Once the historic capital of the motorcar, with a proud industrial vocation, Turin is today above all recognised as a city of art, music and cinema.

Vivacious and in constant ferment, long a dynamo in the fields of research, training and planning related to Design, Turin is a city filled with green, with over 300 km of tree-lined avenues and countless parks. It leans gently against the hills as it winds with the Po River, and owes much of its charm to its suggestive geographical position at the foot of the western Alps. 

The first capital of Italy, today the city invites you to discover its many cultural itineraries and historical monuments, e.g. the Royal Residences, the Mole Antonelliana holding the National Cinema Museum, the Teatro Regio Opera House, and the museums that testify to the city’s versatility, such as the Egyptian Museum, the Museum of Oriental Art and the Automobile Museum. Plus elegant buildings, parks and tree-lined avenues, historic restaurants and cafés, long arcaded streets, multi-ethnic areas and many events that place it at the centre of international cultural debates. 

There are also many places to be visited and explored not far from the Piedmontese capital: lakes, characteristic villages, castles, natural parks. Among the most unmissable destinations are the Langhe hills, an area recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, spread between Cuneo and Asti. Rich in history, art and culture, this is also a source of pride for Piedmont’s quality food and wine sector.

The Istituto Europeo di Design has been present in Turin since 1989. Its campus is based in the residential heart of the city, a few steps from the two stations of Porta Nuova and Porta Susa, and well connected with the Torino Caselle airport. This historic home was originally part of a convent, and has retained a centuries-old mood that is still perceptible in the internal garden, where students from all over the world can mingle creatively. 

As well as staging international events, such as the ATP Tennis Finals in 2021 and the Eurovision Song Contest in May 2022, Turin demonstrates its openness to current issues and contemporary targets. The city is evolving an increasing vocation for innovation applied to urban contexts, and to issues related to the future of mobility.

Open Days

From 8th to 12th July online and in our locations!

We look forward to seeing you for presentations of our Bachelor Degrees (DAPL), Master's Degrees (DASL), Master's Programs and Continuing Education.

A school
made of people

Paola Zini

Director - IED Torino

Leonor Martinez

Academic Standards Manager - IED Torino

Emma Cova

Academic Manager - IED Torino

At the service of our students

Services, facilities, customised counters and dedicated teams

IED cares about the all-round well-being of its students, and with this in mind, in recent years it has activated didactic and extra-educational support services to help make the study experience integrated, participatory and mindful.

IED Turin, through a network of affiliated residential accommodation, supports you in finding well-connected accommodation with the location of your course of study.

Access Accomodation services page

Discover the services available to you to get in touch and learn more about IED, find your way through your admission process and the important steps you will need to take to successfully start your IED journey.

Discover all the general services of the IED

Where to find us

IED Torino - San Quintino

Via San Quintino 39 10121 Turin
Tel. +39 011 541111
Fax. +39 011 517016

IED Torino - Marconi 

Via Nizza 18 - 10124 Torino           
Tel. +39 011 541111
Fax. +39 011 517016

How to reach us

GTT (Gruppo Torinese Trasporti) is the company charged of public transport in Turin.

The GTT website offers comprehensive information and allows to calculate the shortest route by entering the desired destination. On the company portal, you can download the updated schedule of transmission lines.

In the city of Turin has been activated an efficient service of Bike Sharing ToBike, through which you can get around the city on two wheels with all the advantages of cycling in city traffic.

From Turin it is possible to reach any destination in the country by train.

The most important railway stations are Torino Porta Nuova and Torino Porta Susa, easily reachable by public transport.

Visit the site of Trenitalia to know timetables and conditions of carriage.

The “Sandro Pertini” airport lies in Caselle, at about 16 km from the centre of Turin.

Info: +39 011 5676361/2 (from 6 a.m to 12 p.m) or www.aereoportoditorino.it or www.turin-airport.com


Every year, appointment with

Turin International Book Fair

It is the most important Italian event in the field of publishing. It takes place in Turin once a year, in May, and hosts publishers of various sizes. The conference rooms host a varied schedule of lectures, performances, book presentations and educational initiatives, according to a central theme that varies from year to year.


An international contemporary art event and a stage for the best research in the visual arts: over 180 galleries with works by more than a thousand artists. Museums, foundations, magazines, conversations, conferences and the sister event: Paratissima, dedicated to emerging talents.

Torino Film Festival (TFF)

It is one of Italy's leading film festivals. Launched in 1982 as the International Festival of Young Cinema 1982 and held permanently in the city of Turin, it is mainly dedicated to independent cinema.


Map your interest

Discover design, culture and lifestyle hotspot in Turin

  • MAO – Museo d’Arte Orientale
  • MAUTO - Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile di Torino
  • Museo Egizio
  • Museo Nazionale del Cinema
  • Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano
  • Musei Reali
  • Polo del ‘900
  • Circolo del design
  • Fablab Torino