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Unusual tour of Turin for curious people provided by Melissoula

Unusual tour of Turin for curious people

Unusual tour of Turin for curious people
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What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
The Unusual tour is the most complete and informative walking tour (at least 3.5 hours) through the touristic and non-touristic spots of Turin: historical cafes, noble buildings, authentic places with traditions and intriguing stories, hidden gems, private residential courtyards also off the beaten track, some archeology and even underground. The hours will fly by and you will certainly not get bored, I promise! - Is it true that the people of Turin are cold and reserved as they say? - Where's "Mussolini's finger"? - Why are there 18 km of underground tunnels and arcades? - Have you ever heard about 2017 Turin's tragedy? My style is ironical, informal and friendly, for curious people who want to be amazed by the city...like you! Forget about the guides with an umbrella, their list of dates and big groups, because I want to give 100% of my attention to everyone. Consider me like your LOCAL FRIEND, with whom you can also joke and have fun, not a guide! I recommend this tour to those want to understand the city with a local who knows many fascinating stories and unique places that you could not otherwise find, with an eye on the details that all tourist don't see. Moreover, also loving photography, I have designed an itinerary that will allow you to take very interesting photos. Do not just expect to walk and listen: get ready to chat, discuss the past, present and future of Turin, way beyond what's on the surface, in a journey backwards from 2021 to 15 BC! ✓✓✓ IMPORTANT: please WRITE to me BEFORE booking (here in the Q&A section or at 00 39 33 94 60 48 85) since, depending on your time availability and language, another day/hour would fit you better (the tour can be in 4 languages) and I could ask you to change day. I will answer as soon as I can (please don't call since while I ma doing the tours I can't take any call). I also do a shorter, 2-hour tour on a part of this itinerary, in case you want to spend less and walk less.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 119782P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
LIST of Turin attractions / restaurants / gelato shops / activities with price, opening hours, tips • Gratuities • Written RECAP of the places we have visited with historical references and insights
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
Via Roma, 4, 10123 Torino TO, Italy Meeting point is: 4, via Roma, at the corner with Piazza Castello. Double-check online the EXACT location before the tour, please.
Inclusions
LIST of Turin attractions / restaurants / gelato shops / activities with price, opening hours, tips • Gratuities • Written RECAP of the places we have visited with historical references and insights
Departure details
Via Roma, 4, 10123 Torino TO, Italy Meeting point is: 4, via Roma, at the corner with Piazza Castello. Double-check online the EXACT location before the tour, please.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Via Roma, 4
    Via Roma, 4, 10123 Torino TO, Italy
    Meeting point is: 4, via Roma, at the corner with Piazza Castello. Double-check online the EXACT location before the tour, please.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Turin
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Turin
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 3
    Porta Palatina
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 4
    Palazzo di Citta
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 5
    Via Roma
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 6
    Piazza San Carlo
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Mercato Centrale Torino
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 8
    Piazza Castello
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 9
    Torino Centro Storico
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 10
    Via Garibaldi
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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HazyD
Lebanon, NH22 contributions
Great way to kick off a trip to Torino
Dec 2019
I was really glad I took this tour, especially as it came at the beginning of my trip to Turin. Walking around with Marzia is a great way to get to know the city, to get an idea of things you'd like to explore further, and to see things that you likely wouldn't notice otherwise. (Cannonballs! Cafe d'orzo! Ancient underground coolers!) Marzia clearly knows her stuff, even when it comes to little-known corners of the city. I wouldn't have had nearly the understanding of the city that I came away with if I hadn't taken the tour. Highly recommended.
Written 23 December 2019
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Melissoula-Viator
Thanks thanks thanks! You are so kind! It was a pleasure for me.
Written 25 December 2019
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EV365
5 contributions
Excellent introduction to Turin
Oct 2019
Marzia (Mart-z-ah) is friendly, knowledgeable, and native to Turin. To have the opportunity to stroll around with her guidance was key and allowed our quick visit to feel complete. We were joined by our 16 year old and all three of us agreed that Marzia's informative introduction to Turin was enjoyable and a valuable part of our visit. Together we adapted the tour to our interests: light history, a bit of architecture, and an introduction to some of the important cafes (so there is flexibility if you have something that is of particular interest or otherwise). Towards the end we stopped for a break and were treated to local coffees and delicious sweets. Highly recommend! Gratzie : )
Written 16 October 2019
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Melissoula-Viator
Thanks to you, you are really kind! I enjoyed the tour with you all too!
Written 10 November 2019
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Suziee
1 contribution
Wonderful tour with an informative host
Sep 2019 • Solo
4 hours flew by with such a flow of rich information and so many interesting places to see, some of them hidden in plain site. I loved the church of San Lorenso with the secret murals only visible on the equinox and the royal library complete with secret panel. Thank you so much for your time and company.
Written 20 September 2019
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Melissoula-Viator
Thanks so much. Time flew for me too!
Written 10 November 2019
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Gitanillos
Roma45 contributions
Brava Marzia!
Marzia is very professional, king and lively. She knows Turin as only a local does. She shows you a lot putting you at your ease, so that you won't never feel tired or bored. Many tips, pearls, stories and anecdotes. Highly recommended excellent value for money.
Written 13 September 2019
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Melissoula-Viator
Thanks so much! I am so happy you liked my tour and thanks for the time you spent for the feedback. Ciao!
Written 10 November 2019
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Pamela B
6 contributions
Absolutely brilliant!
Aug 2019 • Solo
Marzia was the complete opposite of an impersonal tour guide reciting a script - she was knowledgeable, open to questions and just really friendly. The relaxed style of this tour was exactly what I was looking for. If you're thinking of taking a tour, take this one!
Written 27 August 2019
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Melissoula-Viator
Thanks so much Pamela! It was a real pleasure for me! Anything you need about Turin, I am here!
Written 10 November 2019
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kginsanmateo
San Mateo, California4 contributions
Terrific walking tour
Jul 2019 • Family
Thanks to Marzia for a wonderful introduction to Torino on a fairly hot afternoon. Our tour, with another young couple, was the perfect mix of highlights, insights and history of a very pretty city. Turin is our new favorite. And the ice cream and soda break in a beautiful cafe was very much appreciated. Cheers
Written 1 August 2019
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Melissoula-Viator
Thanks so much for your kind words! It was a pleasure to have your family!
Written 10 November 2019
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Jamie R
Sutton, UK3 contributions
Turin curiousities...
May 2019 • Solo
Marzia's tour is highly recommended.

Within a few minutes after meeting at a central location, it was like being shown around town by an old friend, which is so much better than being part of a large group following a leader holding a flag on a pole and getting in everybody else's way.

Many of Turin's historic sites and curiosities are in pedestrian areas and are not covered by the tourist bus routes, and we popped in to many places that could not possibly accommodate a big group. As promised, we visited many places of interest not highlighted by the guide books.

One of the biggest pluses is that Marzia is a language teacher. As I'm trying to learn Italian, she was kind enough do the tour in a level of Italian that I could understand almost everything and also clarified the bits that I didn't.

I hope Marzia is still offering tours when I next visit Turin, as I'd like to try the Food tour.

Thank you, Marzia.

Tip: As Marzia advises, make sure you bring comfortable shoes and an umbrella. You will mostly be walking on cobbled streets, so if you have inappropriate (or in my case "cheap") shoes, you will end up with painful feet. Also, bring an umbrella. The weather was not kind to us, but we were prepared.
Written 29 May 2019
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Thanks Jamie, I hope you are fine during these difficult days.... Hope to see you here in Turin soon! Thanks again!
Written 4 September 2020
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Luke G
17 contributions
Well researched and thought out walking tour around Turin.
Apr 2019 • Couples
I had the most wonderful walking tour with Marzia! It was an extremely well researched and thought out walking tour around Turin that showed you not only the main sights, but hidden gems that only a true local would know about. I can thoroughly recommend this tour, worth the money and time for sure! Grazie Marzia!
Written 17 April 2019
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Thanks Luke, I hope you all are fine during these difficult days. It was a pleasure! Thanks again!
Written 4 September 2020
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Nancy T
Nancy T
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Highly recommend !
We enjoyed our 1 hour visit of Turin with Melissoula . She was very kind , knowledgeable and gave us a quick snapsh
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Roving52669079067
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Terrific tour of Torino history
Melissoula provided a terrific and fun tour of Turin’s historic past. Along with her reconditions for food and wort
Lulu070
Lulu070
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La esperienza bravissima!
I had an amazing time walking around the beautiful Torino with Milissoula, who is a very knowledgable guide, an int
devilcay
devilcay
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Amazing tour in just 2 hours!
We stayed in touring just for one night on our way to Milan and we thought that an evening tour would have been the
Victo_Farina
Victo_Farina
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Excellent experience with excellent friends!
Marzia and Melissoula are awesome! They received me in their house and they treated me as part of the family. I w
AndreeaSaratanu
AndreeaSaratanu
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Great experience
I have been living in Turin for a few months for business and I have always wanted to get to know the city better a
devilcay
devilcay
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Piedmontese Baroque
I have to thank Melissoula for the fantastic visit to this unexpected location, which even the Turinese themselves
huntern2015
huntern2015
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A great experience
The tour was excellent. Marzia was very knowledgeable and gave lots of information which was interesting and someti
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