Other Interesting Sights and Sites of Turin

Turin is a very exciting mix of ancient buildings and modern skyscrapers. The old buildings still retained their charm and magic. Museums, palaces, theatres, churches, cafes, all were in abundance there. If there was something lacking, it was the time in our hand.

We visited the Palazzo Reale – the royal Palace of Turin. It has a grand entrance, the interiors royal with rich tapestries, exquisite Chinese and Japanese vases. It is a pity that photography was not permitted. It is just three months now and my memories have worn off quite a bit, wish there were photographs to refresh them.


Below is the view from the rear of Palazzo Madama. A dark grey monument, one of the various UNESCO World Heritage monuments scattered in Turin. The rear part has been restored and maintains an ancient look while the front part of this Palazzo has modern designs in white stone. Today it houses museum with collection of rare artifacts.


The most spectacular was the remains of Roman amphitheatre; this belongs to first century BC. It is in ruins today, yet the atmosphere around it was silencing, history untouched by the modern structures coming around it. I hope it survives the wear and tear of time for many many more years.

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26 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    I have so enjoyed your travels and am so glad that you have shared them with us. Turin is such a fantastic city. The ruins of the Roman amphitheater are awesome. When I've visited places like this, I always wished the walls could talk and tell me about the history they have seen! Your photos are superb as always! Enjoy your week!

    Sylvia

  2. Haddock says:

    The Palazzo Madama looks huge.

  3. George says:

    Thanks for all the marvelous pictures you've shared with us of your vacation. I really like the photo of the Palazzo Reale. It's a beautifully elegant building.

  4. your posts take me to places i long to go and because of you i have had a taste of the places even though my own travel to those places would not materialize.

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  5. Ania says:

    Turin is still on my "to see" list of Northern Italy. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Carver says:

    Another fascinating post and photographs from your travel. You got to see so many beautiful places.

  7. You make me want to travel! Thank you!

  8. Anu says:

    Beautiful!!!!

  9. Rajesh says:

    These structures are unique and wonderful.

  10. sounds like an amazing trip! & these photos make me want to visit as well.
    have a great week.
    : )

  11. Babli says:

    Wonderful and marvellous pictures. Must be a unique and lovely trip you had. I enjoyed your post very much. Very well written.

  12. ladyfi says:

    I'm in love with that stunning Roman amphitheatre!

  13. The last picture is the ampithetre is'it? The angle from where you have taken does'nt looks to be in ruins, throw some light, and yes I continue to envy you

  14. YOSEE says:

    Palazzo Madama looks rather grim !

  15. Thank you all for the lovely comments. 🙂

    @Sudhir, I will share some more shots of the place in a different post.

  16. Nessa says:

    I can imagine the archers in the turrets.

  17. alicesg says:

    Very nice building and I think lots of walking to be done.

  18. JM says:

    Wonderful monuments!

  19. April says:

    What an amazing city!

  20. eileeninmd says:

    Great photos, I enjoy your travels. Awesome looking buildings and the amphitheatre is cool.

  21. EG Wow says:

    You make a great tour guide!

    I especially love your shot of the amphitheatre remains. It looks like it is still treated with the respect it deserves.

  22. Ann says:

    I like those round towers. Did you climb up ?

  23. Francisca says:

    Nice post, Indrani… I too like that last shot with the stones… you'd have to watch your steps walking over that. I've been to the nearby cities of Milano and Genova a number of times, but I've not been to Torino.

  24. Pietro says:

    Wonderful views of Turin! I really enjoy them!

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