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[Europe Travel] Italy: Turin

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Turin is a major city in northern Italy. It is Italy’s second largest industrial city, a hub for the automobile industry such as Fiat, and the center of the Italian economy. Turin is known as the venue for the 2006 Olympic Games and is a very famous city. In addition, the soccer team Juventus FC is based in Turin and is played by many well-known players. The city is home to many historic buildings such as palaces and castles, and was registered as a World Heritage Site in 1997 as the “Royal Palaces of the Savoia Royal House”.

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Location

Turin is a town located in the northern part of Italy.

History

Turin had many buildings during the Roman Empire. The streets of Turin are like a grid, a remnant of the Roman Empire. The French aristocratic House of Savoy set up a castle in the Middle Ages, and in 1560 the Savoia family relocated to Turin, making it the capital of the aristocratic kingdom. In modern times, the capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia was located.

Climate

Turin belongs to a warm and humid climate. Temperatures range from -3 ° C to 28 ° C throughout the year.

Language

Italian is used in Italy.

Security

Turin is said to be a city with less pickpockets and snatches than Milan and Rome, so you can spend your time relatively safely.

Race

The Italian people are the majority in Italy. Others are Celtic, Germanic, and French.

industry

Turin has a well-known car maker, Fiat. It is also the center of the aviation industry, and the industry is very active. Soccer and tourism are also flourishing.

religion

Most people in Italy are Christians. Others are non-religious.

currency

Euro is used in Italy.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Egyptian Museum of Turin

The Cairo Museum in Egypt houses the next largest collection of Egyptian art. Currently, about 6500 items are on display, and 26000 items are stored in the collection.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Royal Palace of Turin

It is a magnificent royal palace facing the vast Castello Square, and is the residence where the owner of the Savoia royal family lived for generations. The Royal Palace of Turin and Madama Palace face the Castello Square.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Madama Palace

The residence of Marie-Christine. Today, it is a museum that exhibits arts and crafts and furniture furnishings from the medieval Piedmont region, and has been registered as a World Heritage Site (cultural heritage).

Sightseeing spot 4 : Mole Antonelliana

One of Turin’s iconic buildings. It has the National Film Museum inside and is said to be the tallest museum in the world. Named after the architect Alessandro Antonelli.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Consolata Cathedral

The Consolata Cathedral was built in the 19th century. In a luxurious Baroque style, the central cupola is also adorned with gold decorations and frescoes.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Royal Palace of Venaria

The Venaria Reale Palace, built in 1659. It is a place where you can feel the glory of the Savoia family. Exhibitions are also held at this place from time to time.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Juventus Stadium

Juventus FC’s home stadium, which belongs to Serie A, is Italy’s first club-owned original stadium. The distance to the stand is very close and soccer fans will enjoy it very much.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Basilica of Superga

Built in 1717, the Basilica of Superga rises to the top of the mountain to watch over the city of Turin. Currently, a monument is being built to commemorate the victims.

Sightseeing spot 9 : National Automobile Museum

A full-scale Italian automobile museum in Turin, known as the base of Fiat’s leading automobile industry. Learn about car design and history on the groundbreaking display.

Sightseeing spot 10 : Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino

It is the home stadium of Torino FC, a soccer team belonging to Serie A. Many soccer fans gather on weekends.

Hotel

Turin has plenty of accommodation. Torino Airport is the closest. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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