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Spotlight on: Turin Tourist Attractions

Turin, Italy mapFamous for being at the center of the 2006 Winter Olympics, the city of Turin (Torino) is regularly home to about 900,000 inhabitants throughout the year.

Located in the northwest Piedmont region, Turin annually welcomes nearly 3 million tourists & visitors who are lured to its most famous attraction, the Shroud of Turin.

Unfortunately, the shroud itself is now rarely displayed in its home at the Cathedral of San Giovanni, but there is usually an exhibit that includes photos and information.

Other Turin Must-Sees

  • The iconic Mole Antonelliana

    Piazza San Carlo - a huge, beautiful and stunning public space where you can admire the 17th century architecture, take a stroll, or sit and people-watch at one of the outdoor cafes well into the evening hours.

  • Museo Egizio - if Egyptian art is your thing, check out a world class collection of art and artifacts including the statues of Ramses II and Amenhotep II.

  • Museo dell'Automobile - Turin is Italy's version of the Motor City, so this museum is a must-see for international car aficionados for its collection of Fiats and other classic cars on display.

  • Castello Ducale - Home of the Savoy family since 1764, this former castle dates back to the Middle Ages, and today is surrounded by a large park where visitors can enjoy a prime photo opportunity by the monumental fountain.

  • Mole Antonelliana - The city's answer to the Empire State Building, the Mole is Turin's highest lookout tower with incredible views of the city and environs. At 163,35 metres high, it is also the tallest brick building in the world.

Getting to Turin

Trains, planes, and buses serve European, national and international connections to the city with the Turin airport situated about 15km (10 mi) northwest of the city (Tel: 011 567 63 61).

The central train station, the Porta Nuova, located in the Piazza Carlo Felice, has daily connections with Milan, Venice, Genoa and Rome.

Getting Around Turin

Both urban and suburban areas are served by a network of buses and trams. The city's bus terminal is situated near the Porta Nuova train station, on the corner of Via Sacchi. Regional bus service is also available on the Arriva Italia bus line offering special bus service between Milan and Torino.

Boat service via the Valentino and Valentina is also available on the nearby River Po, with frequent stops at popular tourist attractions.

More about Turin attractions around the Web:

Visit Turin
- The complete guide including major tourist attractions, markets, regional dishes, wines and wineries, along with practical travel tips, photos.

Turismo Turino - Extensive information on how to get there and get around, hotel & accommodation guide, food and wine, skiing areas and other outdoor activities, photos, weather facts.


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