2015-02-022015-02-02 Hire a campervan in Turin
Hire a campervan in Turin
Turin is the capital city in the Italian region of Piedmont. It is home to the mystery of the Shroud of Turin and was the first capital when Italy was unified as one country, as recently as 1861. It is the home of the famous football team Juventus, and is on the doorstep of fantastic ski regions. There’s something for everyone here, so get mobile in a motorhome rental in Turin as part of an epic Italian road trip.
The widest choice of campers to hire in Turin
No matter what sort of group you need to accommodate on your Italian adventure, whether it’s cosy couple or noisy tribe, Motorhome Republic can find the right van for you. Visit our website, or download the mobile app, and give us some details: what city are you picking up from, dates you are travelling and driver’s age. Just like that, we can show you every available camper for your holiday in Turin; large or small, manual or automatic, from local operators to global brands. The price displayed is for your whole holiday, and we offer a best-price guarantee for additional peace of mind. Go ahead and book securely online, or talk through any remaining questions with our friendly motorhome experts over the phone.
Road-Trips in Piedmont
Turin has its own international airport with good connections to the rest of Italy and Europe. Summer or winter, there is plenty to explore in the mountains of Northern Italy, or cross the border to France or Switzerland.
From Turin, you could also go on a day trip to Milan or Genoa.
Where to stay in Turin, motorhome accommodation
Turin is not well served for campsites near the city, as most are somewhat further away near the lakes or mountains. The closest is Camping Avigliana Lacs, a nice destination in itself, about a half-hour drive from the city. The campsite is wooded and near a lake, where you can snorkel, windsurf or water-ski.
Eating and Drinking in Turin
The culture in Turin has been responsible for some very specific food inventions. They were the first to develop a saleable hard chocolate bar. They have since innovated on this, with Gianduiotto, chocolate with hazelnuts. So seriously do they take their chocolate, they have a major festival around it, Cioccolato, every March. Chocolate is also included in their coffee and gelato. Look out for the excellent Grom’s chain of gelato stores around the city.
The city is also host to a major meeting, the Slow Food Event - a biennial celebration of artisanal foods. It includes classes, tastings, food-stalls and dinners with producers from all around the world.
The largest outdoor market in Europe is held in Turin at the Porta Palazzo every Saturday, with ample opportunities to purchase local produce and stock up your Turin camper rental.
What to see and do in Turin
A distinctive landmark of Turin is the Mole Antonelliana, a 167-metre aluminium tower, which is featured on Italy’s two cent coin. The tower has stood since the late 19th century, but is now home to the Museo Nazionale del Cinema. Visitors are treated to a tour of cinematic history and memorabilia. The tower has a glass panoramic lift that can travel 85m in just under a minute, to an outdoor viewing deck, offering stunning views day or night.
Fiat has its headquarters in Turin - in fact, the ‘T’ in Fiat stands for Torino. So it is fitting that the city is also home to the National Automobile Museum. It has recently reopened after extensive renovations in 2012 and is now up to date with technology, all Wi-Fied, and with an app to download for more information. The museum has over 200 vehicles on display, over three floors, with an Italian preference for displaying cutting edge design over engine blocks. Part of the museum is an open garage, available to view by appointment, to see vehicles in the workshop or undergoing restoration.
Just outside Turin is Piedmont’s Milky Way, Via Lattea, two parallel ski valleys, which were venues for many of the 2006 Winter Olympic sports.
Driving Tips in Turin
Most of central Turin is a no-traffic zone, so make use of the city’s well-designed public transport system within the centre. Out and about in Piedmont, take care on mountain passes; local, on-coming traffic can seem fearless!