One of northern Italy’s major cities and an industrial centre known for Fiat, I liked Turin (IT: Torino, pop.: +/- 1 million) a lot more than I expected. Though it doesn’t feel quite Italian – more French and Central European, I shouldn’t have expected less, because it is still in the country were most places are worth visiting.
1. A typical 19th century neighbourhood to the north of the centre2. 3. Mole Antonelliana, the symbol of Turin that was built as a synagogue between 1863 and 1889 and now houses the National Museum of Cinema.4.5. Backstreets near the central palace6. The back of the palace7. One of Turin’s many old squares 8. Piazza Castello9. One of Turin’s many arcaded streets10.11. Piazza Vittorio Veneto 12. The river Po13. Borgo Crimea, on the hillsides on the opposite bank of the Po14. 15. 16. 17. Villa della Regina, that was built for the house of Savoy in the 17th century 18. 19. 20. Central market on Porta Palazzo 21. Corso Giulio Cesare22. Corso Regina Margherita23. Corso Vigevano24. Outside Dora station, many travelers first impression of Turin when arriving from the airport (actually I was going to the airport)