We decided to write this article in honor of Turin, our city, that we love like crazy and after all are sad to leave. In fact, we have sent a postcard to our host families to show them this stunning city! XD
For those who don’t know, it is Piedmont state capitol, a region located in the north-west of Italy. What can we say about it? It is the Savoy’s home and therefore you can find realms and palaces among the most beautiful in Italy (to mention a couple: Palace of Venaria and Palazzo Madama), but also very important museums like the Egyptian museum, second only to the one in Cairo, and the National Museum of Cinema.
Turin has the characteristic square map, which is super cool, because if you walk straight and then turn thrice to the right you are back where you started. The problem is when you leave Turin and try to follow the same line of reasoning….every Turinese gets punctually lost!
The undisputed symbol of Turin is the Mole Antonelliana, built by the architect Antonelli in 1863 and it is 168meters tall.
Among the many distinctive traits of Turin there are 18km of arcades that surround the entire urban center and for that reason it is the widest European walking area as 12,5km are interrupt and continuous (something very useful on rainy days).
But now let’s stop talking, what is the best way to make you love and appreciate its beauty? Below there are two videos that perfectly express the splendor of the old Capital!
In this first video you can admire some of the most beautiful areas and attractions of the city:
This second video was produced by the Americans in 2006 to celebrate the Winter Olympic Games held in Turin:
Mapu & Susa