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Turin Torino and Piedmont region, day trip

Turin is awesome. With the snowy peaks of the Alps and the green hill of Superga as a backdrop, Turin is among the most beautiful cities in Europe. The residence of the Savoy family and first capital of the Italian kingdom, it’s a city lush with culture and monuments.

Turin is a city with historic background, located in the North West of Italy. Sitting by the Po river, Turin offers its visitors stunning views on beautiful scenery and nature. Turin is a regional capital and has an important role in the Italian economy, its population counts more than 1,000.000 inhabitants and thus it is a very busy place. This is why many of the tourist attractions are located close to one another within walking distance. The Museum of areas and Castles of Turin can be found near the popular cafes, restaurants and shops area where you can find different types of shops, boutiques as well as big international department stores belonging to Louis Vuitton or similar brands.

Travelers from all around the world are coming to Turin for various reasons. Whether it is for business, for a vacation, or just looking for a beautiful place to stay. There are many different activities and places that you can visit. City of Turin tourism is growing on a daily basis. Tourists come from all over the world to see the unique views and scenery Turin has to offer.

Turin, a city of about 1,000,000 inhabitants, is the capital of the Piedmont region and it is located along the right bank of the Po river at the confluence with the Dora Riparia.

The city is surrounded by hills and mountains (Monviso and Gran Paradiso in the west; Mt. Emilius and Mont Blanc in the north; Mt. Rosa in the east), while to the south lies the Po valley.

Turin has an area of 130.75 sq km (50 sq mi) and its average elevation is 240 m (787 ft) above sea level.

The climate is mild with hot summers and cold winters.

Turin's Cathedral was built between 1491 and 1498, on a commission from Duke Emmanuel Philibert. It has a Latin cross plan with a 17th-century dome. The interior, which was refurbished in Baroque style after 1718, houses several works by Guglielmo Caccia ("il Moncalvo"), including "Madonna with Saints", as well as works by Giovanni Martino Spanzotti (1525-1578) such as "Madonna of Consolation" and "Last Judgement".

The city is located in the northwest of Italy, on the Po plain, at the foot of the western Alps.

Best Hotels:

Hotel Principi di Piemonte 5*, Via Sacchi 8 - 10123 Turin (TO) Italy

Grand Hotel Sitea 4*, Piazza Carlo Felice 72-10123 Torino (TO) Italy

Grand Hotel Bristol 4*, Via Vittorio Veneto 6 - 10123 Torin (TO) Italy

Grand Hotel Toscanelli 4*, Viale Paoli 2 - 10125 Torino (TO) Italy

Places to visit: The Mole Antonelliana is a major landmark of Turin and a symbol of the city. The building was designed by architect Alessandro Antonelli, it was originally conceived as a synagogue, then became a cinema museum. On the top, there is a panoramic lift that takes you to an observation deck where you can admire a wonderful view of the city. Egyptian Museum, is one of the most important museums of Egyptology in the world and the only one in Italy. The museum houses the second largest collection of Egyptian artifacts after Cairo, including more than 30 thousand works that show history and development.

The city of Turin Torino is one of the most beautiful and elegant in Italy. Thanks to its strategic position, between the plain, the mountains and the sea, it was at times a crossroads on the way to Rome and at other times a garrison town for the Roman Emperors. It became capital of the Duchy of Savoy in 1563 and capital of Italy from 1860 to 1865.

Turin Torino has a compact historical center with large squares, narrow streets, Baroque residences and theaters. Today it is an important industrial center and home to Fiat, as well as being renowned as a city of culture.

The historical center has elegant porticos created by architect Filippo Juvarra. The Palazzo Madama houses both Turin's Town Hall and the National Museum of Antiquities. Nearby are the Galleria Sabauda which consists of some 800 paintings including works by Raphael and Caravaggio, while the Biblioteca Reale holds illuminated manuscripts, drawings and prints.

For a small city, Turin has an amazing number of museums, including some dedicated to some of its famous residents. The Museo Nazionale del Cinema (National Museum of Cinema) is housed in the Mole Antonelliana, an iconic building that is one of the symbols of Turin. This museum has the largest cinema archive in Italy, with around 300,000 films and over 1 million photos. The Galleria Sabauda displays a collection of paintings and sculptures by Italian and European masters such as Mantegna, Caravaggio and Rubens. The Museo Egizio displays a collection of Egyptian antiquities amassed by the Savoy's in the 18th century. It is among the most important collections in the world. Turin also has a small Egyptian temple that was brought from Egypt to Italy in pieces during Roman times and reconstructed in Turin. If you don't have time for any museums, Turin still offers plenty to see around town: the Palazzo Reale (royal palace), Piazza Castello (the city center), Piazza San Carlo (the second most beautiful piazza in Italy), Palazzo Madama (a palace with a Roman gate incorporated into it), Porta

Turin is full of shops and boutiques, it is also a shopping destination for many Italians, with the famous via Roma and Via Lagrange.

The main historical places to visit are:

-Palazzo Reale

-Piazza Castello

-Palazzo Madama (Museum)

-Palazzo Carignano (Museum)

-Duomo di San Giovanni Battista

-Cappella della Santa Sindone

-Basilica di Superga and the Royal Mausoleum of Savoy in Superga hill (by bus or car).

Turin (Italian: Torino) is a historic city and major industrial center of Italy. It is the capital city of the Piedmont region and was the first Italian capital from 1861 to 1865. The city has a rich culture and history and is known for its numerous art galleries, restaurants, churches, palaces, opera houses, piazzas, parks, gardens, theatres, libraries, museums and other venues. Turin's attractions make it one of the world's top 250 tourist destinations and the tenth most visited city in Italy in 2008. The city contains numerous Renaissance villas as well as Baroque, Rococo, Neo-classical, and Art Nouveau architecture. Turin has been an important cultural center for centuries; its museum houses many famous works including several by Leonardo da Vinci. The Shroud of Turin is one of the most famous relics in Christendom. Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist (Il Duomo di San Giovanni Battista), where the shroud is housed in 1578. Turin is also home to two famous football teams: Juventus F.C., who play at Delle Alpi stadium (the largest in Europe), and Torino F.C. It hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics

It was the first capital of Italy and the cradle of the Risorgimento, but Turin has much more to offer than its historical heritage. In fact, it is a city with a thousand faces: at once elegant and modern, industrial and green, animated by cultural events and vibrant nightlife. Strolling along its avenues and squares, you can admire splendid Baroque palaces, like Palazzo Reale in Piazza Castello or Palazzo Madama in Piazza Castello (home today to the Civic Museum of Ancient Art), stroll through the most beautiful arcades in Europe in Via Roma, or visit one of the many museums that make this city a veritable open-air museum. Turin’s museums host some of Italy’s most important art collections: from Pinacoteca Albertina with its works by Mantegna, Caravaggio, Rubens and Rembrandt to Galleria Sabauda with its masterpieces by Tiziano, Tintoretto e Veronese; from the Egyptian Museum – considered among the best outside Cairo – to Musei Reali which house works by Leonardo da Vinci, Canaletto and Tiepolo.

To discover the treasures of Turin is to reveal another face of Italy.  This artistic city with its baroque, art nouveau, and Fascist style architectures constructs a unique mixture of eras and styles.  A stroll around the historic centre reveals the complexity of Turin

Turin is a city with a history that goes back several centuries. In the Middle Ages, it was an important artistic center, the capital of the duchy of Savoy, and the second-largest city in Italy. Even today it's home to the University of Turin, which is one of the most important in the country for both study and research. Turin Torino was born in 2006 with a concept designed as a European-style hotel, offering all the comforts required for small and medium-size business meetings and incentives.

It is an ideal destination for a great holiday, for a walk through the historic center, for excursions to the surrounding area, for trips to Turin International Motor Show and also for a taste of some typical local products.

Piedmont is a land of contrasts, with the gentle hills and snow-capped peaks that reach for the sky. It’s also a land full of history—a place where art meets nature, and ancient castles and churches stand shoulder to shoulder. But most of all, it’s a region where you can enjoy some peace and quiet, yet still be near the cities of Turin and Milan.

France, Germany and Switzerland are a just few of the options open to you, although I would prefer to stay in Italy where I feel most at home. Turin is a city rich in beauty, history and life.

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