Unusual tour of Turin for curious people

Torino, Italy

Experience hosted by Melissoula

3.5 hours, Hosted in 6 languages
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Up to 4 people
Includes tickets and equipment

What you'll do

The Unusual Turin tour is the most complete and informative walking tour (at least 3.5 hrs) through touristic and non-touristic sites of Turin: historical cafes, noble buildings, authentic places with traditions and intriguing stories, private residential courtyards off the beaten track, "unexpected" churches and even underground. We'll learn a lot about the city.

- Why is there a "devil" in the Royal Church?
- Where's "Mussolini's finger"?
- Have you ever heard about 2017 Turin's tragedy?

My style's ironical, informal and friendly, for curious people...like you! Forget about the guides with an umbrella, their list of dates and big groups: I want to give 100% of my time and attention to everyone.
Consider me your funny (why not) art historian and LOCAL FRIEND, 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 couldn't find on your own, with an eye on the details that all tourist don't see.

Don't 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! Time will fly, promised!

✓✓✓ Please WRITE to me BEFORE booking since, depending on your availability and language, another day/hour could be better (the tour can be in 4 languages).
Whatsapp: +393394604885 or here
The Unusual Turin tour is the most complete and informative walking tour (at least 3.5 hrs) through touristic and non-touristic sites of Turin: historical cafes, noble buildings, authentic places with traditions and intriguing stories, private residential courtyards off the beaten track, "unexpected" churches and even underground. We'll learn a lot about the city.

- Why is there a "devil" in the Royal Church?
- Where's "Mussolini'…

What's included

  • Tickets
    - Written RECAP of the places we have visited with practical information<br...
  • Equipment
    - LIST of Turin's attractions / restaurants / gelato shops / activities wit...

Meet your host, Melissoula

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I want to provide what I look for when I travel: good places to visit, good company and good memories! Consider me your LOCAL FRIEND, not a guide!

I was BORN and RAISED in Turin. I studied Art restauration and am graduated in Art and Cinema History at the University of Turin. I am a teacher of Italian for foreigners and speak also English, French, Spanish, Portuguese.

In 2010 I started to work for some relocation companies that support the expats in their "new life" in Turin and for several companies that provide language tutoring.

I'll be at your complete disposal for any questions you may have about Turin/Italy: what to visit, where to eat, transport, culture, language, etc.
Here are all my experiences, for different budgets and interests:
https://www.airbnb.it/associates/212765?s=67&c=.pi115.pk0_11&a4ptk=28149_0_11_212765&af=115

I want to provide what I look for when I travel: good places to visit, good company and good memories! Consider me your LOCAL FRIEND, not a guide!

I was BORN and RAISED in Turin. I studied Art restauration and am graduated in Art and Cinema History at the University of Turin. I am a teacher of Italian for foreign…
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Where you'll be

We'll walk for 3.5 hours in ALL central districts (market area, Baroque, Medieval, Roman, Fascist districts), partially under the arcades (great when it rains).

To get an idea of why this Unusual tour of Turin is the most popular and imitated, take a look at some of the (more than 350) reviews, all positive, from those who have done it before.

I suggest you to join me on your very first day, to skip all tourist traps thanks to my best tips.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 114 reviews.

Linda
July 2021
Melissoula’s tour of Turin in a definite must when you visit Turin. She is amazing. Knows the history of the city and tells about it in a fun and amusing way. Ten stars. Melissoula is the best.
Manuela
July 2021
Tour fantastico...quattro ore volate ad ascoltare Marzia con il suo modo affascinante di raccontare Torino. L'amore per la sua città si percepisce da ogni parola da ogni racconto attraverso percorsi che illustrano la storia, l'architettura, la cultura e i tanti segreti di Torino. Nei miei numerosi viaggi non ho mai trovato una persona speciale come lei...grazie ancora di tutto.
Carlotta
July 2021
6 o 7 stelle, questa è la valutazione che si merita. Narrazione affascinante, humor, competenza, disponibilità. Si merita la migliore recensione possibile
Ashlinn
June 2021
We had an amazing time exploring Turin worth Melissoula. She’s very knowledgeable and a lot of fun!! We got to see and learn the kind of things you can’t just google… really wonderful experience. Highly recommended!
Heike
June 2021
Die Tour war wirklich exzellent und besonders: keine normale sightseeing- Tour, sondern voller besonderer Einzugartigkeiten, kleine Geschichten zu besonderen Orten, Höfen, Architektur, ‚Underground‘, turinischen Spezialitäten und vieles vieles mehr. Wir waren neugierig und Habermas vieles interessantes rund um Menschen, Cafés und Spezialitäten, Hintergründen und geheimnisvollen Ecken, Lebensstil erfahren, Vielen Dank, wir haben Turin ganz besonders kennenlernen dürfen!
Dag-Alexander
June 2021
Melessioula kennt Turin aus ihrer Westentasche, sie kann jede Frage beantworten, spricht hervorragendes Englisch und ist eine sehr angenehme Begleitung für die 4,5 Stunden, die wir mit ihr verbracht haben. Ich kann sie uneingeschränkt empfehlen

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

- Energy to walk (try not to be too tired before the tour)

- An umbrella (Turin's weather is unpredictable)