Turismobus is a touristic bus that joins with a circular distance all the touristic points of interest of the city, revealing the various spirits of the city, from the art to the shopping.
The main characteristic is that you can get on and off where and when you want during the validity of the ticket at any of the route's stops(14 stops) and then continue with the next one, one hour later.
On board an hostess will show you main monuments and attractions.
All the year, it is in service during the weekend from 10 to 7 p.m. (every day during Christmas and Easter period).
It leave from Piazza Solferino, in front of Palazzo Alfieri.
The ticket cost 5€, but it is free for the Torino Card owners.
I remember two general...
I remember two general topics... Older people used to continuously lament the loss of the monarchy - since the former Italian King was from Torino. The younger generation's topic was magic, since Torino's one of the three magic cities in Europe. i think it's the one of black magic, but i could be wrong about it. Everyone (or maybe just the friends i was staying with) seemed to have been involved in one way or another and had some nice tales to tell.
THE ORANGE BATTLE
Are you up for something amazing?
This is your chance, this incredible Carnival in Ivrea where people throw oranges at each others. Read carefully the site (in english) and be amazed from the pictures.
Before going there some good advises, don't dress smart (believe me, u are going to regret it especially careful with shoes and trousers). Wear something RED if you don't like somebody to throw oranges at you. Check on the site the dates, generally at the end of February.
The story of the carnival...
The Carnival of Ivrea is the only Carnival in the world which has a real plot and tells a story in which the protagonists are not mask-characters, but ideal figures, the symbols of anarchic values and actors of ancient events. Even if the original core of the legend has been gradually adapted over the years to the requirements of the various periods, there remain two main trends of events which make up the plot. The first goes back to the Middle Ages, when Federico Barbarossa installed the tyrant Raineri di Biandrate as lord of the town. For a long time the violence and abuse of power exasperated the people, who in 1194 rose up and destroyed the tyrant's castle, the symbol of oppression. The same fate was reserved to another despot in 1266, the Marquis Gugliemo of Monferrato.
In popular tradition, Raineri and Guglielmo become a single tyrant, who in-keeping with the custom of the time, claimed the right to practice "jus primae noctis",in other words to spend the wedding night with the brides. Until Violetta, the beautiful daughter of a miller, rebelled against the lord's will, cut off his head with a dagger and showed it to the people gathered beneath the castle walls. Continue on the site...
from NICE ,everyday...
from NICE ,everyday at about 4pm,arrives in torino at about 8pm,via tende and cuneo;
dozens of trains from genova or milano;
to switzerland via domodossola, then brigue/brig(CH);
to france via modane;
picture is :porta palatine
Perfect modern local cuisine
Just a little relaxed place in the office area close to Porta Susa station, but the chef is perfect, the introduction to any single dish is very well made, the wine is well chosen and the food is.... "perfect". Contrary to the traditional Piedmontese cuisine, the chef prefers a modern-style looking, but the taste does not suffer.