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Turin. Pop. 910,437. Currency - Euro. Language Ė Italian. Time Zone GMT + 1 hour. Main Airport - Aeroporto di Torino (TRN). Best Time to go Ė July, but generally good all year round. Turin is the capital of the Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte) region and is a major business and cultural centre in the north west of Italy. The city is home to some iconic artifacts and brands including: The Shroud of Turin; Car manufacturers Fiat, Lancia and Alfa Romeo; and football teams Juventus F.C. and Torino F.C. The city also hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics. The city is also the home of some famous educational institutes such as The University of Turin, Polytechnic University of Turin, and ESCP-EAP European School of Management. Allied to itís strength in engineering and technology the city is also a major industrial and business centre. Along with FIAT many other famous branded companies were founded in the city including: Lancia, Pininfarina, Bertone, Sparco, Italdesign, Ghia, Fioravanti, Stola, Intesa Sanpaolo, Superga, Invicta (1821), Lavazza, Martini & Rossi, and Kappa. The most famous feature, and the symbol of the city of turin is the Mole Antonelliana. This 167.5-meter tower is the highest work of masonry in Europe and it now contains one of the finest cinema museums in Europe. A magnet for visitors is The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Duomo di San Giovanni. The Cathedral's Chapel of the Shroud houses the famous Shroud of Turin, which is stored in a vault below the Duomo. However, the Shroud is only displayed by Papal Decree with itís next scheduled showing in 2025! Donít worry, Turin has many other attractions for culture vultures including: Quadrilatero Romano; Via Garibaldi; Valentino Park; Cathedral of Superga; and Castello di Rivoli.


Turin Torino Hotel Reservations

Turin Torino Hotels Reservation including Jolly Ligure Le Meridien Lingotto Genio Piemontese La Darsena Grand Hotel Sitea Jolly Hotel Ambasciatori and Piedmont Hotels.

Many Turin Torino Hotels are close to the Mole Antonelliana the symbol of Turin capital of Piedmont.

Grand Hotel Sitea - Via Carlo Alberto 35 Turin

This famous luxury hotel, set in an early 20th century Liberty style building, is a historic Turin landmark right next to the sophisticated Via Roma.The Grand Hotel Sitea in Turin, sensitively restored to its historic elegance, is listed in the renowned Associazione Locali Storici d'Italia.

Grand Hotel Sitea - Via Carlo Alberto 35 Turin

Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK

The Italian Chamber of Commerce for the UK offers several services in order to best meet their clientsí needs. These include: Communication Services; Commercial Services; Financial Services; and Introduction to the UK market. The Chamber also assists with inward investment into the Italian Regions including Piedmont Piemonte.

Juventus Football Club Official Website

The Official Website: news, results and tables, team, media, company, photogallery, video, sponsor, Juventus Member, JuveStore, JuveSoccerSchool, tickets and much more.

Piemonte Agency for Investments Export and Tourism

Piemonte Agency for Investments, Export and Tourism is the first Italian agency dedicated to internationalisation, focusing chiefly on attracting foreign investment, increasing the presence of local companies and their competitiveness in international markets.

Politecnico di Torino: Official Web site

The Polytechnic University of Turin (Italian: Politecnico di Torino, POLITO) is an engineering university based in Turin. It was founded in 1859, and is Italyís oldest Technical University.

Torino FC - wikipedia

Torino Football Club 1906, commonly referred to as simply Torino, is an Italian professional football club based in Turin, Piedmont that was founded in 1906.

Turin - wikipedia

Turin (Italian: Torino)is a major city as well as a business and cultural centre in northern Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the left bank of the Po River. It was the capital of the Duchy of Savoy from 1563, then of the Kingdom of Sardinia ruled by the Royal House of Savoy and finally the first capital of a unified Italy. It is often referred to as "the Capital of the Alps" and "the Automobile Capital of Italy".

Turin - wikitravel

Turin is a large city of about one million inhabitants, is set in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean sea. Turin inhabitants are well known across Italy for their understatement and confidentiality and the city reflects this attitude.

Turin Caselle Airport: Official Site

Caselle airport serves the Piedmont region, one of the most important areas in Europe in terms of population, resources and surplus value. The airport provides direct flights to almost 40 destinations, 21 of which are international.


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