The SpaceOur small attic loft in Turin is charming and very luminous: 30 square meters in the center of the historical district of the city.
It's the perfect location for a single or a couple (or for a couple with a child, or for three friends for few days), who like to be close to the most important monuments, museums, typical restaurants, wine bars, vivacious but safe night-life.
There are two big windows, so there's lots of light and the view is beautiful: you can see the mountains, roofs, bell towers, churches and the Mole Antonelliana (now the Cinema Museum).
Ther's one double bed (french bed) and a single sofabed large 100cm. Bathroom with shower (hair-dryer, shampoo, shower gel, etc.). Kitchen fully equipped, with dishwasher, microwave oven, toaster, washing machine, iron, etc.
There's a piano and a stereo with a selection of CD (classic, jazz and pop).
The flat is at the last floor (4rth without lift) of an ancient building (XVIII c.), by the architect Filippo Juvarra. Guest AccessMy home is your home during your stay in Turin: be nice with her!
Wireless internet fast connection is free.
There's no air conditioning (in historic properties it's not allowed to install air-condition systems - Historic Preservation Law, by the Commission of Fine Arts - in order to preserve the original front of the buildings), but a useful fan!
You will find in the apartment a selection of fresh products for your breakfast: bread, bio jam, butter, juice, milk, seasonal fruit, yogurt, coffee, tea, infusions, cacao, cereals and biscuits or cakes, sometime fresh flowers of my organic synergistic garden:)
Fresh laundry bed linens, sheets and towels provided.
I provide one bike, and you can bring yours and store them in the yard of my house, just ask me for keys. Interaction with GuestsI will meet you at the apartment to give you the keys and show you around. I'm always available for you - feel free to call or message me if you'll have any questions!
Our regular check-in time is 13:00. For arrival late in the evening, please let me know before booking! If the apartment shall remain unbooked the night before you, you’re welcome to check in earlier.
Check-out is not later than 11am, but can also be later if the night after you is free. The NeighborhoodOur apartment is right in the Roman Area (the so called "Quadrilatero Romano"), the historical and genuine heart of the old city.
It's close to the major monuments and museums: 2 minutes walk from the Cathedral, the MAO (Oriental Art Museum), the vivacious Porta Palazzo market where you can buy every kind of food, the Balon (open-air flea market, on Saturday) and the Gran Balon (open-air antiques market, second Sunday of every month); 5 minutes walk from Piazza Castello (Galleria Sabauda, Palazzo Madama, Teatro Regio); 15/20 minutes walk from the Porta Susa railways and the Underground, 20/25 minutes walk from Porta Nuova railways.
In Piazza della Consolata, 50m from my loft, there's the historical caffè "Al Bicerin", where you can taste the famous chocolate coffee with milk cream. In the same charming square, one of my favorite restaurant, il "Bacaro" (venetian, with fabulous cakes). You have to try also "Sibiriaki" (Russian) and "Bugianen" (piemontese) in Via Bellezia. Other typical piedmontese restaurants: Osteria "Al tagliere" and "Le tre Galline", both in via Bellezia, and the "Consorzio" in via Monte di Pietà (first class). For vegetarians: "Soup&go" in via San Dalmazzo (cheap and high quality, also take away and not only vegetarian) and many others in the neighborhood. Getting Around30 min. drive from the mountains, 1h30 from the seaside, less than 1h to the EXPO (Milan).
- If you arrive by PLANE: in front of the Arrival door of Caselle airport there is the stop of the bus (SADEM) which stops at FS Porta Nuova (C.so Vittorio Emanuele II n° 57/A) and FS Porta Susa (C.so Bolzano). Starts every 15 minutes, it takes 45/50 min. You can buy tickets inside the airport (6,50€) or in the bus (7,00€).
- From Porta Nuova station you'll take 20/25 min. walking: it’s a nice walking through the center and, if your baggage is not too heavy, I suggest it! Otherwise, you can take buses (e.g. nn. 52 or 67, stop at Fermata GARIBALDI: 11 min + a short walk till the house) or tram (e.g. n. 4, 18 min., same stop in Via Garibaldi). You have to buy tickets at the Tobacco/Newspapers shop in the station (not in the bus!).
- From Porta Susa station there are only 20min. walking, but you can also take the electric bus Star2 at the bus stop BOLZANO-CAPOLINEA (350 m. from the station) direction Cairoli and stop at Fermata ORFANE (14 min.).
- By taxi, from both the FS stations, you will spend about 7€.
- If you arrive by CAR: parking in the streets in Turin during the night (from 7:30 pm till 8:00 am) is free, but from 8:00 am till 7:30 pm you have to pay from 1,50€ till 2,50€ hourly! There are many covered parking garages around: the closest is in Piazza Emanuele Filiberto (150m from the house, 2 minutes walking, daily rate 12€); Porta Palazzo parking (Corso XI febbraio, 800 meters far, 10 minutes walking, daily rate 10€). Others: Via Bolzano (near Porta Susa station, 20 minutes walking, daily rate 9,80€) or Santo Stefano or Cittadella.
For info: (URL HIDDEN)
Or here: (URL HIDDEN)
There is also the possibility to park free all day and night long in the streets close to Piazza della Repubblica (150meters from the house) or further in the direction of the hills (Viale Enrico Thovez: see on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)Maps)...but you have to find them!
I provide one bike, but you can bring yours and store them in the yard of my house, just ask me for keys. Other Things to NoteWhAt's On in TuRiN nOw:
*** More useful tips on the Turismo Torino official website. Concerts, exibitions, events.