Turin is the capital of Piedmont.
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Turin offers an extraordinary variety of attractions and entertainment. It is also located a short distance from the mountains and major ski resorts, as it is easy to reach the Ligure and Western Europe, via France or Switzerland. It is an elegant and aristocratic city, Italy's fourth largest city after Rome, Milan and Naples and, together with the capital of Lombardy and Genoa, forms the so-called Italian industrial triangle. Rich in baroque-style buildings, large avenues, parks, art galleries, residences sabaude, castles, important museums and attractions, Turin is a city that has not yet been attacked by mass tourism, and this has allowed it to keep some of its characteristic features intact. In 2015, the city was the European Capital of Sport and hosted the Shroud's Hostess.
The institutional tourist accommodation activity is run by Turin tourism. There is a civic volunteer group in Turin made up of some 100 people called "Turin&You", which, despite the enormous difficulties in which volunteers work (poor facilities, lack of adequate means of providing information, etc.), covers the structural staff shortages of the tourist accommodation operator "Turin tourism". The group manages an information point and co-manages another point, as well as providing surveillance, assistance and accompaniment to groups visiting art exhibitions (e.g. "the drawings by Leonardo")
The city is close to the rivers Stura of Lanzo, Sangone and Po, with the latter passing from south to north. Another very important river is the Dora Ripaia. Turin stands between the hill and the plain (actually more than 200 meters above sea level) and is a few kilometers away from some important valleys, such as the Susa Valley, and the mountain hills of the Alpine chain, including Monfacia and Monte Rosa.
Turin has a very old story. There have been reports of settlements of Celto-Liguri populations dating back to the third millennium BC, but in general the birth of the city coincides with the foundation of a Roman castrum during the countryside in Gaul led by Julius Caesar. The first Roman insidiation in 28 BC became a real colony called Augusta Taurinorum (one of the former Celto-Liguri peoples), from which the current toponym of Turin derives.
After the fall of the Roman Empire, Turin was later ruled by the Ostrogots, the Longobards and the Franks of Charles the Great. In 1940, the Make of Turin was founded and the city passed under the control of the royal house of Savoy, becoming the capital of the duchy in 1576. In the next century, the city expanded, exiting the Roman wall and conquering the area of Monferrat and the city of Asti, as well as an outlet to the sea.
Since the beginning of the 17th century, after rejecting a long siege by the French and Spanish, the city has finally become the capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia governed by Savoy.
At the beginning of the 19th century and after the Congress of Vienna, Turin also saw itself assigned the kingdom of Genoa and Liguria, which laid the foundations for the unity of Italy that would take place over the next 50 years. Turin became the first capital of the Italian kingdom from 1861 to 1865, when the status of capital was assigned to Florence and, since 1870, to Rome.
Since then, Turin, deprived of its capital, had to regain a predominant role. As a token of moral compensation, a tax-benefit policy was implemented that encouraged the establishment of new establishments and international trade fairs, which soon made it one of Italy's largest industrial cities.
The era of World War II was very hard for the city, which was repeatedly bombed. To this must be added the fascists' and anti-fascists' struggles, in addition to numerous acts of violence perpetrated by the Nazis, were liberated from the partisan brigades
The end of the war saw Turin become, thanks to FIAT, the country's main industrial hub, marking the path of the economic boom and attracting thousands of migrants from southern Italy.In Turin, Rai and Sip were also set up as the first telecommunications companies in Italy.
Turin is also a city of culture, and every year there is the International Book Fair, one of the most important events in the industry, and it's also one of the main sites of the Slow Food movement, which organizes Earth Mother and the Gusto Salon. It hosts the Egyptian Museum, which is the second largest in the world because of the importance of collections collected
In recent years, especially since the 2006 Winter Olympics, Turin has undergone a major transformation with the modernization and redevelopment of many peripheral areas, which have brought it back to the splendor of the best times.
How to orient
Via Garibaldi corresponds to the Roman-era Decumanus Maximus. It is a pedestrian island and connects Castello Square with Stationary Square.
The first one is the most famous town square. The royal palace and the Palace of Madama are located there.
Static Square is surrounded by buildings on the 2ND half of 1980
Course Vittorio Emanuele II runs from east to west in the south of the center. At Carlo Felice Square are the entrances to Porta Nuova train station, the most important in Turin.
The center is bounded north by the longest course Regina Margherita, which begins at the homonymous Po bridge and ends after 9 km at the ‘A55’ junction
On the left - hand side of the course Regina Margherita (shoulders to the river) are the Royal Gardens and the Mole Antonelliana, symbol of Turin, in Montebello Street. A little further, it is the square of the republic, home to a large open - air market. Every Saturday morning there is a historic flea market known as Balôn.
Among the roads running in the south-north sense, the most important is via Rome, which starts at Porta Nuova train station, terminating at Castello Square. It forms about half way through St Charles Square, Turin's most scenographic square, closed on its southern side by the twin churches of St. Cristina and St. Charles, both of the 18th century, and on the east and west sides by buildings with doors.
Palazzo Carignano is one of the most important buildings in Turin and is also part of the residences sabaude beneath the Unesco heritage one of the most beautiful examples of Italian Baroque, in 1848, the Carignano Palace became the seat of the Chamber of Deputies of the Subalpine Parliament
- Aurora Quarter — North of the center, across the Avenue Queen and Square of the Republic extends, on both shores of Doria Riparia, the Aurora neighborhood that began to develop in the 17th century, when silk tellers and craftsmen were established there. Today, the Aurora neighborhood is a multi - ethnic neighborhood. In the early 2000s, it had a very bad reputation, and fortunately the current retraining is diminishing.
- San Salvario — Extended to the south of the center, over course Vittorio Emanuele II through Course Bramante, the San Salvario neighborhood is separated from the left bank of the Po by the famous Valentine Park, which surrounds the homonymous castle whose shapes recall those of the French castles of the Loire and houses the Borgo Medievale, recreation of the late 800s of Pial medieval borgoes. mayonnaise or valdostani. Today, San Salvario is, like the Aurora neighborhood, a multi-ethnic neighborhood. In recent years, it has become one of the places of the Turin Movida with many spaces between the Marconi course and the Vittorio Emanuele II course.
- Nice Millesources — Also called "Molinette" — the neighborhood extends south of San Salvario, on the waterfront. There is the former Fiat factory "The Lingotto", which was transformed after a speech by Renzo Piano in a conference center with a large auditorium. It welcomes Pinacotec Giovanni and Marella Agnelli and the Museum of the car.
How to get
- 1 Turin-Caselle airport (IATA: TRN) (Situated 16 km from the center of the city), ☎ (information - for other contacts see here). Every 30 minutes from here, buses leave the city center in about 40 minutes. There is also airport transfer Terravision service, which links the airport to FS Ingotto station with intermediate stops at Botticelli, Corso Casale, Turin Exhibitions and via Giordano Bruno. Tickets for the Terravision buses can be purchased online, at the airport and at the stops. The rail link is operated by Gtt, line A of the Metropolitan Rail Service (SFM), which is running at Dora GTT station in the Aurora district of Turin. The companies operating domestic and international flights in 2012 were:
- Airfrance - From Paris.
- Alitalia - From Alghero, Amsterdam, Bari, Lamezia Terme, Moscow, Naples, Palermo, Reggio Calabria, Rome-Fiumicino.
- Blue Panorama - From Rome-Fiumicino and Lampedusa.
- British Airways — From London Gatwick.
- Brussels Airlines - From Brussels.
- Iberia - From Madrid.
- Lufthansa - Munich, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf.
- Lux Air - Luxembourg.
- Ryanair - From Madrid, Paris Beauvais, Brussels Charleroi, London Stantsed, Barcelona Girona, Bari, Brindisi, Trapani, Ibiza, Malta.
- Tap Portugal - From Lisbon.
- Turkish Airlines - From Istanbul.
- 2 Cuneo-Levaldigi airport (IATA: CUF), ☎ (information - for other contacts see here). Cuneo airport, where only three flights currently operate (Cagliari, Trapani and Casablanca), is connected by the buses of the CTL with the center of Turin. The journey time is 1 hour.
Turin is easily accessible via the following motorways:
- A4 from Trieste - Venice - Milan
- A5 from Geneva - Bern - Aosta
- A21 from Bologna - Piacenza
- A6 from Savona
- A32 from France, Lyon - Chambery - Oulx
To get to Turin cheaply you can use the Turin Carpooling service
Two tourist boats (Valentine and Valentina) are available on the Po River, which are operating the Murazzi-Moncalieri route. After the 2016 Turin flood, the two vessels are temporarily out of use.
Turin has several railway stations. The main access points to the city are three:
- Porta Nuova train station — major Turin train station where the international, high-speed, long-distance trains depart. It's served by line one of the subway.
- Porta Susa Station — Second by Importance, it's an underground station, completed in 2014. It is just to the west of the center, just to the south of the Staff Regulations Square and to the bottom of Cernaia Street. It is the main railway station of the Metropolitan Service (SFM) and is operated from the underground line 1.
Most buses outside the city end up at the Terminal Bus Station in C.O. Vittorio Emanuele 131/H, at the Adriano Square. Europe and Sadem bus lines operate there
How to move
In Turin, it is possible to travel by subway, tram and bus.
The automatic metro, which was inaugurated in 2006 during the 20TH Winter Olympics, runs for 13.4 kilometers and has 21 stations. The two ends are firm and ingotto. The subway passes through railway stations Porta Nuova and the new "Door Susa".
In Turin, it is quite easy to move by car for the city's four-ring plant and the large roads it has, despite the sometimes confusing traffic and traffic system. Some roads in the center (also appropriately marked with led panels) are banned from private traffic at pre-determined times and, in the case of public transport, for all 24 hours.
It is suggested that particular attention be paid to the area north of the square of the Republic in the direction of the motorway (Corso Giulio Cesare, Corso Vercelli...), as pedestrian investments occur with a greater impact than the rest of the city.
What to see
- 1 Royal Palace (Castel Square). Mar-Dom 8:30-19:30. The royal flats, especially furnished with furniture, watches, china and silver, dating back to the 16TH and 19th centuries, are being visited. With the same ticket, you can visit the Royal Weapons, the Sabauda Gallery and the Museum of Antiquities.
- 2 Royal Arms, Castel Square 191.
- 3 Madama Palace (Castel Square). The facade of Palazzo Madama was made by Filippo Juvarra between 1718 and 1721. Today, it welcomes the Museum of Ancient Art.
- Museum of Antiquity, Via XX September 88/c.
- 4 Dman (Cathedral of St John the Baptist), Via XX September 87. The only example of a renaissance architecture in Turin, the duo was created between 1495 and 1502 on the commission of Cardinal Domenico della Rovere, who entrusted the work to the Tuscany architect Meo del Caprina. In the basement, you can visit the Diocesan Museum of sacred art.
- 5 Mole Antonelliana, Via Montebello 20. €8 for the panoramic elevator or €15 if bought with the ticket for the National Film Museum (November 2018). Dom-Lun, Mer-Ven 9:00-20:00, Sab 9:00-23:00. Turin symbol, Mole Antonelliana was built in 1862 by Alessandro Antonelli. Originally it was destined for the Israeli temple. After an interruption lasting a decade due to lack of funds, Antonelli was able to resume work following an agreement whereby the Jewish community gave up the building to the municipality of Turin in return for another building site. The building changed its destination and was dedicated to Vittorio Emanuele II. It was completed by Costanzo Antonelli, the son of Alexander, who had meanwhile died. The world's highest number of construction sites, built in masonry without the aid of reinforced concrete, has emerged
- National Museum of Cinema, Via Montebello 20 - Turin, ☎ +39 011 8138 560, €11 whole or €15 when bought with the ticket for the wide - lift; €9 Reduced (November 2018). Dom-Lun, Mer-Ven 9:00-20:00; Sab 9:00-23:00. It hosts pre-film optical cameras, antique and modern film equipment, objects from sets of Italian films and other international heights. .
- There's a series of rooms in the central hall dedicated to different genres of film.
- A wide - screen elevator is inside the museum, with transparent crystal walls, up to 85 meters high from which you can see the city.
- Museum of the shroud, Via San Domenico 28.
- National Museum of the Italian resurrection, Via Academy of Sciences 5. Palazzo Carignano is the headquarters of the National Museum of the Italian resurgence, the largest exhibition space in Italian homeland history, the oldest and most important museum dedicated to the Italian resurrection because of the wealth and representativeness of its collections, and the only one officially entitled "national". It is dedicated to the resurrective era, during which the political unification of Italy took place. The exhibits in the museum, which are due to a wider historical period, can be traced between 1706 (the year of the siege of Turin) and 1946 (the birth of the Italian Republic), with particular attention, as has already been pointed out, to the resurrective relics, which are linked to a period between the end of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the first world war ... The collections are stored on the noble floor of the palace.
- Museum of Egypt, Via Academy of Sciences, 6 (near San Carlo Square). 9:00-14:00 moon; Mar-Dom 8:30-19:30. "The road to Menfi and Thebes passes through Turin", as Jean-François Champollion the egitologist said about the museum of Turin, second only to the museum of Cairo. Many of the objects exhibited were collected by Bernardino Drovetti (1776 - 1852), at the time when he was French console in Egypt. In 1824, Carlo Felice bought the entire collection of the diplomat and placed it in the Guarini Palace (also known as the Academy of Sciences Palace), which is still the site of the museum. The strong pieces are the monumental statues of the Pharaohs Amenhotep II, Ramses II, Sethi II and Thutmose III exhibited in the halls of the ground floor, while the first floor is filled with funeral robes and papyrus. In the hypogeo, it is possible to retrace the history of the Egyptian civilization and to see the graves of unknown persons. On the ground are the most famous graves (of Kha and Merit) and the imposing statues of emperors and divinities. The museum is partially renovated until 2015: See the museum's website for which sections are not accessible.
- 6 valentine Park (Valentin's Park). A famous public park in Turin, located along the banks of the Po. Inside the Valentine's Castle protected by UNESCO and the Borgo Museum and medieval rock in Turin.
- Sabauda Gallery, Via Academy of Sciences, 6. Located in the same building that houses the Egyptian Museum, the Sabauda gallery displays paintings belonging to Savoia and coming from the Royal Palace. The original collection contained 365 paintings assigned to the Royal Gallery in 1832 at the behest of King Charles Alberto and transferred to its current headquarters thirty years later. The works of Blessed Angelico, Piero del Poulaiolo and Filipino Lippi admired them. A canvas by Jan van Eyck appears in the Flemish paintings section.
- Puppet Museum and Theater, Via Santa Teresa, 5.
- 7 Museum Pietro Micca, Via Guicciardini 7/a.
- Modern and Contemporary Art Civic Gallery (GAM), Via Magenta 31 ( Meter Station on Line 1 or Red).
Out of the center
- 8 National Museum of the Automobile Carlo Biscaretti di Ruffia , Corso Unita d'Italia, 40.
- Pinacotec Giovanni and Marella Agnelli, Via Nice, 230.
- Mountain National Museum, Monte dei Cappuccini Square 7 - 10131 Turin, ☎ +39 011 6604104.
- 9 Basilica of Superga .
- Villa La Thesoriera, Corso France, 192.
- Queen's Villa, S Street. Margherita, 79.
In order to access free entry or reduced ticket prices in some museums, you can purchase the Turin+Piedmont Card from the tourism offices and some museums. In addition, multi-day tickets for public transport in Turin can be added to the card.
Events & Holidays
- CioccolaTò, ☎ +39 075 5025880, fax: , @[email protected]. November. Chocolate party.
- Turin comics. spring - 11-12-13 April 2014. Hall and exhibition of the comic book market
- International Book Fair. May. Exposure in the publishing business.
- Northern Ireland Hills Festival. June. Theatrical shows in new and historical places in Turin
- VIEW Fest. October. Digital Film Festival.
- Alpha MITO club to club. November. International music and art festival.
- Turin Film Festival. November-December.
- Share Festival, Museum of Natural Sciences. November. International event of digital arts and cultures
- Artist's lights. Christmas period. Various lighting installations of contemporary artists in the main sites of Turin
- TurinPiemonteTour. All year round.
What to do
- A trip to the Basilica of Superga with the Sassi funicular to enjoy the splendid view of Turin from the top of the hill. Sassi is reachable on tram 15. If you're a sportsman, you can go to the back of the basilica where there's the tombstone commemorating the plane crash of the Great Turin. It is a well-established tradition that any team in the city plays against Turin first pays you tribute; It is also very common among the host fans to leave a scarf on their team in homage to the fallen.
- A walk on Via Roma from Porta Nuova station in Castello through San Carlo Square in order to enjoy the elegance of the city.
- A tour on the Long Po from Castel Square to Piazza Vittorio Emanuele I with the Church of the Grand Mother of God. Stop on the homonymous bridge at the square to admire the sight of the Pope.
- Give yourself a break in one of the historical bars near Castello Square, like Mulassano or Baratti & Milan (founded in 1873, famous for chocolate).
- Play hit ball, a sport born in Turin in 1986 and now considered a real specialty in the city. Many associations offer free proof.
- 1 Turin Night Run, Monumental Arch, Valentine's Park, @[email protected]. free. Tuesday, 20:15. TORINO NIGHT RUN is a community of runners with a passion for running and for their city. They offer collective training, which is open to people at all levels, every Tuesday evening with a meeting at 8:15 in front of the Valentine Park Monumental Arch.
Turin is not Italy's most famous shopping town. There are many high - end shops and small shops in the city. shops with typical products like wine are also popular. Libraries are also very popular in Turin, and there are many on the Po Street.
- Zone Quadrilatero Romano — Quarter, north of Castello Square, fashionable in the oldest part of the city, once unrecommended, has now been retrained. Today, there are many independent shops, many restaurants and bars.
- Zona Via Garibaldi —The Turin people claim this is the longest pedestrian road with stores in Europe. on it there are bars, clothing shops and shoes.
- Nike Store, Castel Square, 139, Via Garibaldi corner, ☎ +39 0342 571 73 15. It offers the Nike brand of sports shoes, clothing and accessories.
- Zona Via Giuseppe Luigi Lagrange — Pedestrian zone with the Lagrange shopping center.
- La Rinascente , Lagrange shopping center, Via Giuseppe Luigi Lagrange 15 (near Via Roma), ☎ fax: . Branch of the same chain of clothing and accessories shops. ,
- Zona Pietro Micca — Among the various multi-storable shops on this street is one of the three Turin sites of Frav, a clothing store.
- Frav, Pietro Micca Street, 12 c. Branch of the same chain of clothing and accessories shops.
- Zona Via Po — A street with some alternative shops under the porches from Piazza Castello to Piazza Vittorio Veneto.
- Zona Via Roma — Along this road, from Castello Square to the main train station, you can find more famous and expensive brand shops like Hermes and Dolce & Gabbana, as well as lower-priced chains like H&M, United Colors of Benetton and Zara. In CLN Square, behind St. Charles Square, there is a large shop in La Feltrinelli. There is also an Apple Store and a store in the French FNAC department store.
City shopping malls
- Commercial Center 8 Gallery , Via Nice, 230 (Lingotto FS railway station, or bus stop Galimberti (linked by Olympic Passerelle): lines number 1, 17, 18, 35). 10:00-21:00, ven-dom 10:00-22:00. A pedestrian corridor with shops sharing the building with a department of the Polytechnic Institute of Turin. Rebuilt by Renzo Piano. Near 8 Gallery is Eataly. This mall has about 65 shops, including 9 restaurants, like KFC or McDonald's.
- 1 Millecity Center, Via Giordano Bruno, 142 (Stop 516 - PHILADELFIA: lines number 14, 63), ☎ . This mall has 15 stores.
- 2 Dora Park Commercial Center, Via Livorno, 51 (Stop 1765 - TREVISO: Lines of assistance 52, 60, 60a, 67, 72, 72/), ☎ +39 011 437 27 57.
Business centers in suburbia
- 3 Auchan Shopping Center (Xstore Auchan), Corso Romania, 460, Famolenta (Stop 516 - FILADELFIA), ☎ +39 011 2 22 13 11. lun-sab 8:00-21:00, 9:00-20:00. Commercial center in the Famous suburb.
- Le crane, Grugliasco (easily accessible from the center with buses number 17 and their number 66 is less frequent, but more convenient for returning to the center.). Shopping mall in Grugliasco, just outside Turin.
- 45° North (45 North Entertainment Center), Via Postiglione (At the gates of Southern Turin, under the municipality of Moncalieri, heading for Trofarello/Villastellone). A commercial multifunctional complex, which was set up around 2003 and called this because it goes along its geographical parallel to latitude 45° North (although the latter cuts down the center of Moncalieri, a few kilometers further north).
- Luxembourg International Library, via the Academy of Sciences, 3 (just outside Castello Square). It is the most popular bookshop in foreign language books, newspapers and publications.
- It brings the Palace, Republican Square (north of the quadrilateral). lun-ven 06:00-13:00, sab 06:00-19:00. One of Europe's largest open - air markets. It certainly can be very interesting to visit him.
Organic and natural shops
- 4 "NatureYes" biological supermarket, 194 Moncalieri course (stop 2027 - SICILY: Line number 66), ☎ +39 011 661 37 79, fax: , @ (Central)[email protected]. lun-ven 09:00-13:00/15:30-19:50, sab 09:00-19:50. Yes, Italy chain of department stores. Sales of organic food, diet and macrobiotic food. Underground parking available to customers.
- 5 "NatureYes" biological supermarket, Corso Orbassano 248 (bus stop 309 - HOMERO: Line number 5, 5B, 5V, 11, 58, 74, 94 or stop 136 - PITAGORA SOUTH: Line number 2), ☎ , fax: , @ (Central)[email protected]. lun-ven 09:00-13:00/15:30-19:50, sab 09:00-19:50. Yes, Italy chain of department stores. Sales of organic food, diet and macrobiotic food. Underground parking available to customers.
How to have fun
Many nightclubs are concentrated on the river Murazzi del Po, especially in the forecasting section of Ponte Vittorio Emanuele I, and in the area around the Church of the Grand Mother beyond the Po River. The Piazza Vittorio Veneto and the neighborhoods of San Salvario and Quatrilatero Romano are rich in aperitif rooms, restaurants and nightclubs.
- 1 Wine In Sorij, Via Matteo Fisherman 10c (Near Vittorio Square), ☎ Wine and toothpicks.
- 2 Rossini Coffe , Corso Regina Margherita, 80 (at the corner to Via Gioacchino), ☎ . Caffe Rossini is a beautiful place with music attended by local youth.
- 3 Lab, Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 13/E, ☎ +39 011 8170669. Modern bar with a lot of young and beautiful music. A place to go during the week, when the city sleeps.
- 4 Coffe at Bicerin, Consulate Square, 5, ☎ +39 011 436 9325. He offers the classic Turin drink, Bicerin. A mix of coffee, hot chocolate and cream, is a wonderful delight on a rigid winter day. Situated in the small but scenographic consolate square, the Baroque Church of consulate is located on the other side of the square.
- 5 Turin brewery, Via Parma, 30, ☎ +39 011 2876562. 8:00-2:00. Four are the beers produced in the premises of this brewery. Have a good menu with your recommended beers. It can be very crowded.
- 6 Café del Caffe, Via Morgari 16/a (Zona San Salvario), ☎ +39 011 579 4274. The place is big and beautiful. Stayed with the original print and hit the first-time entrance.
- 7 Low 30, via St. Augustine 30/a, ☎ +39 011 578 8288. Two ways to drink, eat and laugh late.
Where to eat
Turin is most likely the city with the most public water fountains in the world where you can drink water for free. There are fountains everywhere, from the center to the periphery, and thanks to the nearby mountains, the water quality is excellent.
- 1 Lobelix , Savoia 4, ☎ +39 011 436 7206. Open 11 €. You can go to this bar and have a drink, which means that when you buy a drink, you get unlimited access to a food buffet. During the aperitif, all the drinks, from water to cocktail, cost the same price. It starts at about 6:00 p.m. and ends when the food runs out, usually around 9:00 p.m.
- 2 Gennaro Esposito, Via Giuseppe Luigi Passalwater 1/g (Near Stationary Square), ☎ Pizza approximately €15. To sit at one of the few tables in one of Turin's finest pizzas.
- 3 Brothers La Cozza, Course Regio Parco 39, ☎ +39 011 859 900. Outside the city center, this big, renowned pizza place, brilliantly decorated, is perfect for large groups of people. If you go in pairs, ask for a seat on the balcony to get a better view!
- Exki, two positions in downtown Turin: Via XX September 12 and Via Pietro Micca, near Castello Square, ☎ +39 011 560 4108. The healthiest fast-food food you can find in Turin, Exki serves fresh salads, soups, salted cakes, and healthy appetizers at low prices. You'll also find a selection of fresh fruit juices, organic beers and organic coffee.
- 4 Three Gauls , Via Sant'Agostino 25, ☎ +39 011 5216027. Nice wine in the aperitifs' area. The service is good and the atmosphere is young and relaxed, not too fashionable. Here you can eat or just drink. Turin dishes reinvented for the occasion.
- 5 Sfashion Cafe, Cesare Battisti 13, ☎ +39 011 5160085. The owner and the decorations are the same as Brother La Cozza: a funny kitsch. In fact, the owner is Piero Chiambretti, an Italian actor. Good pizza and dishes from southern Italy. Perfectly located on the beautiful Carlo Alberto pedestrian square.
- 6 Pizzeria Gonzales , Via Mollieres, 1, ☎ +39 011 779 0348. Simple but good local pizza. Numerous outlets in the city.
- Permitted Fruit, Via del vernè 16 (10060, Bibiana).
- BelFiore, Via Vignassa 21 (Sant'Antonino di Susa).
- The Zero , Piazza Francesco Crispi, 56, ☎ +39 011 850162, , Italian cooking in a housewife's atmosphere.
- 7 Justi Mauro, Via Maria Vittoria 21 (4 blocks east of Rome), ☎ Closed on time 14:00-19:30. Attended by commenters, almost exclusively Italian, because he accepts only cash. The menu doesn't vary between lunch and dinner. Good basic regional cooking at reasonable prices.
- 8 L Birichin , Via Vincenzo Monti 16/a,, ☎ +39 011 65 74 57. €25/35.
- 9 Arcadia, Subalpine Gallery (Castello Square), ☎ Sushi bar in a beautiful place.
- 10 Ala, Via Santa Giulia 24, ☎ +39 011 81 74 778. Meat with wine at about €25. I'm sure we'll have to try the wine cantucci for dessert. They're cooking Tuscan food, so if you're looking for local food, maybe you're in the wrong place.
- 11 Royal Sword, Via Principe Amedeo 53 (near Piazza Vittorio Veneto), ☎ . A classic restaurant with typical Piedmont plates but also a selection of Tuscany dishes.
- 12 Decorator and bleachers, via Lanfrancs 28 (Near the Grand Mother Church), ☎ Fixed menu 24€ with excluding beverages.
- 13 A Levella, Course Belgium 50/A, ☎ +39 011 86 00 173. Sleek restaurant with moderate prices.
- 14 St. Dominic Road, Pronda Road, 15, ☎ +39 011 701674. Traditional Italian cooking.
- 15 Pizzeria Two Towers, Course Fishermen 309, ☎ . Very good pizza and pasta dishes. Effective cordial staff.
- 16 The Poor Happy, Via Fidia, 28, ☎ +39 011 728928. Happy Italian restaurant.
- 17 Restaurant L'Agrifoil, Via Andrea Provana 7/E (Borgo Vecchio), ☎ , Fax: , @[email protected]. €35-40. Mer-Dom 12:30-14:30 Mar-Dom 19:30-22:30. Piedmont Cooking, 55 seats, is dog-friendly; accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit cards.
- Ciccio Paranza, Via Bellezia, 29, ☎ +39 342 8441911. €20/30. Mar-Dom 12:00-15:00 and 19:00-23:00. Fish restaurant in street food style. Informal and cordial environment. Great value for money. Seat-house style, happy and a little funny. Bucket of mussels, fried, grilled, day fished and delicious cakes.
- 18 Exchange Restaurant , Carignan Square, 2, ☎ +39 011 546690. A very elegant and exclusive bar and restaurant. Situated in the beautiful Carignan Square, Del Change serves all the traditional Piedmontese delicacies. He was allegedly the favorite of the famous Italian politician Camillo Benso of Cavour.
- 19 Mare Nostrum , Via Matteo Pescatore, 16, ☎ +39 011 839 4543. Excellent Southern fish dishes in Italy. The mixed appetizer is mandatory (the only one available in the menu), consisting of a series of small dishes of the day.
Where to stay
- 1 Hotel Two Mondi, Via Saluzzo, 3 (Savoyard City). Single, double and suite. Breakfast included.
- 2 Bed & Breakfast Casa Romar , Courso Chieti, 5, ☎ +39 011 899 9403.
- 3 Hotel Nice-Turin , Via Nice, 9, ☎ +39 011 669 0516.
- 4 Hotel Bologna , Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 60 (Facing Porta Nuova station), ☎ . Individual €50. Exquisite staff.
- 5 Doria , Via Academia Albertina, 42 (Near the central Puerto Nuova station), ☎ . Single €30, double €40. TV and bathroom in the room, with very friendly staff.
- 6 Holiday Inn Turin - Corso France , Massaua Square, 21 (opposite side of Massaua Metro station), ☎ . Modern, well-furnished hotel. Good breakfast at buffet. Wifi available but slow. Underground park.
- 7 Hotel Artua&Solferino , via Brofferio, 3 (near Solferino Square), ☎ . €60/160. Rooms for 1/4 people. Wifi and parking are available.
- 8 Hotel To , Sixth Street Intermediate South Site, ☎ +39 011 3981600, Fax: . The Hotel To is a three - star hotel easily accessible from toll - booths and the nearby Caselle International Airport.
- Hotel Savoy Sestriere , Via Fralteve 7 (Sestriere), ☎ Fax: . Single €65, double €90. The Savoy Sestriere is a three-star hotel located in the center of the city. A comfortable position to reach ski lift and center. This three-star hotel in Sestriere offers a wide choice of bedrooms: from single to suite. All rooms are equipped with modern services, such as internet access and private bathroom. The junior suite also boasts a small living room and a hot tub. ,
- 9 Bed and Breakfast Villa Rosa Torino , Via Caraglio 127 internal 6 (Near Polytechnic), ☎ , fax: , @[email protected]. €55. Check In: 12:00, check out: 12:00. Located in an independent house with private courtyard.
- Relais Villa Matilde , Via Marconi 29 (Romano Canavese), ☎ . The Relais Villa Matilde Hotel is located in Romano Canavese, just 35 km from Turin. Romano Canavese is an old and quiet town, dominated by a tall and quiet bell tower, situated near the borders of Valle d'Aosta.
- 10 Le Petit Hotel, Via San Francesco d'Assisi, 21, ☎ +39 011 561 2626.
- 11 NH Lingotto , Via Nice 262, ☎ +39 011 6642000. From 160. A four - star business hotel in a former Fiat factory in the city of Lingotto, just outside the city center. Large rooms from high ceilings. Tip: ask the reception for the key to access the roof!
- 12 NH Art + Tech , Via Nice, 230, ☎ +39 011 6642000. Even at the Ingotto, this hotel has five stars and the signature of Renzo Piano.
- 13 Hotels Diplomatic , Via Cernaia 42, ☎ +39 011 561 2444.
- 14 Hotel Victoria, Via Nino Costa, 4, ☎ +39 011 561 1909. Three star hotels. The junior suite has hot tubs for two people. Free wireless connection in most rooms and in the lobby.
- 15 NH Santo Stefano , Via Porta Palatine, 19, ☎ +39 011 522 3311. Located in the heart of the historic center of Turin, this hotel also has a beautiful spa. A few steps from the night life of the Roman Quadrilateral.
- 16 The Grand Hotel Sitea , Via Carlo Alberto 35 (A few steps from San Carlo Square), ☎ . A decent restaurant, always kind and available to staff. The rooms are well furnished and well maintained.
- 17 Golden Palace , Via dell'archbishodio, 18 (Near Via Roma and Piazza Castello), ☎ . A five - star luxury hotel with impressive rooms and halls.
- 18 AC Hotel Turin, Via Bisalta, 11 (next to Eataly Lingotto and center), ☎ . This 5-star hotel offers great prices for quality housing.
- 19 Boston Art Hotel, Via Andrea Massena, 70 (near the railway station), ☎ . Exclusive 4-star design hotel in the historic center of Turin.
- 20 Prince of Piedmont , Via Piero Gobetti, 15 (Behind the corner of the commercial and pedestrian area of Via Lagrange), ☎ . Another five - star hotel, right in the center of the historic quarter.
Turin can generally be considered a safe city. Be aware that the port Nuova railway station area can be quite dangerous on the eastern side, not just at night; attention to pickpockets! This is particularly true of the Saint Savior districts, which are located between the Valentine station and the Valentine's Park. Be very careful, especially with your luggage and backpacks.
Even areas near the Palace Door can be dangerous, especially on smaller roads.
Turin is home to two football teams, Juventus and Turin, playing in the A-Series. Juventus plays Juventus Stadium in the north of the city, while Turin plays the Olympic Great Turin Stadium renovated for the 2006 Winter Games. The rivalry between the two clubs is intense, but despite the coexistence between the supporters of the two teams in Turin is peaceful. However, caution must be observed in the vicinity of the derby, which is particularly acute, and where disturbances may break out near the stadium hosting the game. It will be noted that many Turin fans (the team with the largest number of fans in the city) also tend to wear gadgets of various kinds in their everyday lives to identify them; this should not be attributed to people who are violent or in search of trouble. However, weirdos whose colors and patterns can be traced to one of the two teams when the other has a match in mind should be avoided: Black white strips of Juventus, and Turin grenade red. Cautiously, it would also be appropriate to avoid the colors of some other teams when they come to Turin to play against Juventus, especially those of Milan (black red stripes), Inter (blue black stripes) and Fiorentina (purple). Similarly, the meshes of Atalanta (blue black stripes) and Sampdoria (blue with an encircled coat of arms) should be avoided when the Turin is playing at home. The meshes of the foreign teams except those of Benfica (Portugal) and River Plate (Argentina) for their long twinning with the fans of Turin are indifferent. The Liverpool jersey in England is to be avoided because of the memory of the Heysel stadium massacre.
How to stay in touch
- 3 Poste Italiane, via Maria Vittoria 24 (Postal Office Turin 1), ☎ .
- 4 Poste Italiane, via San Francesco da Paola 40 (Postal Office Turin 20), ☎ .
- 5 Poste Italiane, Corso Giulio Cesare 7 (Postal Office Turin 22), ☎ .
- 6 Poste Italiane, via Montebello 25 (Post Office Turin 23), ☎ .
- Italian Post, Lungodora 71/A (Turin 70), ☎ , Fax: .
The municipality joined the FreeItalyWifi national network.
The residences Sabaude, a series of castles built by the Savoia family, were of particular value in the outskirts of Turin, which were the title of king of Sardinia and then became sovereign of Italy (see Wikilobro)
- Palace of Hunting of Stupinigi, Prince Amedeo 7 Stupinigi - Nichelino Square (Suburbs-south of Turin. 11 km from the center.). The Hunting Palace of Stupinigi is the work of Filippo Juvarra. He was commissioned by Savoia in 1729. The interiors are luxurious and host the Museum of Art and furniture.
- Reggia di Venaria Reale, Piazza della Repubblica 4 - Venaria royal (Suburbs of Turin). 10 km from the center.). The Royal Venaria Reggia, designed by Amedeo di Castellamonte, was commissioned by the Duke Charles Emmanuele II of Savoia in 1658.