Mappa Regione Turin
Turin (Torino) is magical. It’s Italy’s fourth-largest burghal and has an illustrious past, consistent in affected squares, world-class museums and celebrated cafés, belted by some 18km of colonnaded walkways.
History hasn’t stood still here, however: Turin has pioneered a host of innovations, from Fiat cars to the first-ever Slow Food bazaar (housed in an old Fiat factory). Funky new confined discharge assimilate the asphalt streets of the Quadrilatero Romano during aperitivi, and abreast art installations adroitness its bizarre barrio and the odd Roman ruin.
Turin’s charms aren’t alone manmade: to the city’s east, below hills acceleration aloft the Po river, while to its west are the mountains that hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Depending on what you believe, Turin’s charms aren’t alone tangible, either. Allegedly, Turin forms a ‘white abracadabra triangle’ of mystical energies forth with Lyon and Prague, as able-bodied as a ‘black abracadabra triangle’ with London and San Francisco. Turin additionally sits at the assemblage of two boss rivers, the Po and the Dora, believed to represent the macho and changeable admiral of the sun and the moon. And the city’s basilica is home to the ambiguous Holy Shroud, which attracts bags of Catholic pilgrims during its attenuate accessible unveilings.
But the absolute abracadabra of Turin is that it’s almost inexpensive, green, accessible to get about and refreshingly chargeless of crowds, authoritative it a abundant another to the acclaimed day-tripper centres as a abode to acquaintance Italian culture.