We started out at the very center, the Piazza Castello, with its elegant and grand palazzi buildings.
On one side is Palazzo Madama, which also houses the Museo Civica d'Arte Antica. So if this is the Piazza Castello, then where is the castle you say?
We made a left turn off of Via Po and to find the Mole Antonelliana, an impressive landmark building that towers over the city of Turin. It was originally built as a Jewish synagogue when construction started in 1863. It now houses the National Museum of Cinema and is said to be the tallest museum in the world. On a side note, Stef says 'mole' means 'big thing'. Oh.
We came across this interesting looking artwork while wandering around.
Finally we arrived at the huge PiazzaVittorio Veneto, just next to the river. Across the River Po, we could see the Chiesa della Gran Madre di Dio, which resembles the Pantheon in Rome.
On our way back to Piazza Castello on the other side of Via Po, we spotted another beautiful church that we had missed before while passing on the walkway underneath.
We took a peek inside. It was beautiful for just another 'normal' church.
We stumbled into not one but two galleria style buildings. They reminded me of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milano with the glass dome arcade that lets in lots of light.
I imagine there must be many more gallerias in this city. These were just the ones we found by accident.
And that was our walk around Turin on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. So far, we had really enjoyed the culinary and the architecture side of the city. Next up, the Holy Shroud of Turin.