The aristocratic city of Turin is famous for its art galleries, palaces, opera houses, churches and theatres. It also has some fabulous restaurants, sophisticated shops, leafy parks and grand boulevards, all within easy reach of the Mediterranean Sea and the Italian Alps. As a result, it is a great starting point for exploring Italy’s beautiful Piedmont region by campervan.
A motorhome is highly recommended for exploring the region as the roads are in great condition and campgrounds can be found close to Turin as well as in other parts of the region. Self-drive by recreational vehicle is by far the best way to take in the scenery surrounding the city and beyond.
Recommended campervan drives in Turin
this protected area sits high in the Italian Alps, near the Swiss border, and is an outdoor lover’s haven. It is a great place for hiking, climbing and skiing, as well as taking in spectacular scenery. While here, stay overnight at Camping Les Iles or Campsite Gran Paradiso.
some of Italy’s finest red wines are produced in this picturesque, hilly region. It is a short but beautiful drive here, with some great things to see along the way. Be sure to make a stop in Asti to visit its medieval churches from Camping U. Cagni. Or enjoy the wine and the scenery while relaxing at Caravan Site Sole Langhe.
a stunning stretch of coast that runs from the French border to Capo Corvo, with Genoa sitting smack in the middle. The narrow strip is divided into two sections; Riviera di Ponente and Riviera di Levante, both of which have numerous places to stay overnight, including Camping San Sebastiano and Motorhome Site Fossa Lupara.
Turin is serves by five toll ways, making it easy to access. Fascinating destinations close by which make for great daytrips include the not-to-be-missed House of Savoy. Other magnificent palaces as well as hunting pavilions and nature reserves, such as Carignano Palace, Valentino Castle and La Mandria Park, can also be seen in the area.
Enjoy the stunning landscapes by driving out of the city towards the Alps to picturesque towns in the foothills, like Ivrea and Aosta, both of which offer spectacular views of the mountains. Sports fans should visit Juventus Stadium where both the Juventus and Torino football clubs play, while historians will enjoy visiting Saint Michael’s Abbey.