If you’re travelling to Turin to see your side against the mighty Juventus, then rather than the Stadio delle Alpi, the Old Lady’s stadium between 1990 and 2006, it is the imaginatively named Juventus Stadium, or sometimes just ‘Stadium’, that you’ll need to find.
The good news if you live in the London area is there are direct flights to Turin from Stanstead or Gatwick with Ryanair and British Airways respectively. However, if you have time to burn, you might decide to travel by train by catching the Eurostar from St. Pancras to Paris, and then a high-speed TGV train all the way to Turin.
If you fly to Turin you will land at the Caselle Aeroporto Internazionale di Torino, just 10 miles north of the city. It will take you 15 minutes to get to the city centre by taxi. There is also an express rail service outside the airport terminal which reaches the city centre in less than 20 minutes.
The Juventus Stadium itself is located in the Vallette borough of Turin, a quiet residential area 7 kilometres from the city centre. Travelling to the stadium from the city centre is easy using the special tram service (line 9) which runs on match days and connects the stadium with metro stop Bernini. Bernini can be reached using metro line 1 from the Turin train stations Porta Nuova and Porta Sosa.
On non-match days, if you’re doing a Juventus Stadium tour, you’ll probably be best travelling by bus. From the city centre, take bus 72 or 72b in the direction of Viale Bruno Sper. or Picco. The journey will take about 40 minutes to the ‘Stadio Alpi’ stop.
If you’re looking for hotels near Juventus Stadium then there are a couple of reasonably priced options within a stone’s throw of the stadium. However, given the close proximity of the city, you might also consider some alternatives in the centre of Turin.
Juventus Stadium capacity: 41,475
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If you’re travelling to see The Old Lady play, or perhaps F.C Torino, you’re going to find yourself in the beautiful city of Turin. As well as watching some world class football (we’re thinking more Juventus than Torino here), you’ll be able to take in both renowned architecture and cuisine - with stately baroque buildings and old cafés lining the many boulevards and grand squares of this historic northern Italian city.
There is certainly no shortage of places to visit in Turin either before or after the game. One of your first Turin sightseeing should undoubtedly be a spot of sightseeing in the heart of the city. There’s plenty to take in, with the Duomo di Torino (Torino Cathedral), the adjacent Piazza Castello and the surrounding Giardino Reale, all three of which you can explore for free. You can then finish your Turin sightseeing tour with a stroll down the boutique-lined Via Roma, perfect for a spot of window shopping.
If you’re in the mood for a little cultural enlightenment, a trip to the Museo Egizo (the Egyptian Museum) comes highly recommended by travel blogger Jenny. This is one of the most important museums in Europe, displaying a huge collection of artefacts including sculptures, reconstructed temples and the fascinating 14th century BC tomb of Kha. As if there weren’t already enough artefacts for you to see in the ageing Juventus defence!
To complete your historical tour of Turin, Carpe Travel suggests the Shroud of Turin, located within the Cathedral of Turin in the Piazza San Giovanni, is another must-see. Although the real thing is kept behind closed doors, you will be able to see a replica of what is believed to be the burial shroud of Christ.
By now you’ve probably had enough culture for one day, and if the kids are in tow then a trip to Valentino Park is an excellent way to while away a sunny afternoon. With its re-creation of a medieval village, picnic areas, rickshaws, covered rides and a playground for the children, it’s little wonder Francesca of Patato Friendly is such a big fan.