Italy

Turin

Discover Turin, the greenest Italian city.

Resting at the foot of the hills, embraced by the course of the river Po and its tributaries, Turin has 320 km of tree-lined avenues and countless urban and suburban parks where you can walk, run, cycle, paddle, and rest.

A mere two kilometres from the city centre, visitors can enjoy unforgettable views of Turin from the green hills surrounding the city. The Sassi-Superga tram, still in its authentic 1934 design, climbs on the hills heading to Superga where you can enjoy Turin and the majestic Alps. Le Corbusier defined Turin as “the city with the most beautiful natural location in the world”.

Visitors can breathe history and culture from Roman times to the present day under the long arcades and in the elegant streets of the centre, in the alleys of the oldest neighbourhoods, and in the large and elegant squares of Turin.

Visitors and residents alike enjoy sitting in the large outdoor areas of famous restaurants and historical cafes, tasting some typical food and wine and local specialities, or drinking quality coffee or local ‘bicerin’. Turin is also renowned for its homemade ice cream as well as the infinite varieties of chocolate and pastries.

Turin can be discovered by foot as it offers many open-air museums. Some itineraries lead to neighbourhoods where street art has taken over, others trace the perfumes of multi-ethnic quarters, and more suggestive views can be found in the more modern areas of the constantly-evolving city.

Turin, which has invested in sports and well-being, provides many opportunities to professionals and sport amateurs. For example, the city will host between 2021 and 2025 the ATP Tennis Finals, the prestigious tournament featuring the world’s best eight single players and double teams of the season. The city has also hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Turin is a vibrant and dynamic city with plenty of things to see and to do: it boasts over 40 museums as well as the Savoy Royal Residences – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – alongside fascinating churches and places of worship and the mystery of the Holy Shroud; two thousand years of architecture along with modern design; contemporary art in its various forms and the Leonardo da Vinci’s Self Portrait kept in the Royal Library; 18 km of arcades for shopping in the city centre as well as Europe’s largest open-air market.

Turin, an attractive green city open to the world.

Chiara Appendino Mayor
Country
Italy
population
872,316
official website
www.comune.torino.it
Olympic arc
Igloo di Merz
Lingotto Fiere
Monte Cappuccini
Piazza San Carlo
Piazza Vittorio