms are centrally located, within walking distance of various shops and restaurants

Airbnb

Elegant and bright attic with air conditioning, a kitchen and dining area, and a comfortable seating area

Things to do in Vanchiglia

  • Check out Vanchiglia’s famous church, Chiesa di Santa Giulia (map)
  • Try the artisanal gelato at Gelateria Popolare
  • Stop by Palazzo Fetta di Polenta (map), a curious thing building

4. Aurora – where to stay in Turin for a local experience

A lively street scene at The Balon, Turin's historic flea market, with people browsing through various vintage and antique items displayed on tables and the ground.A lively street scene at The Balon, Turin's historic flea market, with people browsing through various vintage and antique items displayed on tables and the ground.

Situated North of the city center, Aurora is a colorful area with a vibrant vibe and the best place to stay if you want to immerse yourself in Turin’s local life. During your stay here, you’ll get a chance to meet people from all walks of life and various ethnic backgrounds and still be just a short distance away from Turin’s major landmarks. 

The main point of interest in the Aurora neighborhood is the Lavazza Museum, an old coffee factory that’s been repurposed into a museum and showcases the history of the Lavazza brand. 

However, the things that make Aurora truly unique are its markets. Balon (map) is the largest and most popular flea market in Turin, open every Saturday. Here, you can find everything from vintage clothes and second-hand books to valuable antiques and one-of-a-kind souvenirs. 

Another cool market you should visit is Porta Palazzo (map) – largest open-air market in Europe! This is actually a collection of smaller indoor and outdoor markets that are open every day between Monday and Saturday. This is the ultimate place to get local produce and fresh flowers, as well as delicious street food. 

Once you’re done exploring Aurora, head to the train station and get a ride to the center to see more of Turin’s attractions. Or you can also walk to the center – it is a 20-25 min leisurely walk (or a 10 min drive).

Aurora has a lot of affordable accommodation options, so it is great for those traveling on a budget!

Luxury hotel

The Pacific Hotel Fortino is an upscale, family-friendly hotel that offers its guests access to a garden with a lovely summer terrace, a library, and a bar. Each of the hotel rooms is classically decorated, with wood furniture and carpeted floors, and has modern amenities like Wi-Fi and flat-screen TV with satellite channels. 

Other accommodation options in Aurora 

Mid-range

Relax in the comfortable rooms decorated with contemporary art pieces and try some Piedmont cuisine at the on-site restaurant

Budget

Enjoy a complimentary Italian breakfast, get espresso at the on-site coffee shop, and benefit from amenities like housekeeping and Wi-Fi

Airbnb

A newly renovated space with a private entrance, a comfortable bed, a full kitchen, and a dining area

Things to do in Aurora 

5. Crocetta – where to stay in Turin for luxury

Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II in a square in Turin, Italy, flanked by statues and vibrant floral arrangements under a clear blue sky.
Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II in a square in Turin, Italy, flanked by statues and vibrant floral arrangements under a clear blue sky.

La Crocetta, located on the South wing of the historic center, with its art nouveau buildings and leafy boulevards, is one of the most elegant residential districts of the city. 

Even if it’s not a central area, Crocetta is very easy and fast to get to Turin city center by metro (10 min) and it offers as many interesting attractions as the other neighborhoods.

If you are a fashionista, check out the Corso de Gaspari daily market (map) – it has some great cut-price clothes and leather goods!

Being the headquarters of the prestigious Turin Polytechnic University, Crocetta also hosts the Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art (GAM). If you’re here, make sure you don’t miss the Church of the Blessed Virgin of Graces (map), around which the village of Crocetta was located originally! 

NOTE: If you are going to rent a car, you may consider staying in this area because it is going to be so much easier to find a parking space for your car here than anywhere in the city center!

Lastly, I want to point out that Crocetta is a family-friendly area – it’s quite safe at night, and it’s more residential, so there’s not too much noise and partying. 

Luxury hotel

Have an unforgettable stay in one of the best Turin hotels, situated in an elegant historic building from 1870. The Turin Palace Hotel offers a spectacular view of the city from its terrace and various spa treatments at the Wellness Area & Spa. For a complete Italian experience, enjoy the taste of the tradition at the restaurant Les Petites Madeleines!

Other accommodation options in Crocetta

Mid-Range

Elegant hotel with spacious air-conditioned rooms and a small wellness area with a hot tub and a Turkish bath

Budget

This B&B has cozy rooms with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi, while some rooms also have private balconies

Airbnb

This 3-bedroom apartment can welcome up to 8 guests and is in a central location, close to public transport stations

Things to do in Crocetta

  • Have a short walk around in the “Liberty” pedestrian zone
  • Stop by the Vittorio Emanuele II Monument (map)
  • Venture out of the neighborhood to visit Parco Cavalieri di Vittorio Veneto (map)

6. Borgo Po – where to stay in Turin for families

The Vittorio Emanuele I Bridge and Gran Madre di Dio Church in Turin, reflecting on the Po River on a sunny day.
The Vittorio Emanuele I Bridge and Gran Madre di Dio Church in Turin, reflecting on the Po River on a sunny day.

The unique Borgo Po, on the Eastern bank of the Po River, is close to the Turin city center and yet very different from any other neighborhood. While most of Turin is built on a plain, this is a mountainous area with steep hills and a laid-back vibe

Borgo Po is the perfect choice if you’re coming to Turin with your family – quiet atmosphere, traditional houses, wooded areas, historic sites…there are plenty of things to see and do in this neighborhood. 

Start with a visit to the Villa della Regina (map), a 17th-century palace with sprawling gardens, beautiful water fountains, and a museum displaying various frescoes and other artifacts. 

Then, plan a visit to the famous Turin Cathedral of the Great Mother of God (map) and the Monte dei Cappuccini church (map), situated on a hill and offering stunning views over the city! 

Please note that if you decide to stay there, I recommend locating yourself close to a tram or a bus station – there is no metro in the area and it can get tricky with transportation. Somewhere around Ponte Umberto I is great – once you cross the bridge, you are going to be very close to all the attractions!

Luxury hotel

The Hotel Villa Savoia is one of the top upscale hotels in Turin, with an outdoor pool, a bar, a business center, and a library. The buffet breakfast is available at an additional charge, while Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, and cable TV are available in each of the elegant rooms – free of charge.

Other accommodation options in Borgo Po

Mid-Range

The spacious rooms are classically decorated and boast garden views, while the hotel also offers a gym and free bicycles

Budget

An apartment perfect for travelers on a tight budget, with a private entrance, a kitchen, and a seating area

Airbnb

Just a short walk from Turin’s historic centre, the loft has a queen-sized bed and a private bathroom

Things to do in Borgo Po

Other cool places for your stay in Turin

An urban outdoor basketball court in Parco Dora San Donato, bustling with players and onlookers under a structure reminiscent of Turin's industrial heritage.An urban outdoor basketball court in Parco Dora San Donato, bustling with players and onlookers under a structure reminiscent of Turin's industrial heritage.

Turin is a city with plenty to offer, and there are many more areas that you could stay in than if you did not find what you were looking for above. 

Here are the neighborhoods that did not make it to the top list but are still pretty good to stay in for tourists: 

  • San Donato – A cool neighborhood with art nouveau buildings, street art, and home to Parco Dora, which hosts the gastronomy exhibition Terra Madre Salone del Gusto
  • Cavoretto – This area is a bit outside Turin and is a great choice if you’re traveling on a budget
  • Porta Susa – Centered around the Porta Susa Station, this is a great choice if you’re traveling without a car and planning to use public transport to get around the city
  • Madonna del Pilone – A large area North of Borgo Po with a quiet atmosphere, perfect for longer stays in the city
  • Lingotto – A smaller neighborhood connected to the rest of the city through the Lingotto Metro Station and home to MAUTO, the national automobile museum
  • Cenisia – A post-industrial neighborhood near Turin city center with a lively daily market. 

BONUS: Where to stay in Turin for a football game

The iconic Allianz Stadium in Turin, home of Juventus Football Club, captured in daylight showcasing the empty stands with the club's black and white colors and distinctive star motifs.The iconic Allianz Stadium in Turin, home of Juventus Football Club, captured in daylight showcasing the empty stands with the club's black and white colors and distinctive star motifs.

Turin is home to the legendary Juventus football (soccer, if you’re American) club, so many people visit the city to attend a game at Allianz Stadium. 

So, if you’re visiting to attend a game, you may want to stay somewhere close to the stadium, which is why I picked out 3 great hotels for all price categories, from luxury to budget:

  • J Hotel (€€€) – An upscale hotel that belongs to the Juventus football club, with an on-site bar and restaurant, as well as daily breakfast.
  • Hotel Master (€€) – A comfortable hotel offering free self-parking, complimentary breakfast, and concierge services.
  • Juventus Stadium Piano Primo (€) – A 1-bedroom apartment with a private balcony, fully equipped kitchen, and a spacious living area. 

NOTE: you don’t necessarily need to stay near the stadium for the game – you can book something in the city center. It is easy – either about 30 min by a direct metro line or 12 min by car. The tricky part is getting back from the stadium because it can get really crowded. There is an amazing service these guys organize – I can highly recommend them – you will get to skip all the lines this way!

FAQs about where to stay in Turin

A panoramic view of Turin, Italy, displaying the dense urban landscape with historical buildings and modern structures under a cloudy sky.
A panoramic view of Turin, Italy, displaying the dense urban landscape with historical buildings and modern structures under a cloudy sky.

🏙️ Which is the best area where to stay in Turin?

If you’re wondering where to stay in Turin for the first time, Centro Storico is the best choice. The area abounds with attractions such as Piazza San Carlo and the Royal Palace and offers some great hotels like Principi di Piemonte and Residenza Dell’ Opera.

📸 What are the best things to do in Turin?

The top things to do in Turin include admiring the baroque architecture in the city center, visiting the most ancient Egyptian Museum and the medieval village in San Salvario, or watching a football match at the Allianz Juventus stadium!

🗺️ Where is the city of Turin located in Italy?

Turin lies in a unique location in the Northwestern corner of Italy on the plain of the Po River, a short distance from the peaks of the Alps and the border with France and Switzerland.

💰 How much does it cost to stay in Turin?

In general, the costs for a hotel in Turin are low, but the overall cost depends on the area and the type of accommodation. For a night’s stay in Turin, you can expect to pay anywhere between €80 to €240 in the most luxurious hotel.

❌ Where to avoid in Turin?

Some areas to avoid in Turin are Barriera di Milano and Le Vallette, which are farther from the city center and not particularly safe to walk around at night. Porta Palazzo has many pickpockets, so be extra cautious if you’re going to the market there.

📅 How many days do you need in Turin?

For your stay in Turin, plan at least 3 days to have enough time to see the main landmarks, including piazzas and palaces, and explore at least a couple of incredible museums.

Conclusion

A tourist posing in front of the ancient Palatine Towers in Turin, reflecting the city's Roman history on a sunny day with clear skies.
A tourist posing in front of the ancient Palatine Towers in Turin, reflecting the city's Roman history on a sunny day with clear skies.

We are at the end of our beautiful journey through Turin’s 6 best neighborhoods. I hope that my guide has helped you decide where to stay in Turin and that you’re already making reservations.

But if you still need some help, here are my 2 favorite accommodations in Turin’s Centro Storico:

  • Principi di Piemonte – A great gourmet restaurant and luxurious modern rooms right in the city center of Turin
  • Residenza Dell’ Opera – I appreciate the hotel’s elegant rooms and the fact that they provide an airport shuttle

Once you make up your mind about your Turin hotel, I strongly suggest you book your accommodation immediately. This is a much-loved tourist destination in Northern Italy, and places go fast!

If you have any questions, thoughts, or suggestions about the capital of Piemonte, please leave them in the comments – I’m happy to help!

In the meantime, buon viaggio,

Yulia


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