Indeed, the capital of the Piedmont, with the river Po running through it, is situated at the foot of the Alps, a one-hour drive from the French border and one hour from the Mediterranean coast. The city’s history also reveals a large part of Italy’s history.
Capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia, then first ever capital of Italy, the city was also home to the House of Savoy. Numerous monuments, palaces, piazzas and parks are a testimony to the historical glory of the city. Turin is considered the capital of Baroque architecture even today. Constantly competing with Paris and Vienna, Turin has always attempted to imitate its rivals. The style of the grand avenues and monumental constructions in the city have a more Parisian feel to them than the traditional yellow and red houses of other Italian cities.
Whatever your “Gusto”, Turin has something in store for you! The Agnelli family comes from here as well as the famous car brands Fiat, Lancia or Alfa Romeo. It is also the home of the National Automobile Museum. If you are a sports fan you no doubt know the black and white striped Juventus jerseys. Since organising the 2006 Winter Olympic Games Turin has become popular for skiing and other winter sports. If you are travelling in quest of spirituality or for religious reasons, the Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista and the Holy Shroud will be a must during your visit. Italian cuisine also attracts visitors of course.
As the capital of Piedmont, Turin offers world famous slow food dishes, delicate wines and specialties like chocolate. Should you like sweets, try the chocolate delights of a Gianduiotto or drink a Bicerin, a mix between espresso, chocolate and milk. If after all of this you are still longing for more, remember that you are as close as you can get to other Piedmont cities like Alba or Asti. You can also relax in the nearby Natural Reserve of Sacro Monte or the Gran Paradiso National Park.
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