Torino is a city in constant evolution: from Augusta Taurinorum (after 27 a.C.) to the capital of the Savoy Dukedom (1563) until becoming Italy’s first capital (1861), the queen of the automobile industry (1899) and the star of the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Today it is being presented with an image that makes it even more appealing.
Torino is a city that is just waiting to be discovered in all of its many aspects: filled with historic evidence, acclaimed museums, works of contemporary art en plein air, cultural events, with its characteristic porticos, renowned historical meeting places, its extensive parks and magic places.
10 GOOD REASONS TO VISIT TORINO:
- The first capital of Italy, before Florence and Rome
- The city preserving Leonardo da Vinci’s self portrait
- The Museo Egizio is the only museum other than the Cairo Museum that is dedicated solely to Egyptian art and culture
- The National Cinema Museum inside the“Mole Antonelliana”
- The city where the Holy Shroud is conserved
- The Royal Residences declared by Unesco a Human Heritage Site
- The famous historical cafés and patisseries
- The capital of contemporary art
- The capital of taste, chocolate and aperitifs
- The city with 18 km of arcades for shopping