Head to Piazza Castello to meet up with your guide for this history-packed 2.5-hour tour of Turin. The first capital of Italy, Torino, as the Italians call it, is packed with palaces, churches and ornate centuries-old buildings. And after it hosted the Winter Olympics in 2006, the city is spruced up and more gleaming than ever. Home to Fiat, Juventus Football Club and the Holy Shroud, Turin is an exciting place to discover.
Let your guide take you around the compact city center, checking out the 16th-century Palazzo di Reale, home to the former Duke of Saxony. Learn about the history of the building and hear incredible historical anecdotes. If the group you're touring Turin with has more than six people, wear headphones so you can hear your guide better.
Stroll over to the Cathedral of John the Baptist, home of the famed Holy Shroud, the piece of cloth that supposedly had covered Jesus Christ in his tomb. On rare occasions the Shroud is displayed here. If it's not on display during your visit, head over to the Church of San Lorenzo where a copy is on display.
Walk over to 17th-century Palazzo Carignano, discovering the ground floor rooms where was born the first King of Italy and then, near the Art Nouveau-accented Mole Antonelliana, home of the National Museum of Cinema, the tour ends.