I just spent a week in Turin, Italy. So many people I’ve met asked me, “why are you going to Turin?” It’s not a very touristy destination. But.. I LOVED IT. I’m sure that this place will get a lot more touristy very soon, as it is a beautiful, low key, relaxing and gorgeous spot in Northern Italy. The park running along the river is stunning, the bridges are romantic, and the museums are not to be missed. Here are my favorite parts of Turin:
- The Museo Egizio (Egyptian Museum): This place was so incredible! There are so many interesting parts of Egyptian history, and this museum is so massive, it will easily take up your entire day. Good thing there is a cafe inside! The museum houses mummies, the book of the dead, sculptures, sarcophagi, human remains (!), and even a full on tomb that you can go inside. I don’t want to give it all away… seriously, go here.
- The underground tunnels! I went on a tour of the underground tunnels where Peitro Micca set off a bomb to prevent the French from invading Italy in the defense of Turin in 1706. I got to see the actual place where the bomb went off, the place where Pietro Micca’s body was found, and I learned a lot of really interesting history that I had not known about Italy and Turin. Going in an underground tunnel war zone?! Checked that one off my bucket list.
- Mole Antonia: This is currently a cinema museum with a massive tower. I got a ticket to go to the top of the tower, where you can see the entire city of Turin, plus the Italian alps. It is pretty breathtaking.
- The Royal Palace: This was one of my favorite places to go. The inside of the palace is just incredible. I got some great decorating tips for my future castle. But really, the detail put into this is just really amazing. I was in awe the entire walk through.
- Via Po: This is a great street to walk down to the Po River. The entire sidewalk is covered in arcades and filled with great shops, restaurants, and cafes. At the end of the street, when you get to the river, is a massive piazza (open square) that is a great place to stop for a coffee, snack, meal, or afternoon drink. There is a great spot just down the river to sit down and enjoy the view. Italy is one of the most romantic places in the world. It is beautiful! It is a great place for a couples getaway, a trip with a friend, or a solo trip. I would definitely recommend a trip to Turin.
Which place would you like to visit first in Turin? Let me know in the comments below!
I saw a lot of dead people today. Really really old dead people… MUMMIES.
I went to the Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy today, and saw some crazy stuff.
THAT IS AN ACTUAL MUMMY.
There were actually a large amount of mummies, so many that I lost track of how many I’d seen by the time I left.
The museum was super interesting, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Turin.
The statues were insane to see.
The detail is just so amazing.
Then we found an actual Egyptian temple that had been moved from Egypt to the museum in Turin. I never thought I would actually go into an ancient museum temple in my life, but today it happened.
All in all, it was a great time. I think the craziest part of the museum was seeing the actual human remains pictured below. CRAZY.
Have you ever seen a mummy?? Let me know in the comments below. 🙂
I spent the day taking a long walk over to Montjuc, a garden/castle with an exceptional view of Barcelona.
It took hundreds of steps to get to the top… but it was worth it.
Not too bad! I very much enjoyed the greenery surrounding the view also.
And of course found my favorite alley ways and most unique pieces of Barcelona on the way.
I can’t believe my time in Barcelona is coming to an end… I love this city so much. I am definitely adding it to my new bucket list of places to live. 🙂
Please let me know in the comments if you’ve ever been to Barcelona or are planning a trip here!
Have a great day 🙂
Barcelona is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen. I love the atmosphere here; everyone is happy, there are fruit and vegetable markets everywhere, and THE BEACH. I have accidentally stumbled upon so many incredible places and I’ve only been here two days.
EXHIBIT A: I found this place while searching for the beach on day 1.
EXHIBIT B: The beach. I mean… it’s stunning.
EXHIBIT C: The city.
The city is filled with winding roads that house adorable shops, markets, and restaurants.
You know I can’t pass up a vegan burger!
Mexican-style black bean burger with bbq sauce, guac, and caramelized onions. I will DEFINITELY be recreating this at home.
I can’t get enough of the greenery hanging from the balconies.
EXHIBIT D: El Masnou. This is a tiny city just north of Barcelona. I’m staying here for a few days, then back to Barcelona for another 4 days.
If you look closely at this picture, you will see that the trees each have little sweaters on. Yes, someone knit sweaters for the trees. That is knitted yarn, not fabric. How cute is that?!
I can’t wait to explore more of Barcelona – this is only the beginning! Thank you for reading – if you would like to see more, I have a video showing my first day in Barcelona here.
PS. Hi Pepe! Thank you for reading my website every day. I love you <3