Miscellaneous: "Pollicino" (Tom Thumb) is a multilingual (Italian/English/French) software for interactive consultation on pda for tourist who like walking round the city to search stores, services and also to discover monuments, historical museums and palaces.
A new high tech way to visit Turin. Leave the Lonely Planet back and go with your personal guide and be never lost.
You have a Gps and a map preloaded with walking tours of the city (and a tool to create your owns). You have also a database with deep info for about 1000 point of interest. And the calendar with the scheduled shows and activities.
Pollicino can be rented for 10 euro a day at the Turismo Torino Information Point at Atrium Torino in square "piazza Solferino".
A caveat: I didn't used it, nor anyone I know (Pollicino is very unknown here). Maybe wise to pack also the Lonely Planet :-)
Atrium Torino - piazza Solferino 10121 Turin
Mon-Sun: 9.30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Luggage and bags: 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..!!!!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: IN CASE IT SNOWS...NICE WARM SOCKS AND WATER PROOF SHOES...
Miscellaneous: SOME GLOVES CAN REALLY KEEP YOUR HANDS CONTENT
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Torino is very cold in winter, so you should bring warm clothes (overcoats, fur coats, scarves). The temperature easily goes below 0 ?C.
Photo Equipment: Bring your camera, preferably a digital camera if you have one, to photograph all the beauties of the city!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Just like anywhere in italy pack some nice clothes unless you want to stick out as a foreigner. Italians really do dress well, even when they are wearing casual clothes. It doesn't mean designer clothes necessarily, it just means looking neat (even if simple) all the time... and believe me, it's not really that hard.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Family Travel
Miscellaneous: If you do not speak Italian I would suggest you bring along a pocket dictionary. In many cities and countries you can get by with speaking in English but there are not many tourists in Turin and many of the people do not speak much English.
Luggage and bags: I recommend a backpack.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I recommend to bring some nice warm clothes. I gets real cold. I had on one T-shirt one Sweater and a heavy jacket. For all ya'll skiers. Ya'll know what to bring. Dont forget your nice warm socks.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: They have all that.
Photo Equipment: Bring a digital camera with lots of memory. I have a Sony Cybershot with a flash card of 64 mb. (megabytes)
Also bring a camcorder to film the view. I is so beautiful.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring some nice climbing shoes. There is also lots of snow everywhere. You never know when it's going to snow.
Miscellaneous: I recommend a nice cup of double expresso. Italian coffee is so good.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: 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.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Always take some strong walking shoes.
We seemed to bloody walk everywhere, normally in a circular direction.