Terrific Turin, Italy


Torino (Turin in English) is the most important and major situated in the northern Italy. It is the capital of Piedmont region. The city is located on the left banks of River Po. Towards the front of the city is Susa Valley and towards the western part you have the Alpine arch. The population is approximately 911,000. The city is known for its rich cultural heritage. The city is well known for the various restaurants, churches, opera houses, galleries, museums, libraries, parks and various other attractions. This city is also the birth place of some of the world famous politicians. Torino tourism has started developing since last few years.You can explore more with trip planner for better travel experience.

The city was once upon a time known as the major European political centre and was the first capital of Italy, in 1861, and was the home of House of Savoy, Italy's royal family. Today, it ranks 78th richest in the world in terms of purchasing power. Most of the Italian automobiles are manufactured in this city.  Literature about Turin's are easily available from the tourist office information kiosks; they include the palaces, churches, well-known museums and also for foodies excellent restaurants. Here are three of the most interesting:

Mole Antonelliana

Turin's most recognizable landmark was built in 1888. The height of the tower is 167.5 meters and till now it is considered among the highest work of masonry done in Europe. At present it has been converted into one of the best museums of Europe. There is a lift which takes you to the top and you need to pay a price for this it is 6 pounds.  


River Po Park

The river Po is the longest river of Italy and this has been protected as the natural park in Turin. When one sits on the benches of this natural park you can watch varied views – like the town and hill. One can also view the Castle of Valentino, Gran Madre Church and the medieval quarter, all these have a reflection on the river Po.



National Cinema Museum

A guide to Turin is never complete without visiting this national museum which was opened to the public in the year 2000 and has become perhaps its most iconic symbol. There is an exhibition space of 3200 sq. meters on five floors, each with a particular theme, along with a "great temple" where one can relax and watch the Italian classic movies which are projected on the giant overhead screens.

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