Thursday, February 13, 2014

An Italian city with car industry, charm, elegance, barroque arquitecture and fantastic museums? Turin is these things and much more

Turin, Piemonte, Italy

For many people Turin is the synonym of industry and prosperity in northern Italy.
It is certainly a very dynamic city but also full of charm and grace, with splendid examples of Baroque architecture and excellent museums, set in an extraordinary background at the foot of the Alps.
Turin is also the home of the car manufacturer Fiat, of the Holy Shroud and the football team Juventus. 

Fiat 500 Turin
Fiat 500

In brief, the car capital is no longer a grey industrial city but a fascinating place which has made the best of its Baroque centre, its royal residences and buildings which recount the history of Italy, its extraordinary museums, its navigable river which makes it unique, the 14 million square metres of parks, its closeness to the mountains and even the recent wave of immigrants who have transformed Turin into a multiethnic metropolis with foreign restaurants and shops and many multiracial cultural activities. 

Santa Sindone and the Alps

Turin remains an austere and ordered city, with its straight and regular streets, but a thick “make up” has uncovered its tourist and sports vocation. In 2006, the city was held the Winter Olympics Games.

Turin offers a wide selection of hotels for every preferences and budgets. Find yours!

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