The city of Turin is located between the Alps and the Ligurian Sea coast. Founded by the Romans, Turin has seen its zenith during the Baroque era and the dominance of the Savoy. Turin was the first capital of a united Italy and, in the nineteenth century, it became an important industrial centre. Nowadays, Turin is the city of Fiat and Juventus, with a vibrant cultural life which includes the Egyptian Museum and the Museum of Cinema.
Turin is Italy’s regal city per excellence, as witnessed by its stunning palazzi. The city counts a great number of cafés many of them are historic cafés. Furthermore Turin is the Italian capital of chocolate. The famous gianduia, the hazelnut and chocolate paste at the origin of Nutella, and the gianduiotti were created here.
When to go?
Turin is a city for all seasons. The best months to visit Turin are from April to October. During the winter months, Turin is frequently covered by snow, and the entire Piemonte region becomes a skiers paradise.
There & Around
Turin airport is located 16 kilometres northwest of the city centre in Caselle. It offers connections to European and national destinations. Alternatively, you can fly to Milan and take a train to Turin. We can arrange an airport transfer for you. For further information on things to see and do during your Italian course in Turin, we recommend you to have a look at the Lonely Planet Guide to Turin.
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