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Turin Travel Guide, Italy

Turin Travel Guide: General Information

Turin... the city of cars, the first capital of Italy, the baroque capital of Europe or name it the city of taste and chocolates. No other city in the world has so many second names than Turin. Although Turin stands after Rome and Milan on the list of travel destinations for tourists coming to Italy, but believe it Turin is really a magical city. Its elegant buildings, well persevered historical monuments, appealing café culture and the very tempting chocolates will be captured in your memories forever. This Turin travel guide will let you know the city even better.

Turin Travel Guide: Statistics

Area: 130.2 sq Km

Population: 909,193 sq Km

Monetary Unit: Euro

Official Language: Italian

Turin Travel Guide: Architectural Heritage

Turin has some of the finest works of architecture scattered in the city. The best way to explore these fine pieces is by wandering along the streets. This Turin travel guide will definitely let you know the architectural marvels that you cannot afford to miss when in the city. Vio Po is one such street that has good number of old palaces and cafes to explore. Then there is a huge tower named Mole Antonelliana. This tower now has got a cinema museum. This spectacular construction offers fantastic view of the city from the top. Another admirable construction is the Palazzo Carignano built in the early nineteenth century. This palace witnessed Unification of Italy.

The Museo Egizio is known for its beautiful palace inside. One cannot forget to mention the “drawing room of Turin” that is the Piazza San Carlo. This fantastic square with two beautiful churches Santa Cristina and San Carlo and a museum is one of the most admired places in the town. Then there are the Palazzo Reale and Piazza Castello that are examples of fabulous architecture of the past centuries.

Turin Travel Guide: Economy and Infrastructure

Turin is one of the most important cities in Italy as well as Europe. The city has a strong economy with major industries like aerospace, chocolate and automobiles. The sound economy has backed the infrastructure of the city. Turin is well connected to all the major cities of Italy as well as Europe. With excellent rail network, road and air transport, getting to the city is never a problem. There are trams and buses as well within the city that get you to every corner of the town until midnight.

Turin Travel Guide: People and Culture

The people of Turin are very down to earth and much friendlier then in any other city in Italy. You may find them to be introverted but never arrogant.

Turin was among the first cities to start the very elegant café culture and thus houses some of the best cafes in Italy. These cafes are the best places to get closer to the people of Turin.

Turin celebrates a number of grand festivals that attract thousands of tourists every year. The Festa di San Giovanni in June and the Chocolate festival in March are great attractions for people from all over the world.

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