Torino Travel Guide

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Torino Things to Do

  • Museums (Egyptian, Cinema...)

    The museum is just reinagurated and in the interior design it has participated François Confino who also did the Museum of Cinema in Torino Torino who was the "big car factory" in Italy (Fiat (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino), Pirelli, Lancia ...) has created a very interesting museum about the history of the automobile in which we go through...

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  • Royal residences

    It was the House of Savoy Royal Palace of and is located in the Castillo square at the center of Turin The facade of the palace is sober, but the interior is decorated very luxurious and s well preserved . It had the participation of the most famous names of the time Vases, tapestries, ornaments ... make it worth visiting The scissors ladder...

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  • Sacra Sindone (Holy Shroud)

    4 out of 5 stars

    BY SHROUD.ORG The blood man Shroud Turin type and the bloodstain discover on the shroud has been mystery ever since it was discovered. Many believers has defended that the cloth is not a forgery. They believe that the shroud dates from the time of Christ and it of miraculous origin . It is also claimed that the blood man Shroud Turin has an AB...

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Torino Restaurants

  • Barratti & Milano

    5 out of 5 stars

    I originally wrote this review in 2007, but thought it was time to update with some better photos. As for the Baratti & Milano experience itself, some things never change - walking through the doors is always like stepping back in time to all the other occasions I've sat and had a chocolate here. Italian cafes are renowned for the real deal for...

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  • Brek (Restaurant chain)

    4 out of 5 stars

    This is a self service restaurant with good food and well priced. We were really getting hungry for vegetables and a salad so this place was perfect. We had lunch there which was very good - and we also had an evening meal of lasagna and a fruit dessert. There is a microwave to heat up the food - rather different. There are glasses for water. The...

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  • Arcadia

    5 out of 5 stars

    In my opinion, the BEST place to go to have a nice farewell dinner in Torino is RISTORANTE ARCADIA http://www.foodandcompany.com/food&company.html Central location in a wonderful gallery, superb atmosphere and very good food. Tasty lunches for a low price (around 15€) and higher prices at dinner, but they are worth the extra money if you want to...

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Torino Nightlife

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  • Murazzi and the river bank

    Down in some dodgy bars alongside the river Po. A strange place to be, but unique atmosphere. Watch out for the early morning happy hours. A think it was a case of trousers around you ankles on the dance floor.

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  • Centre

    We were in Turin this June ( it rained a lot ! ) and we found that there were very few Bars open in the evenings after 10pm. We were told that there was lots of nightlife on the riverside but when we check this out we found that it had been washed away in a flood a few weeks earlier !

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  • Collina and "the opposite" banks

    Hennesey is a posh disco located on the road to Pino Torinese, a mildly pricey taxi ride with no public transportation. The club is sprawling and elegant, with low tables lining a small dancefloor and the best and most beautiful of Torino lining up for expensive drinks. Reserve a table unless you want to stand all night. Recommended for people who...

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Torino Transportation

  • [TO]BIKE - Public bycicles service

    The convenient bike sharing service was introduced in town on June 6, 2010.Registered users can take and drop a bike at any automated station, 24 hours a day. The total planned number of these is 116, and, despite not all of these have been opened yet, the existing provide a reasonable network for roaming the city center.Registration costs:-...

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  • Cycling around Torino - "Bunet" route...

    Cycling in the city of Torino and its metro area is the fastest way to move around.The city council has taken a pioneering step up introducing "Bunet" (Bike Urban NEtwork Torino) point-to-point route calculator tool, the first of its gender in Italy.It works in two modes:- Choose "La mia bici" radio button if you own a bike, or;- Choose...

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  • From/To the Airport

    Easy train connection from/to the Caselle (Sandro Pertini) city airport. Ride takes under 20 minutes and desired stop is "Caselle Aeroporto".As of today, one-way fare is 3.40 Euro. Tickets can be bought at newspaper or tobacco (large "T" signs) stores. Such ticket includes access to urban buses and trams, provided that last bus or tram is boarded...

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Torino Shopping

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  • Food and drink shopping taken to a new...

    Forget Harrods, this is what my vision of grocery shopping heaven looks like. Imagine if the fresh vegetables on sale were the very best examples of their type, if an unbelievable selection of cheeses, meats and seafood was piled high, if the bakery dished out only freshly made perfectly flavoursome bread, if there was every type of condiment,...

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  • Farmers' Markets

    Most popular in town, and centrally located, are the following:"Oasi di prodotti tipici della campagna piemontese" (Typical Piedmontese food products)When: 1st Sunday of every month (except Jan, Jul, Aug)Where: Piazza Palazzo di Citta' (City Hall)"Oasi di prodotti tipici della campagna piemontese" (Typical Piedmontese food products)When: 3rd Sunday...

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  • Made in Torino

    Iconic brand name born and raised in Torino, Robe di Kappa has placed its logo onto the jerseys of a great number of domestic and foreign sports teams. Production had long been moved abroad but part of the former city manufacturing plant was dedicated to the "Spaccio" (it means "outlet"), where RdK and other brands collections can be found at...

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Torino Local Customs

  • Classical music - Festivals

    Classical music abounds in town all-year-round but summer is particularly interesting as the city of Torino organizes free public events to please large audiences.Settembre Musica - lately renamed MITO Settembre Musica - is held in the month of September focusing on classical and contemporary music. Paid admission but some concerts are for free in...

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  • Cena in Bianco - Unconventional Dinner

    Biggest event of its kind in Italy, the "Cena in Bianco" (Dinner in White) takes place every year on one summer evening to fill an adequate public place in town. The 2014 edition had 11.000 participants gathered in wonderful Piazza San Carlo.Self-catering, white color mandatory and a few rules involved, this is quite an unusual moment.Mandatory...

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  • Drinking water

    Abundance of water from the Alps is a blessing and a public resource in town. The typical drinking water outlet is named "Toret" (pronounced "tuh-ret" in Piedmontese language) or Italianized as "Toretto" which means "small bull". Torino has about 700 of such fountains scattered all over the city territory and most of these are well over a century...

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Torino Warnings and Dangers

  • Torino - Downtown traffic limitations

    UPDATE:As of May 31st 2010, the City of Torino extends the ZTL area which boundaries become those of the former ZTL Ambientale. As far as I understand, no-entry hours from 7:30AM through 10:30AM except for special permission holders in the green (and brown) area of the map in the photo.In recent years, the city administrators adopted and enforced a...

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  • italian drivers...

    many drivers in italy seem to have no common sense whatsoever.i visited in june and the 2 hour drive i took from turin to imperia was the scariest experience of my life.undertaking,cutting in and excessive speeding seem to be the norm in this part of italy,there was even one driver on the motorway doing ten mph and riding on the rim of one...

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  • Torino - Driving habits

    My comments can be taken as general guidelines applicable to most Italian large cities.In almost any society, symptoms of stress occur when cramming people together as a result of lack of vital room. Like most industrial cities in the north of italy, Torino grew up rapidly and doubled its population in about two decades, the 60s and 70s. The pace...

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Torino Tourist Traps

  • Tram and rails tracks in Torino

    Torino is the Italian city with the most extended tram network. Trams circulate at street level and driving, riding and walking require attention. Not only for the presence of these vehicles, which follow the traffic rules and do not always have separated or dedicated lanes, but also for the steel rails embedded in the pavement - asphalt, cobbles...

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  • Caffe' Torino

    Whether or not this can be a tourist trap, or just a warning, you decide. Nothing wrong with this historical cafe' in the heart of the city - Piazza San Carlo, 204 - if not for the prices. You should know that any cafe' and bar in Italy have two different prices for anything served at the bar, while you stand, or otherwise served at the table....

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  • Café to avoid - Caffe Torino - Piazza...

    We stopped in this little arcade caffe for a coffee, hot chocolate and a coke and the bill was 18 Euros ! I had to steal the menu just to avenge the establishment and to frame the menu just to remember this place as the most expensive place in Europe to date to a coke, 6 Euros ! The menu hangs on my wall at work just as a reminder to always check...

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Torino What to Pack

  • DRESS WARM FOR WINTER...

    I HAD SOME WARM CLOTHES ...................HAVING COME FROM HAWAII..ONE DOESN'T ALWAYS TAKE REALLY HEAVY WARM CLOTHES WITH THEM.. SO IF YOU COME TO TURIN IN WINTER...BUNDLE UP..YOU WILL SMILE MORE..!!!! IN CASE IT SNOWS...NICE WARM SOCKS AND WATER PROOF SHOES... SOME GLOVES CAN REALLY KEEP YOUR HANDS CONTENT

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  • Torino - Packing List

    Torino lies exactly on the 45th parallel in a temperate zone and it has 4 seasons. Spring and Fall can be rainy, summer is hot and humid and most winters are cold and white.Adjust accordingly.

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  • 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!

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Torino Off The Beaten Path

  • Old cafeterias

    The most famous Cafe in Torino.. locates in Galleria Subalpina near Piazza Castello. The place itself is very beautiful.. worth a visit.. Baratti & Milano is wellknown for their fine coffee, delicious afternoon snacks and delicate finger foods.. I bought some chocolate bars with hazelnuts there.. about 4 euros.. yum yum.. :) "You will find this...

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  • Street market in Porta Palazzo

    I have never seen so much fruit and grocery for such low prices. Two kilo of grapes for 1 euro. 3 kilo of prunes for 1 euro's. Clothes, shoes. Fish inside the Mercato building. I am sure the mercato is on friday morning and saturday. Perhaps also on other days ? You can combine it with a visit to the Duomo (watch out....the Duomo is closed between...

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  • Royal residences

    From this little station you can take the train to arrive on the top of Superga Hill, where there is the amazing Superga Church, where there are the tomb of the first Italy's Kings and Queens The price to go and to come back are: from Mo to Fri € 3,10 Sat-Sun- € 4,13

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Torino Sports & Outdoors

  • Hiking in Torino

    Except for minor depressions found along its four rivers, Torino lies on a mainly flat area to the west of the Po river (left bank). Opposite bank otherwise has an imposing hill culminating at the Colle della Maddalena which stands 500 m (1,650 ft) above the river - max elevation here is 715 m (2,350 ft). This geographic feature is proper ground...

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  • Cycling - "Corona di Delizie"

    This "Crown of Delights" 88 Km (55 mi) cycling loop itinerary unfolds in and around the city of Torino and is a great opportunity to pedal through history. Among other valuable venues, it touches several Royal Residences of the House of Savoy locations and partially runs within city parks and along the four city rivers. Mostly flat and on dedicated...

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  • Olympic Stadium - Turino

    I went to watch Manchester City vs Juventus in the Europa Cup 2011. One we were directed the correct way by the stewards and queued to enter, it was easier than walking around the magnitude of an Olympic Stadium with people directing us the wrong way!!!There was top security with body searches, photographic ID being needed and bag checks. The club...

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Torino Favorites

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  • 'Torino card'

    Sacamos la tarjeta Torino /Piamonte de tres días ( 72 horas ) que entra en vigor , no cuando la compras , sino cuando la utilizas por primera vez Te permite utilizar todos los medios de transporte ( bus , tranvía ...) a excepción del metro y con él puedes entrar a todos los museos y sitios de interés , no es como otras tarjetas que excluyen la...

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  • Miscellaneous

    I have seen a lot of questions in the forum about relocating to Torino, looking for apartments, etc, and want to share the information that I have. If you are young, a good place to stay while house-hunting is the Ostello Gioventu (Youth Hostel) at Via Alby, 1. Take the bus #52 across the river and get off at Crimea, the hostel is up the hill....

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  • Architecture

    Today the life of the town is centered at Piazza San Carlo and on the main streets Via Roma and Via Po. Under the arcades of Via Roma are some of the trendiest shops in Italy while cars whiz by on hot summer nights. Piazza San Carlo is a beautiful square lined with cafes that lies halfway down Via Roma and is known to be a popular meeting place...

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