Turin and its Mountains
Enrico Massetti wrote this book with 61 color images.
Turin, the regional capital of Piedmont, is reputed to be a magical city. And it can only be by magic that a city, considered the capital of Italian heavy industry (FIAT, one of the biggest automobile producers in the world, is based here), is also one of Italy's main tourist attractions.
Of course, there are good reasons for this. The Holy Shroud, the old linen winding-sheet in which, according to tradition, the body of Christ was after the crucifixion, is kept in Turin's cathedral. There is also the Egyptian Museum at Turin, which contains an extraordinary collection of art from Ancient Egypt, and the Sabauda Gallery, full of masterpieces by great European artists.
Finally, at Turin, there are some tremendous, monumental testimonies of the vital role played by Piedmont in modern Italian history, as the seat of the House of Savoy (the reigning dynasty of Italy until 1946) and the first capital of the Kingdom of Italy: The Royal Palace, Palazzo Madama, the Mole Antonelliana, and the Royal Villa at Stupinigi.
The natural landscape is splendid and varied: mountains, valleys, hills (the Langhe are famous as the setting for many stories by Cesare Pavese and Beppe Fenoglio, favorite writers from Piedmont), lakes (Maggiore, with Stresa, d'Orta, di Viverone), and the Valgrande National Park.
This booklet guides Turin for a visit lasting two, three, or more days, with extensive descriptions and photos of museums, churches, nightlife, and other attractions. In addition, it contains reviews of places where to eat. It has sections covering single or half days, so you can combine several areas depending on the length of your stay and your preference for what o see.
Produced by Massetti Publishing Washington DC, USA
Book, 98 Page
Table of content
Torino + Piemonte Card
Turin Grand tour: 1800 to today
Turin Art and culture
Turin Egyptology Museum
Turin Historic cafés
Caffè Al Bicerin
Caffe’ Baratti & Milano
Caffè San Carlo
Caffè Neuv Caval ‘D Brons
Porta Palazzo Market
Balôn and Gran Balôn
The Shroud of Turin
The origins of the Dora warehouses
Where to eat in Turin
Stupinigi, a small hunting hut
Turin Piedmont Media center
Turin – Getting in and around
Getting to Turin by plane
Getting to Turin by train
Getting to Turin by car
Getting around Turin by public transportation
Bicycling in Turin
Getting around Turin by bicycle
- Bike paths in the Parco della Mandria
- Turin cycle path along the Ceronda
- Bike paths in the Pellerina Park
- Bike paths in the Chico Mendes Park
- Crown of delights
Getting around Turin by car
Tips for renting a car in Turin
Getting around Turin by taxi
Navigating the Po River
Turin Olympic mountains
Cesana – San Sicario
Turin is one day from Milan.
Turin and Piedmont Food & Recipes
Specialty Foods of Piedmont
Typical food from Piedmont includes:
Other tourism guides
Things to Know