Why Turin? It is interesting, often overlooked, and is probably one of the more dramatic cities in the world because of its proximity to the Alps. It is literally enveloped by mountains. Located in Piedmont, it is close to the towns of Barolo (famous for wine), Alba (famous for truffles), and Bra (the center and university for the Slow Food Movement). This beautiful city is famous for the Shroud, baroque architecture, French-style piazzas, arcaded promenades, and Fiat (the Lingotto).
The Roman gate and a quaint Turin chocolate shop
Cafés are chic in Turin – it actually was one of the first cities in Italy to embrace a café society. Turin’s cafes are meeting-places for all types of citizens from the aristocracy, to artists, to students, and chocolate connoisseurs alike. Some of the oldest and most well-known cafés include Caffè Florio, Al Bicerin, and Caffè Mulassano.
It is also a great place to buy a Fiat because the employees turn them over every two years!
The city also has some of the best chocolate in the world. Chocolatiers were first licensed to sell chocolate in 1678 and continue to make high-quality chocolate that easily rivals those of any other European capital. One of the oldest chocolate shops is Caffarel which first introduced the world to the gianduiotto bar in 1852. Turin’s fascination with chocolate is so big that an annual chocolate festival occurs every March.
Markets. The city has numerous street markets and festivals throughout the year including a two-week street market during the Christmas season and the largest year-round market in all of Europe which is open daily except for Sundays.
The cuisine (Piedmontese) is some of the best in all of Italy. It’s heavy on the meat but there are plenty of new emerging chefs and exciting restaurants that are shaking up the old establishment. Some of these chefs include Enrico Crippa, Davide Palluda, Davide Scabin, and Piercarlo Bussetti. Great restaurants that are cool include Agrifoglio and Solferino.
The Piazza San Carlo is a beautiful baroque square with the twin churches of San Carlo and Santa Christina as well as the Galeria Sabauda with its large collection of paintings. The Egyptian Museum, housed in the same building, is one of the most important Egyptian collections in the world.
There is also a gem of an art gallery inside the old Fiat building called the Lingotto. The gallery hold works of art collected by the owner of Fiat, Gianni Agnelli. It is a tiny place with Matisse, Picasso, and Canaletto paintings to name but a few. It is well worth the visit, plus you can gaze across the city on to the nearby mountains from the open air practice track that Fiat used when the factory was still in operation. The factory has since moved and the building, built in 1928, is now a historic landmark. There is also the National Automobile Museum in the city which makes sense because everything about this city has to do with cars. Every other car on the street seems to be a Fiat or a Fiat derivative.
Turin is easy to get to. It is a short drive from Nice, France and it is not far from Milan or Venice. It has its own airport but I found that the flights between other cities and Milan were an easier way to get into the city. As a jumping-off point, it is a great place to explore the mountains or get down to the coast. It is a short drive to quaint coastal towns like Bordighera and it is not too far from Genoa. Good times to travel to Turin are in the spring and early summer months, but even in the height of the summer the cool sea air helps to keep the temperatures down. I would highly recommend staying at Hotel Principi di Piemonte, the only 5-star hotel in Turin, with a great pool incidentally.
Overlooking the city of Turin
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