What you should know before hiring a car in Turin
Car hires in Turin: practical information
Where to rent a car in Turin
Turin is easily reached via two airports: Caselle, close to the city centre, and Cuneo. There are plenty of car hires on offer at both airports so launch a search online to find the best one for your trip. It's best to do this at the same time as booking your flights to Turin.
If it’s easier to arrive to Turin by train, then your best solution would be to pick up your Turin car hire from the city centre. You’ll find a number of the big brands available right near Stazione Porta Nuova.
Driving in Turin: parking and other tips
A company called GTT manages the car parks in Turin, providing more than 50,000 spaces for parking. There are a few different choices when it comes to parking, from blue-lines on the streets to car parks.
There are parking vouchers available in most small shops and at new stands which cost €1.5 each or €13 for ten which can be used for street parking. Careful though, parking in the ZTL zone costs €2 each. You can also inquire at car hire agencies in the city centre where to park, they’re almost always located near car parks.
Road trips from Turin: what to do, what to see
Start your discovery of Turin in the historic city centre. Like an angel, Mole Antonelliana overlooks the city and is the highest piece of masonry in Europe. Completed in 1889, the tower reaches an impressive height of 163.35 metres. Other historic buildings not to miss are the Piazza Castello, Piazza Madama and the Duomo di San Giovanni.
This castle was once a defence fortress, it feels like you’re taking a trip back through time when you drive into Moncalieri. The castle is one of the Savoy Residneces and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the city centre, you cannot miss the Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, built in 1825 with a beautiful fountain in the middle.
San Giorgio Canavese
This ancient castle was once the home of the Biandrate family. The fabulous building boasts a large garden, which hosts outdoor performances in the summer months. The baroque castle attracts thousands of tourists each year and would be the perfect day trip while on holidays in Turin.