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There are many things for kids to do in Piedmont — from walks along country lanes to interactive museums. Here are five top activities recommended by our Forbes Travel Guide editors:
1. The Egyptian Museum. A perfect escape from the scorching summer heat, the renowned museum in Turin (the largest outside of Cairo) features awe-inspiring Egyptian statues and curiously macabre mummies along its vast and somber hallways.
2. Valentino Park. Turin’s romantic Valentino Park is the largest park in the city and contains magnificent botanical gardens, as well as a reconstructed medieval castle and village. Bring children of all ages here to play along the banks of the Po River.
3. National Cinema Museum. Situated within the iconic Mole Antonelliana in Turin, the museum offers an interactive exhibit on the history of movies. A glass elevator smoothly takes you to the peak of the dome for a breathtaking view of Turin’s rooftops.
4. Boat tour. Take the kids for a cruise and admire Turin’s sights from the Po River. The new air-conditioned boats offer audio tours in various languages.
5. Chocolate tour. Explore the narrow alleys of Turin and the off-the-beaten-path piazza to savor the city’s famously rich chocolate pralines. You can buy the family a two-day ChocoPass, which lets you enjoy nine tastings at a series of unique and historic cafes.