T is for Turin , home of the 'Italian Job'
"Your only supposed to blow the bloody doors off..."
Torino, italy is of course the setting for one of the most famous comedy films of all time.. the classic 'italian Job' starring Michael Caine from 1969.
For those who have never seen film, the basic plot is that a group of London Gangsters take a pile of FIAT gold by causing a massive traffic Jam in Turin. The only way out of the city is my the nimble mini-coopers decked out appropriately enough, in red white and blue.
The chase sequence at the end of the film is possibly one of the longest and most fondly remembered in cimema history.
There is a company that will escort you around the sights, or for an extra charge actually in a mini. They website is wonderful and shows that they are true afficianardos of the film.
You could of course do the same thing yourself armed with a portable DVD player, a good city map and a bit research off the net !
Update : May 2004.
The company was featured in the 'Driving' section of the Sunday times on the 9th May. I also learnt there that the head of Fiat talked the Torinese authorities into staging a real traffic jam for the cameras - many of the reaction shots on the film with people slamming their hand on horns and the like are in fact real - it could only happen in Italy. Bravo !
Update : Aug 04. The company mentioned above have just e-mailed me. They point out that to find the locations yourself would take ages - they have put a great deal of time and effort into finding virtually every location - look 'em up if your in town.
Turin - Torino, Italy
Torino, the city of FIAT, a pleasant and quiet city in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. Surrounded by mountains, but close to the sea. The Po river crosses Torino, as you may see in the picture it is not a very large river, though it's the most important one in Italy.
1. Lago d'Orta - Orta lake
2. Craveggia (Val Vigezzo)
" THE SHROUD OF TURIN"
IF YOU LIKE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT MYSTERIES ..MAYBE YOU WOULD BE INTO THIS ONE!!!!!!!If this is a burial wrapping -- and it is hard to imagine what else it might be -- we must confront a simple reality. Burial cloths do not survive tombs. Certainly, the only way that this burial cloth could exist is if it was separated from the body before decomposing flesh ravaged it. That would happen within just a few days. And it goes without saying that the tomb must have been open in order to retrieve the cloth.For those who believe in the resurrection, the shroud can be exciting and mysterious. For those who wonder about the story, the shroud is something to think about............................... The Shroud remained with the de Charny family for about one hundred years. It then passed into the hands of the Savoy family. It remained a possession of the Savoy family until well into the 20th century when it was willed to the Pope in Rome.
Stunning developments between 2002 and 2005 provide new information. The shroud is possibly 2000 years old
. The scientific study of the Turin Shroud is like a microcosm of the scientific search for God: it does more to inflame any debate than settle it. . . .
And yet, the shroud is a remarkable artifact, one of the few religious relics to have a justifiably mythical status. It is simply not known how the ghostly image of a serene, bearded man was made.Not only does this show that the image on the Shroud is not a photograph or painting, it shows that something extraordinary occurred to form the image “ A determination of the kinetics of vanillin loss suggests that the shroud is between 1,300 and 3,000 years old. ”
Exploring the road atlas, I was quite fascinated by the length of some roads. Surely, it is the question of naming the European roads, - and it is a huge question for me who decides how this or that chunk of road must be numbered, - but still, you can drive through several different countries along the road that is marked same in your road atlas. Here are some roads, which I would like one day to drive through. This is not an instruction or recommended plan, just a result of someone's curiosity...
"E15: Calais - Gibraltar"
Calais (France) - Paris (France) - Auxerre (France) - Lyon (France) - Nimes (France) - Montpellier (France) - Perpignan (France) - Barcelona (Spain) - Valencia (Spain) - Alicante (Spain) - Murcia (Spain) - Malaga (Spain) - Gibraltar
"E35: Rome - Cologne"
Rome (Italy) - Firenze (Italy) - Bologna (Italy) - Modena (Italy) - Parma (Italy) - Pizacenza (Italy) - Milano (Italy) - Lugano (Switzerland) - Lucerne (Switzerland) - Basel (Switzerland) - Karlsruhe (Germany) - Darmstadt (Germany) - Cologne (Germany)
"E30: Hague - Moscow"
Hague (Netherlands) - Utrecht (Netherlands) - Apeldoorn (Netherlands) - Osnabruck (Germany) - Hannover (Germany) - Magdeburg (Germany) - Berlin (Germany) - Frankfurt am Oder (Germany) - Poznan (Poland) - Warsaw (Poland) - Brest (Belarus) - Minsk (Belarus) - Orsha (Belarus) - Smolensk (Russia) - Moscow (Russia)
"E75: Gdansk - Athens"
Gdansk (Poland) - Torun (Poland) - Lodz (Poland) - Chestochowa (Poland) - Katowice (Poland) - Bratislava (Slovakia) - Györ (Hungary) - Budapest (Hungary) - Szeged (Hungary) - Novi Sad (Yugoslavia) - Belgrade (Yugoslavia) - Nis (Yugoslavia) - Skopje (Macedonia) - Thessaloniki (Greece) - Larissa (Greece) - Volos (Greece) - Lamia (Greece) - Athens (Greece)
"E18: Stavanger - St. Petersburg"
Stavanger (Norway) - Kristiansand (Norway) - Sandefjord (Norway) - Oslo (Norway) - Karlstad (Sweden) - Örebro (Sweden) - Stockholm (Sweden) - Kappelskar (Sweden) - Turku (Finland) - Helsinki (Finland) - Kotka (Finland) - Vyborg (Russia) - Saint Petersburg (Russia)
"E55: Rostock - Brindisi"
Rostock (Germany) - Berlin (Germany) - Dresden (Germany) - Prague (Czech Republic) - Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic) - Linz (Austria) - Salzburg (Austria) - Udine (Italy) - Venezia (Italy) - Ravenna (Italy) - Rimini (Italy) - Ancona (Italy) - Bari (Italy) - Brindisi (Italy)
"E70: Varna - La Coruna"
Varna (Bulgaria) - Ruse (Bulgaria) - Bucharest (Romania) - Craiova (Romania) - Timisoara (Romania) - Belgrade (Yugoslavia) - Zagreb (Croatia) - Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Padova (Italy) - Verona (Italy) - Brescia (Italy) - Piacenza (Italy) - Torino (Italy) - Chambery (Italy) - Lyon (France) - St.Etienne (France) - Clermont-Ferrand (France) - Bordeaux (France) - San Sebastian (Spain) - Bilbao (Spain) - Santander (Spain) - Oviedo (Spain) - La Coruna (Spain)
"E95: St. Petersburg - Simferopol"
Torino - Po River Boat Trips
Piazza San Carlo
Mole - view from the showroom
The Western Alps
2006 in Torino, Italy
I'm planning a trip to the Olympics in Torino, Italy and would like some info. on where to stay to get the most out of my trip?
Re: 2006 in Torino, Italy
We are also interested in going to Torino for the Olympics. Have you had any success in getting ideas on where to stay?
Re: 2006 in Torino, Italy
I's also looking for somewhere to stay. There's so little information available I am starting to get very nervous. Any ideas?
Re: Re: 2006 in Torino, Italy
I'm a travel and logistics agent in the U.S. and will be in Torino this week for the purpose of scouting accomodations etc... for some clients of mine who will be attending the Olympics.
I'll be glad to get back with you after my return with some more information regarding accomodations.
Re: 2006 in Torino, Italy
This company is the official USA company for accomodations & tickets, but they seem REALLY expensive... http://www.cosport.com/
RE: 2006 in Torino, Italy
I suggest to visit this website www.easytorino.com. it's great.
Torino, Italy 2005
I'm a swedish student, who will move to Torino in the beginning of 2005. Is there anyone who can help me with information where I can find a room, or smaller appartment to rent? Thank you in advance!
Re: Torino, Italy 2005
hope you already undestand italian....
Wish you luck
Re: Torino, Italy 2005
Har du hittat nagot an. Jag ar i din sits men jag maste flytta om nagra dagar. Ska borja jobba den 3:e i Torino. Har du nagot tips pa boende?
/Svensk i nod!
i will be in torino italy !!!! egyptian pheroh
hi all i will be in torino italy from 5 to 25 -7
i hope that i could find any friend to guide me during this time since am attending an event thier
am a student in egypt 22 y
thanks all ;)