Torino, Italia







Torino
is a major city as well as a business and cultural centre in northern Italy, capital of the Piedmont region. The population of the city is 908,000.
The company Fiat automobile manufacturer has its headquarters here and many other Italian car brands such as Lancia were born here.
In 2006 Torino was the host of the the Winter Olympic Games, and for the year 2008 Torino was elected as the first World Design Capital by Icsid and IDA.

The city is the birth place of solid chocolate. It was in Torino that, at the end of the 18th century, Mr. Doret invented a revolutionary machine that could make solid chocolate.
Torino is also a major tourist destination in Italy.
The best known building of the city is the Mole Antonelliana, which today houses the National Cinema Museum.
The Palatine Towers are among the best preserved Roman remains in northern Italy.

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist houses the Shroud of Turin, an old linen cloth with an imprint of a man, which is believed by many to be the cloth that covered Jesus in his grave. Nearby is the former royal residence: the seventeenth-century Palazzo Reale, built for Madama Reale Christine Marie of France.

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Tourist Information:
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http://www.comune.torino.it/torinoplus/english/artandmuseums.html
http://www.turismotorino.org


Gastronomy:
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Torino is the heart of Piemonte’s gastronomy.
http://www.comune.torino.it/torinoplus/english/taste.html


Public transports:
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By Plane

Turin International Airport "Sandro Pertini"
Strada San Maurizio, 12 - Caselle Torinese (TO)
Ph: +39 0115676.361 / +39 0115676.362
Fax: +39 01156765.420

Office hours: from Monday to Sunday 6.00 - 24.00
Turin's Airport (Sandro Pertini) is 16 kilometres northwest of the town center.
For further information, timetables and how to get from/to the airport, visit "Sandro Pertini" International Airport official website, updated 24 hours day. http://www.aeroportoditorino.it/EN/voli/default.php

If you arrive at Milano Malpensa Airport take a look below
From Milano Malpensa Airport to Turin and vice versa

Milano Malpensa Airport is a huge airport located 140km from Turin.

Coach service:
A bus service links Milano Malpensa Airport to Turin. Only 5-6 daily runs are available. The trip lasts for about 2 hours. The city bus terminal is in c.so Castelfidardo. The bus also stops at Torino Porta Susa railway station. Tickets can be bought at the bus station counter or at the bars near the bus terminal or directly on the bus. See SADEM website (in Italian) for detailed information about prices (2006 price: 18 ?) and timetables.

Train service:
There are no direct train connections from Milano Malpensa Airport to Turin, then it is better to go to Milano.

You can reach Milano either by:
Malpensa Express train- Milano city center; the train arrives at Milano North (Cadorna) railway station. This is not the station where trains to Turin leave from Milano - move from Milano North (Cadorna) railway station to Milano Centrale railway station (by underground or taxi, 10 minutes trip);

Malpensa Shuttle; the bus to Milano Centrale railway station leaves every 20 minutes, twenty-four hours a day. For a complete list of all available bus services please see Malpensa Airport website;

By Taxi
Direct trains to Turin leave approximately every hour at Milano Centrale railway station.


By Train
Turin is one of the most important national and international railway junctions. Turin's main railway stations are:

» Porta Nuova (from/to Rome, Milan, Genoa, Florence, Bologna, Venice, France)
corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 53
ph. +39-011532427

» Porta Susa (from/to Rome, Milan, Florence, Bologna, Venice, Spain and TGV from/to France)
piazza XXVII Dicembre, 8
ph. +39-011538513

» Lingotto (intermediate stop from/to Rome, Genoa, Florence)
via Pannunzio, 1
ph. +39-0113173897

» Stazione Dora (from/to Turin's International Airport "Sandro Pertini", every 30 minutes
Piazza Baldissera
ph. +39-0112217835

For further information on train services and timetables visit www.trenitalia.com

Foreign railway stations connected directly with Turin:
» Trenes Talgo Trans-Pireneos - Salvador Dalì (Spain, stop at Torino Porta Susa)
» Artesia (France, stop at Torino Porta Susa)

By Car
Turin is perfectly reachable by car, since it is situated in the middle of Europe, linked with the main European cities by a transport network connecting the whole Piedmont region, with Turin as its region capital.

The main access roads to the city are located at the four cardinal points. Every motorway links up with Torino ring road (tangenziale), from where you can easily reach the city centre.

20 feb 2008


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