A Weekend in Turin

A Weekend in Turin, Turin, Italy (B)

There are lots of good reasons to make Turin a city break destination. It’s a city rich in history (it was the first capital of a unified in Italy in 1861) with beautiful architecture, magnificent piazzas (squares) and 18km of lovely arcades lining the main streets. It is an important economic and industrial centre and is the base for such companies as Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lavazza and Martini. Turin also boasts many art galleries, palaces and museums and is home to the Shroud of Turin (although you can’t actually see it). As the capital of the Piemonte region, it also offers some of the finest food and wine to be found in Italy and is home to the Slow Food movement.

I like to be as central as possible when I go for a short break to a city so that I can walk to all the places I want to go. There are trams and a Metro in Turin but many of the sights and restaurants are easily accessible on foot. I booked through British Airways – a flight + hotel deal – and chose Grand Hotel Sitea, a 4* hotel in Via Carlo Alberto very close to the central squares of Piazza San Carlo and Piazza Castello. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Weekend in Turin
Guide Location: Italy » Turin
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kay Gale
Read it on Author's Website: https://travel-gourmet.com/2016/10/04/a-weekend-in-turin/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Grand Hotel Sitea
  • Piazza San Carlo
  • Piazza Castello
  • Caffe Mulafsano
  • Stratta
  • Caffe San Carlo
  • Baratti & Milano
  • Caffe Torino
  • Banco Vini e Alimenti
  • Porto di Savona
  • Cianci Piola Caffe
  • Eataly
  • Porto Palazzo
  • Piazza della Citta
  • Palazzo Reale
  • Mole Antonelliana
  • Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista
  • Santa Cristina
  • Caffe San Carlo
  • Eygptian Museum
  • Via Po
  • Piazza Vittorio Veneto
  • church of Gran Madre di Dio
  • Giardini Reali