Corso Filippo Turati, 8, Turin, Piedmont, 10128, Italy
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I have book my family for this year end holiday at Palace Residence 2, Sestriere (TO) from 23/11/2009 until 30/11/2009. Do anyone now if this is a good place for winter holidays...? Does it snow during that time of year..? Do we need to rent a car through out our stay there? What can we do there?
last year there was already a lot of snow for end November, who knows this year?
Sestriere good? last Olympic Winter Games were in Sestriere area.
Once there you do not need any car.
There are quite a few thingd to be done there, do not forget that for good sky you need to go bed early :-)
Travel Tips for Torino
The 'Torino card' allows you,...
The 'Torino card' allows you, during 48 h to take buses free and other transportation discounts. The same for the museums (visit the Egyptian one!) of the city and the region. More info: http://www.turismotorino.org/Proposte/index.php?type=torino_card&linc=3&sub=1
>>> Price of 'Torino card': 14 €
Torino's football teams
Torino is the home of two great football teams: Juventus and Torino.
Juventus (the Latin name means "youth") is one of the oldest Italian football teams and the one that has won the most of cups and championships. It has been champion of Italia 29 times so far. My parents and I support Juventus and here you see my mum in front of the Juventus shop (she loves Alessandro Del Piero, one of the best Italian and European football players).
If you want to buy Juventus products, you don't need to travel to Torino, you can visit the official site.
After a major scandal, on 14th July 2006 the Football Court condemned Juventus to the withdraw of the 2004/05 and the non-assignation of the 2005/06 scudetti ("small shields"), as well as to the relegation to serie B with 30 points of penalization. The Federal Appeal Court reduced the penalization to 17 points, but Juventus is the only of the four condemned teams that will play in serie B in 2006/07.
Torino was a great team once. It won seven Italian championships and it was referred to as il Grande Torino. Sadly, the airplane that was taking the team home from Lisboa on 14th May 1949 crashed at Superga (a hill just outside the city) and all players died. That's why Superga is so famous. You can see and read more about that fabulous team here (only in Italian). Today, Torino plays in the serie B, but it will likely be promoted to serie A due to the relegation of Juventus, Fiorentina and Lazio.
Stadio Communale + market
You can visit a morning trainiing session of Juventus in the Old Stadio Communale. Go left from the Stazione Porto Nuova. After 12 minutes walk trough nice Gallerias take a tram on the Corsa Duca degli Abruzzi direction west. After 6 minutes you see the old stadio. On your way back to the city you pass a nice market at the Corso Sebastopoli; there are no tourists. There are some very cheap eateries near this markets for a quick lunch.
Trains, Trams and Buses
Torino has an elaborate public transportation system. I spent a week in the city center and was able to maneuver around the city either on foot or by using the public transport.
When you arrive at Caselle airport...go to the Torino Tourism information point located in the arrivals area and obtain a map of the "transporti pubblici". It's coclor-coded adn numbered to show where all of the lines of trams and buses go throughout the city. It can be somewhat overwhelming at first...but you'll soon get acclimated.
Also at the airport information point, you should purchase a "Torino Card" which allows you unlimited access to the public transport inside Torino for 48 hours (14 euro) or 72 hours (17 euro).
From the airport, you can take the bus to either Porta Susa station or Porta Nuova station in the city center.
I'd been to Breks in Vicenza and Milan before visiting the Turin restaurant. They're all very much the same across the chain which is one of the most widely-known brands in a format that's popular in Italy, the self-service restaurant. These places offer a selection of standard pastas and other primi piatti, salads and hot and cold meats at an affordable price, and are very popular with office workers.
As you may imagine, then, Brek isn't especially exciting or groundbreaking, but it is solid and reliable. The dishes change daily and there's always a decent range to choose from. Vegetarians will always find at least one pasta dish as well as salad. Best of all, the food is fresh, (largely) prepared on the premises and hot food is finished as you order it - pasta isn't left to disintegrate in congealing sauce, something I've seen time and again in the UK!
And for the price, the surroundings are nice too. There's a courtyard outside if the weather's good.
Brek is great if you want to fill up on on something tasty but don't have much time or the cash to spend. I've never had anything bad at Brek, but nor have I had anything amazing. The reason the food is good is the standard and price - comparable to McDonald's, superior by far.
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Address: Corso Filippo Turati, 8, Turin, Piedmont, 10128, Italy