Roman castrum, medieval town, first capital of Italy. Torino offers a lasting memory of castles, old beautiful palaces, royal residences, monuments. Torino is one of the cultural leading cities in Italy.
The city’s lively cultural scene includes music, theatre, visual arts, photography, film, design, dance and heritage as well as a wide choice of museums, 46 in town, such as the world famous Egyptian Museum, the beautiful Galleria Sabauda with Italian and Flemish painting collections, the Automobile Museum, the Modern Art Gallery, the Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Cinema Museum with its unique interactive approach.
Around Torino thousands of excursion opportunities: the Alps, the lakes, the artistic cities and villages, the golf courses, the wine and food tours.
What to do
Torino offers both luxury and characteristic shops. Most of the luxury shops are located in the city centre on via Roma: fashion boutiques, jewellery shops, perfume shops and food and wine stores which feature the best of the regional products. Then there are the characteristic shops in the little alleys of the inner city, full of cafés and craft shops. Torino has a little (or, as is often the case, a lot) of everything and for all budgets as well.
Torino is one of the undisputed world capital of taste. It has always boasted a renowned food and wine tradition. The region’s extraordinary cuisine can be enjoyed in over 600 city restaurants. Restaurants are usually open from 12.00 to 14.30 and from 19.30 to 22.30. For those who prefer something different to the classic menus, Torino proposes a most pleasant alternative: wine bars. Torino is also renowned for the ability of its pastry cooks.
Located in the north-west of Italy, Torino has a continental weather. Average daytime temperature in June is 20 °C.
How to get to Turin
Turin lies in the centre of Europe and takes advantage of a well structured connection system by plane, train and car.
Caselle International Airport (www.aeroportoditorino.it), 20 minutes away from the city centre, allows daily connections with the main European cities.
Moreover, Malpensa International Airport (https://www.milanomalpensa-airport.com/en/), one of the main European hubs connected to more than 120 cities all over the world, is located only 60 minutes' drive from Turin.
Turin has two main railway stations, Porta Nuova and Porta Susa, both in the city centre. They are connected, also with frequent high speed rail services, to the main destinations in Italy and France, and from there to the rest of Europe.
Lyon can be reached in 2.5 hours, Paris in about 5 hours and Milan in only 50 minutes.
More info at www.trenitalia.com
Motorways A6 Torino-Savona, A4 Torino-Milan-Venice, A21 Torino-Piacenza-Bologna, A5 Torino-Aosta, A32 Torino-Bardonecchia connect Torino to most Italian cities, to France, Switzerland, Austria and the rest of Europe.
To find out whether, depending on your citizenship, country of long-term residence and the duration and reasons for your stay, you need a visa to enter Italy, see the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at https://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en or check with your local Italian Embassy or other diplomatic representative before you travel.
The rules change regularly, so you should check you have the most up to date information for your trip.