University of Turin (Università degli Studi di Torino)

About Turin, Guide and Top Tourist Attractions
(Turin, Italy)

Turin is located in the Piedmont region northwest of Italy. It is a large city with a population of about a million people. It is a one-hour drive from the French border and a little more than that from the Mediterranean sea. Turin is the first capital of modern Italy. While it is not a famous cultural city like Florence or Rome, Turin is a city of technology and industry. The locals are well known for their confidentiality and their understatement, and these attitudes reflect the city they inhabit.

What to do in Turin

The city of Turin is a good place to relax and enjoy the scenery. Beautiful views of Turin can be enjoyed by taking a trip to Superga. Visitors can take in the scenic city by taking a walk on Roma street from the Porta Nuova station to Piazza Castello through Piazza San Carlo. Visitors can walk along the Po river to see its breathtaking views or walk on Po street from Piazza Castello to Piazza Vittorio, and further along to the Gran Madre Church, stopping by the bridge. The historic cafes like Mulassano and Baratti and Milano, located around Piazza Castello are great places to have a break and hang out.

Tourist Attractions

Turin's main tourist attraction is the Mole Antonelliana, which is the city's landmark building completed in 1888 as a synagogue. It is the highest work of masonry in Europe. It also houses the National Cinema Museum, which is one of the finest cinema museums in Europe. The archaeology of cinema, the film camera, a collection of cinema posters, video installation, and the great temple can be found inside the National Cinema Museum.

The Museo dell'Automobile in Corso Unità d'Italia 40 should not be missed by those visiting the city. This collection has over 170 vehicles including 18th-century carriages, Formula 1 racers, and gorgeous, red sports cars.

The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist is also a crowd-drawer because it contains the controversial Shroud of Turin, which is stored in a vault below the Duomo. It can only displayed through a papal decree. The last time it was displayed was in the Jubilee Year of 2000. The next time it is slated to be shown is in the next Jubilee Year of 2025.

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