My best football related moment in Torino I
Since I'm not a supporter of neither Juventus or Torino it's quite hard to find any real good moments that I've had in the city.
Specially since I've never seen Milan win there...
But I've seen a lot of fantastic games there, as Juventus-Real Madrid, Juventus-Barcelona, Juventus-Manchester United, Juventus-Bayern Munich, the Torino-derby, Juventus-Milan and many more.
Still, my best memory is from my first trip to Torino, when I saw a game in Serie B.
It was in the spring 2001, and Torino was close to get up in the Serie A again.
I arrived to Milano on a friday morning, and since I had nothing better to do I took the train to Torino and watched Torino-Cagliari.
Can't remember so much of the game, more than that Torino won (1-0 I think), but the atmosphere was really great! A huge choreograph from the Torino-fans covered their curva at the beginning of the game, and at the end, when Torino had won, and almost were back in the Serie A, it felt like the whole town were singing "Serie A, Serie A, Serie A" for their Toro-heroes.
Torino is a cold city!
Torino is very cold in winter, so you should bring warm clothes (overcoats, fur coats, scarves). The temperature easily goes below 0 ?C. Bring your camera, preferably a digital camera if you have one, to photograph all the beauties of the city!
Fetta di Polenta
This palace was built by Alessandro Antonelli, the architect of the Mole Antonelliana. Contemporary people criticized him very much arguing that such a high and thin house wouldn't stand for a long time. Instead, Antonelli was right and the house has been called Fetta di Polenta ("slice of polenta").
Polenta is a typical Northern Italian dish made with maize flour cooked in salted water. One of the most famous dishes of Veneto (my region) is poenta e osèi, that is polenta and birds. I have never eaten that!
Famous Italian poet and intellectual Niccolò Tommaseo (Sebenico, Dalmazia, 1802 - Firenze 1874) lived and worked in this house, as it is stated on a plaque put by the city authorities to commemorate the first centenary of his death.
it's easy to get there by...
it's easy to get there by train from anywhere in italy... i'm not too sure about getting around. buses do not abound (they never do in italy), so maybe a rental car (or even better local friends with a car) would be handy.
Claimed to be the biggest food and wine market in the world, Eataly is an obvious pun name for place with eateries and food-related shopping.
Location is within the superb former FIAT Lingotto car manufacturing plant. When its assembly lines started production in 1923 it was the largest and most advanced car plant in the world. After the complex was donated to the city of Torino, restoration and conversion gave way to different functional areas such as an exhibition center, a shopping mall, movie theaters and Eataly as the latest addition.
It's a center of excellence for a variety of products carefully selected and sourced from superior producers that combines the convenience of a taste-and-buy approach with the chance to see some unique historical industrial architecture.
Open daily 10:00 AM through 10:30 PM. This is one of the few opportunities in town to have a decent meal outside of the typical hours (say noon- 2PM and 7PM-9PM). Avoid crowds by forcing your stomach to behave during such peak time. Instinct not involved. Just follow your smell and sight senses!