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Turin

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Turin

Turin, Italy's first capital, is a city awash with history, green parks and art, not to mention that it is a town with renowned food and even better drinks. Under the arcades of the city centre there are countless wine bars, grandiose continental cafés and lively bars and restaurants, all just steps away from luxury shopping streets. Even if it is mostly known abroad for Fiat and Juventus, Turin is a fascinating metropolis with its eyes set firmly on the future thanks to its young population and great universities.

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National Museum of Cinema & Mole Antonelliana
Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Via Montebello 20, Turin

The Italian movie industry was born in Turin, and for this reason the country’s largest film museum is located here. You will find it inside the Mole Antonelliana — a tall brick building from the top of which you can enjoy a magnificent view. It is a museum, but not in the traditional sense. Numerous interactive activities and unforeseen exhibitions can be admired and experienced. An absolute must for cinephiles, but also great for families and kids.

Basilica of Superga
Strada della Basilica di Superga 73, Turin

Basilica of Superga was built by the orders of Duke Vittorio Amedeo II, in the 18th century. It is infamous for being the place where the plane carrying the soccer team Toro crashed during the 1940s. Superga is located on top of the hill bordering Turin, from where you have a wonderful view of both the city and the Alps. To get there, you can take a bus, a mountain railway or a long-distance footpath, hence it is also the ideal destination for a hike during a clear day. Turin is surrounded by almost 700 km of hiking paths. The Basilica di Superga, along with the Victory Lighthouse at Colle della Maddalena, is one of the most popular destinations for hiking and trekking tours of the region.

Porto Di Savona
Piazza Vittorio Veneto 2, Turin

Porto Di Savona is a classy restaurant with a traditional menu, which includes local specialities from Piedmont, such as polenta, anchovies with green dressing and vitello tonnato. This elegant eatery is worthy of its exclusive location in Piazza Vittorio, where during the warm season you can enjoy your meal open air.

Tre Galline
Via Gian Francesco Bellezia 37, Turin

Tre Galline, located in the Quadrilatero area, specialises in local Torinese dishes. The main philosophy is to take the best from both traditional and modern cooking techniques and combine them for some amazing results. If you are curious about Piedmontese cuisine, try the tasting menu to get a complete picture.

Porta Palazzo Market
Piazza della Repubblica, Turin

Porta Palazzo is the multicultural area of Turin, here you can meet people from all over the world. In its large square, the biggest market in Europe takes place daily. You will be able to find all the products you can imagine, from food, to clothes and vintage objects. These markets are feasts for all five senses.

Turin-Caselle Airport (TRN)

Turin-Caselle International Airport is located in Torino Caselle, about 15 kilometres from the city centre. You can reach it by train, bus or car. The railway station is located right next to the airport. The train to 'GTT Dora Railway Station' takes approximately 20 minutes and runs from about 5am to 11pm to the airport, and from about 5am to 10pm to the city, departing every 30 minutes. Buses to the city centre depart just outside the departures hall and the journey takes about 50 minutes. The buses run from 5:15am to 11pm to the airport and from 6:10am to midnight to the city. Taxis cost approximately €30-€50 to reach downtown Turin, the journey taking about 30 minutes. Beware of the queues during rush hour traffic.

Public Transport
Torino Porta Nuova railway station, Turin

GTT Company manages the public transport network in Turin. Their network consists of charming trams, trains, one subway line and about 100 bus lines that also extend to the suburbs and the towns nearby. GTT offers a number of tourist services like the historic Superga rack tramway, boats on the river Po and City Sightseeing buses. Daily, weekly or monthly passes and multi-day tickets are available in any tobacconist and newsstand of the city, or you can buy them from the vending machines in the metro stops. Do not forget to stamp your ticket once in the vehicle.

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