Turin the Pearl of Piedmont
In one of the northern corner of Italy is the region of Piedmont often associated with the winter Olympic games and other winter sports. Turin is the capital in this region and a big city which offers much more than football and skiing.
In one of the northern corners of Italy the region of Piedmont is situated, often associated with the winter Olympic games and other winter sports. Turin is the capital of this region and a big city which offers much more than football and skiing.
In the center of Turin you’ll find a lot of hotels with high standard and within walking distance to the most famous sights. It’s easy to walk around in town and get to know it. Turin is well known for its “Slow Food”, a concept found all over the world and Eataly is the perfect place should you wish to try some gourmet food or participate in a wine tasting accompanied with homemade chocolate. Alternatively, visit one of the famous chocolate producers.
If time is on your hand, a day tour in the area of Alba, south of Turin, is strongly recommended as you get to experience the origin of “Slow Food” as it was actually born here. Another important sight not to miss out is the Egyptian Museum, one of the largest after Cairo and London. A trip up to the Mole Antonelliana, one of the most important monuments in Turin with a fantastic view over the city is highly recommended.
Palazzo Real or “The Royal Palace” is, as well, worth visiting and the top spot would be the newly opened Sports Museum inside of their stadium Stadio Olimpico. It is the first museum of this kind in Italy, dedicated to many different sport events. Here you’ll find over 50 different Olympic medals, 100 different world titles from the most important international competitions. You can combine a visit to the museum and the Olympic Stadium in order to visit both.
*It can be tricky to find good flight prices to Turin, it’s absolutely fine to arrive
to Milan Malpensa airport, the transfer time is approximately 1,5h one way.