Turin -- Torino in Italian and to NBC Sports during the 2006 Olympics -- is an hour-long ride on a fast train from Milan. You don't want to change a toddler's diaper in the bathroom of one of these trains, I assure you, but in general it's a great way to travel.
I recommend the Turin Card, which costs 20 euros for two days and covers entry to all of the big attractions. Yesterday we visited the Museo Egizio (Egyptian museum), the observation deck and National Museum of Cinema at the Mole Antonelliana, and the Museo Civico d'Arte Antica in the Palazzo Madama.
At the Egptian museum, we discovered a previously unknown mummy:
and saw some sphinx:
There also are many, many represenations of Sekhmet, the lion-headed goddess. We don't seem to have gotten any photos of her, which is somewhat of a miracle considering the number of statues there are depicting her.
We saw the city from the observation deck of the Mole Antonelliana and visited the National Museum of Cinema there.Unfortunately, Turin's signature dome IS the Mole, so we didn't get any photos of the skyline with it. We'll have to take the Superga Rack Railway up the mountain to do that, and we definitely will on a later trip. We didn't visit the replica Shroud of Turin, either.
But we did see an interesting variety of artifacts at the antiquities museum. We didn't have the camera with us, but here's a look at what it offers. There's a modest Greco-Roman section, some interesting Baroque things, and a special ceramics exhibit at the moment.