Turin is the capital of the Piedmont region in northern Italy, mainly located on the left bank of the River PO and surrounded by the western Alps. Turin was the first capital of the Italian Kingdom in 1861 and nowadays it is well known for its baroque, rococo, neo-classical, and Art Nouveau architecture. Several monuments reveal its glorious beauty and thatís why Turin is considered one of the top ten must-see cities in Italy. The Best of Turin is a pleasant stroll through the most famous sites, starting from the Castle Square and the baroque Royal Palace (UNESCO), the historical and political heart of the city. After admiring the main Cathedral hosting the Holy Shroud (when publicly shown) or the Royal Church of S. Lorenzo (with a copy of the Shroud), the tour includes a visit to Palazzo Madama (UNESCO) that houses the Museum of Ancient Art (skip the line) and the medieval tower from which youíll enjoy a breathtaking view of the city (the ticket is valid all day for visiting the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions on your own as well). Along the walking tour youíll also admire the ancient archeological sites dating back to the roman period, the magnificent Palazzo Carignano (UNESCO) that hosted the first Italian parliament and the countless elegant historical cafes where you will taste a typical hot chocolate/coffee drink. The tour will end close to the majestic Mole Antonelliana, true symbol of Turin, housing the National Museum of Cinema, the tallest museum in the world.