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The capital of Piedmont, with a population of about a million people, is known as the hometown of the royal family once ruled here. Today Turin has retained its aristocratic atmosphere with huge boulevards and palaces, green parks and art galleries. Moreover, thanks to the 2006 Olympics, this beautiful Italian city was discovered by millions of tourists, whose number is increasing annually.
Turin Airport is located in the Piedmont region in northwest Italy and is flooded with tourists during summer and winter vacations. In 1989, the airport was thoroughly renovated for the World Cup, and in 2005 for the Winter Olympic Games. So he simply doesn’t get old.
And Turin's airport is far from ideal. Everything says here: "There is nothing to sit at the airport, go to the city". The staff, most likely, will absolutely not care what you do and what your questions are. Most tourists note rather poor management and a typical Italian desire to chat about their work instead. In addition, there is very little entertainment at the Turin airport, and it can sometimes be difficult to connect to free Wi-Fi.
It takes about 16 km from the airport to the center of Turin. You can easily cover this distance in half an hour by car. And finding a taxi will not be a problem, because they always wait for tourists at the exit of the terminal. The trip will be very expensive, which is about 45 dollars.
Turin is considered the European capital of Baroque, because almost everything was built in the peak of fashion of this style. However, it does not look like other typical Italian cities. Many people notice French charm here and even often call the city “little Paris”. By the way, Turin really looks a lot like Paris. If you don’t have enough opportunities and desire to get to the French capital, just replace it with a trip to Turin.
Since Turin is called "little Paris", there should also be its own Eiffel Tower. It is here. called Mole Antonelliana. This experimental building remained the highest in Italy until 2011. It was even depicted on coins in one centime. Inside the tower is the cinema museum, which works every day except Tuesday. And from the top floor there is a panoramic view of the city and beyond.
People who are even a little familiar with the history of Christianity can remember the Shroud of Turin. This artifact probably needs no introduction. It is believed that the body of Jesus Christ was wrapped in this shroud. Today it is kept in the main cathedral of the city the Duomo di San Giovanni. The shroud is shown to the public every ten years (or more often if the Pope gives his order). But even if you are not lucky to look at the shroud, in the cathedral itself there are many valuable drawings and frescoes, which are also interesting for tourists.
As in any Italian city, first of all you need to order a plate with antipasti, which is a set of various snacks. Basically you will be served meat and cheese slices, olives, greens, baked vegetables and much more.
And in Turin, truffles are very fond of. When ordering pasta in a restaurant, be prepared to get truffle oil for it or to season the dish fresh. The city even hosts a whole truffle festival where you can try a variety of dishes with this delicious mushroom. The truffle season begins in the fall, so you should think about traveling to Turin at this time of the year if you want gastronomic pleasures.
Speaking of pasta. Every region of Italy loves its own kind of pasta. In Turin, this is Agnolotti, which are a smaller and more similar to typical dumpling type of ravioli. They usually start with meat. Served with butter, sauce and generously sprinkled with parmesan.