Turin, known for its elegant architecture and refined cuisine, is the “Paris of Italy”. With a population of over 870 000, it gives you the wonderful opportunity for a magical holiday experience. Turin offers you its wealth of history and breath-taking views of the Alps. The city’s leading attractions include Museo Egizio, Mole Antonelliana, and Piazza Castello.
Get ready to fall in love with this beautiful destination, because cheap flights to Turin are now available for a limited time! Turin is the home of Turin Airport (TRN), which is a 25-minute drive or a scenic 55-minute train ride to the city centre. Turin Airport serves a large number of airlines, including Alitalia, Lufthansa, Air France, and KLM. Popular flights departing from Johannesburg to Turin are available. The flight duration is approximately 14 hours and 45 minutes.
Popular flights to Turin
* Please note that the prices are subject to availability and block out dates do apply over peak season.
Why visit Turin
In Turin, a wealth of historic buildings and streets is waiting to be discovered, including the Basilica di Superga, Palazzo Reale and Villa della Regina.
The streets of Turin light up at night, showcasing yet another side to the Italian destination’s beauty. Enjoy the exciting party scene at venues such as Smile Tree and Clorophilla.
A Stunning Location
Due to its location, Turin offers amazing views of the Alps and the Po River. Treat yourself to such sights while exploring the capital of the Piedmont region.
Essential details you need to know before your trip
1 ZAR = 0.07 EUR
Turin Airport (TRN)
Alitalia / Lufthansa / Air France / KLM
GMT + 1
Type F / L
Best time to visit Turin
Turin has a moderate climate, with warm summers and cold winters, and variable levels of rainfall throughout the year. Summer (June – August) brings warm temperatures (low to mid-20s) and moderate to high rainfall (August being the wettest month at 80mm). Early autumn (September) offers temperatures around the low 20s, with rainfall around 40mm, which makes it a good time to visit if you want to skip the usual influx of tourists and higher accommodation costs. Rainfall is at its lowest in the winter months (November – February), but it’s also the coldest time of the year, with the highest average temperature of 9°C.
Weather & Climate in Turin
Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month
The historic city of Turin is a wonderful destination to visit in the gorgeous country of Italy. Boasting a rich past that dates back to the year 28 BC, you can discover Roman streets, and baroque, rococo, neoclassical and Art Nouveau architecture.
This stylish setting includes sophisticated boulevards, well-tended gardens and magnificent palaces, with one of the most famous ancient attractions being the Shroud of Turin, which many believe to be the actual fabric that covered Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. Make sure to explore Turin’s splendid mansions and majestic churches, as well as dine out in style at one of the many scintillating restaurants. When you’re up for exploring again, you should definitely take a walk through Carmagnola and peruse the stalls at Mercato di Porta Palazzo.
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You will need an Italian Schengen Visa to enter Italy. Passports may not be older than 10 years, must have 2 blank pages and be valid for at least 3 months beyond your date of departure from the Schengen state.
You can make your applications for this visa at the Italian Embassy in Pretoria (telephone: +27 12 423 000), and the Italian Consulates in Johannesburg (telephone: +27 11 728 3834), Durban (telephone: +27 31 463 1011) and Cape Town (telephone: +27 21 487 3900).
The closest South African representation to Turin is the South African Consulate-General in Milan.
Address: Vicolo San Giovanni, Sul Muro 4, 20121 Milan
Phone: + 39 2 88 58 581
Fax: + 39 2 7201 1063
Practise basic common sense while you enjoy your time in Turin. Keep your valuables in a secure place and out of sight. Make sure to avoid crime hotspots like the train station at Porta Nuova (even during the day), and the San Salvario neighbourhood. In addition, beware of the smaller streets near Porta Palazzo.
It would be wise to get all the routine vaccinations four to six weeks before your departure date. You may additionally need vaccines for hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and rabies, depending on what you do and where you go in Turin.