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Originally it was a small village of Taurini people, around 2,000 years ago. Then it was a Roman city, chosen for its strategic position, both from a military point of view and as a stop along the way for travelers.
After the fall of the Roman empire, the city suffered from a long period of decadence, due also to the passage of destructive Barbarian hordes.
Then came the era of the Savoys.

Only with Emanuele Filiberto did Turin recover its importance. This Savoy duke gained fame as a courageous leader in Flanders, particularly in the Battle of San Quintino. With the Treaty of Cateau Cambrésis he got back his Italian property -- which had been lost by his father, Carlo II, known as the Good King -- and took the historic decision to make Turin the capital of the Duchy.
Since then the city, still limited inside by Roman walls, started to grow and become important. It was the capital for three centuries and the first capital of Italy for almost four years.

It lies at the foot of a vast hilly area, and its entire length is crossed by the Po, the longest river in Italy. On the western horizon is a long and imposing mountain chain. The city has maintained its charm, seasoned with history, architectural beauty and culture.
Its boulevards lined with trees are kilometers long, and its porticoes, its characteristic locales and shops all contribute to its present day atmosphere.
From the literary salons to the great economic growth. Big industry, starting with FIAT, the era of technological conquests, urban planning and the sprouting of new quarters.

An aerial view shows Turin as a large chessboard with streets and boulevards forming perfect squares. The Mole Antonelliana, the emblem of the city, dominates it from 167 meters high. On its streets there are 18 kilometers of porticoes that allow you to walk places even when its raining, from Piazza Castello to the banks of the Po. Or from the opposite side, to the Cittadella, passing by the elegant Piazza San Carlo.

Main monuments

Madama Palace: the castle is situated on the wide public square, historical and artistic center of the city. It was built up on the preesistente Castle of Marquis Guglielmo VII of Monferrato, and introduces two towers of the roman age.
Dome of Turin: it is a building of rinascimentale architecture with the facade in marble. The bell tower was constructed on project of Juvarra, the inside is wide and it introduces many nails head of remarkable invoice.
Palazzo Reale (Real Palace): it is a construction of Castellamonte, in which the greatest artists of the time worked. In the inside we can find: the Throne with richest decorations, Reception or Room of the Alcove, the Hall in European style with beautifulst pavement. Important are also the apartment of Queen Maria Teresa and the Scalone of the Scissors (XVIII century).
Antonelliana: it was constructed in the XIX century by Antonelli and it is 167,50 meters high; until little time it makes was the construction in elevated masonry more of Europe.Today it accommodates the museum of the cinema in Turin.
Park of Valentino: it has a surface of approximately 427.294 mq and it is situated on the left side of the Po river. Here we find the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, the Botanical Garden, the Medioevale Village and the Castle of Valentino.
Carignano Palace: in pure baroque style (XVII century). In the inside you can visit the National Museum of the Italian Renaissance, more completes collection than testimonies of our Renaissance.
Academy And Science Palace (Palazzo dell'Accademia e della Scienza): it is work by Guarini in the 1678. Here we find the Egizio Museum, the Museum of Antiquity, the Sabauda Gallery and the Sciences Academy.

Other famous monuments: Villa della Regina (XVII century), Vittorio Emanuele II monument (1899), Church of Saint Filippo Black (XVII - XVIII century), Church of Consoled (IV century), Corpus Dominions Church (XVIII), Saint Lorenzo Church, Ss. Martyrdoms Church (XVI), Saint Cristina Church (1639), Grande Madre di Diio Church (built between 1818 and 1831), Saint Maria dei Monti Church (Xvi-xvii century), Saint Teresa Church (XVII century).

Turin - unusual and curious

This city has the record of being the largest pedestrian area in all of Europe: the extension of its porticoed streets amount to 27 km, allowing you to walk through the entire city from north to south and from east to west without getting wet -- not even in the most violent storms.

Superga is linked to Turin (the Sassi station) by a little cog train: the ride is panoramic and enchanting and is open to the public Monday to Friday from10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and holidays and in the spring and summer the hours are extended from 9a.m. to 8 p.m.

In Via Po 1, you will find the oldest jewelry workshop of the world. the sign outside says 'Musy, padre e figli' and tells the story of a business that started in 1701.

We have listed some addresses that correspond to portals above which caryatids and other stone and cast iron figures look upon the passers-by. They make up one of the most unusual and 'mysterious' characteristics of Turin: Via Arsenale 21, Via XX Settembre 50, Via Bligny 4, Via San Dalmazzo 7, Corso Francia 23, Via Collegno 44, Corso Matteotti 28-30, 40 and 43, Via Vico 2.

Accommodations in Turin Italy

Turin in the Piedmont region is located in the nordest part of Italy and is between the best 10 touristic cities in Italy. In Turin you can book hotels from the economic and cheaper to the luxury accommodation and five stars hotel.
You can reserve in one of the many bed and breakfast in Turin, gust houses, apartments, villas and FarmHouses in the sourronding hills of the city.

Events and manifestations in Torino


Fiere Ostensione Sacra Sindone Torino (2010-04-10)

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Tradizioni Locali notti medievali Torino (2012-05-05)

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Casa Vacanze Cà Borgo vecchio

Altri Eventi Ostensione Sacra Sindone Torino (2010-04-10)

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