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Turin has changed

Well yes! Turin has changed a lot in the last decades and in my opinion for the better.

From a working-class city linked to Fiat which contributed a lot to its expansion and population, it has finally become a tourist city.

Because Turin is beautiful! With its mysterious charm that ignites curiosity in every corner.

The 2006 Olympic Winter Games contributed a lot to its transformation and awareness in the world.

The story of Turincapital del Piedmont, extends for more than two thousand years and some of its vestiges are still visible in the main monuments, streets and squares

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Called the "Petit Paris"

TTurin is a multi-faceted city: the ancient capital of the Savoy kingdom with a regal appearance, the cradle of the Risorgimento and the scene of great historical events for Italy, an industrial city that has subsequently been able to reinvent itself, a pole of innovation and a city of artistic and cultural experimentation .

Turin is known for the refinement of its architecture and cuisine. To the north-west of the city rise the Alps. Sumptuous Baroque buildings and ancient cafés line the avenues and grand squares of Turin, such as Piazza Castello and Piazza San Carlo. Nearby stands the tall spire of the 19th-century Mole Antonelliana, which houses the interactive exhibits of the National Cinema Museum.

What to visit

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The beautiful building designed by Antonelli is undoubtedly the symbol of Turin par excellence. The Mole, which stands out in the panorama of the Savoy city, also houses the National Cinema Museum, one of the most visited in Turin and the only example of a museum dedicated to the art week in Italy.

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The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Turin, housed in the seventeenth-century building of Palazzo dell'Accademia delle Scienze, is the most important Egyptian museum in the world after the one in Cairo. There are about 6,500 exhibits on display including statues, sarcophagi and funerary objects, mummies, papyrus, amulets, jewels. An immense treasure to be seen to discover the history and mysteries of this ancient civilization.

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During a visit to the Piedmontese capital, one cannot fail to take a walk in the Parco del Valentino, the green lung of the city. Inside the park you will find numerous statues, fountains (such as the splendid Fountain of the 12 months), gardens and then obviously the Medieval village del Valentino, a beautiful 19th-century reproduction of a small 15th-century village.

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The Royal Museums of Turin are one of the most important attractions of the Piedmontese capital. A path winds through an area of over 3,000 metres, or rather a real plunge into the history of Turin, Italy and the world. Inside they host: the Royal Armory, Royal Library, Royal Palace, Savoy Gallery, Archaeological Museum, Royal Gardens and the Chiablese Hall.

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If you are in Turin for a few days, you cannot fail to stop in one of the historic cafés of the city, the ancient nineteenth-century premises where you can savor the typical delicacies of the Piedmontese capital. Inside them, amidst antique mirrors, boiseries, satin upholstery, elegant candlesticks and porcelain dishes, you can enjoy some of the Turin specialties and take a little journey through time.

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