IN AND AROUND TURIN
The elegant metropolis of the region offers a sightseeing program for several days! It dazzles with impressive monuments from the Baroque era and high-class exhibitions, like the Cinema Museum and the Egyptian Museum. More than a dozen residencies of the Savoy lie in and around Turin.
Discovering Turin's Cultural Treasures
The history of the Savoy Dynasty in Turin
Turin was the first Italian capital from 1861 to 1865. It once was an important industry city, and today many huge private corporations, like the automotive manufacturer FIAT, still have their head offices here. But the unattractive industrial metropolis turned into a vibrant and elegant city! The historical centre of Turin was built to a residency of the Savoy in the 17th century and is still shining with its prestigious Baroque buildings.
The mighty Baroque castles surround Turin like a circle and take the visitor’s breath away! Only the best architects were employed to build the spacious hunting and summer palaces, based on the French architecture. The most impressing residencies are the Venaria Reale, the hunting castle of Stupinigi and the Castello di Rivoli, which today is one of the most important modern art museums in Italy.
The highlights of the hisctoric city centre
The historical old town of Turin dazzles with its long and picturesque arcades, which were built to provide a comfortable “passegiata”, a shady stroll with dry feet. The symbol of the city is the Mole Antonelliana, with its unique architecture. It once was the highest building in Europe. The elegant Piazza Castello is the heart of the city and offers an ensemble of prestigious buildings like the Palazzo Madamo and the Baroque Chiesa di San Lorenzo. There, you can also visit the art gallery Galleria Sabauda, the prestigious Palazzo Reale and the royal library. Many open-air concerts take place on the beautiful square, too.
The university Politecnico favours a young and vibrant night life! Turin dazzles with a lively cultural life and many important museums and exhibitions. It has made a name for an important centre of modern arts. New buildings and modifications for the Winter Olympics 2006 have brought a fresh breeze to the architecture and design of Turin.
The longest and most important river in Italy, the Po, flows through the city and marks the eastern borderline. Behind the river, the green hills of Turin, the Collina Torinese, offer a popular local recreation area for the urban population.
Joie de vivre and pleasures have always been priorities in Turin! The wonderful tradition of the “Aperitivo” is being lived here like in no other Italian city. The culinary shopping centre “Eataly” lets the hearts of lovers of the Italian cuisine beat faster. In a nutshell: Turin offers a unique and attractive mixture of culture, culinary enjoyment, shopping and nightlife!
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