The main railway station of Turin is called Porta Nuova. It is located at only a short walking distance to the main tourist attractions of the city. Porta Nuova is the third busiest station of Italy, after Roma Termini and Milano Centrale.
Porta Nuova Central Station Turin
Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 58 – Torino. Phone: +39 . Opening times: . Ticket price: N/A. Publci transportation: Metro line 1 (Porta Nuova), tram (lines 4, 7 and 9) and bus (lines 6, 11, 12, 33, 52, 61, 64, 67, 68). There is also a direct shuttle bus to the airport.
History and description
Construction of the Stazione Porta Nuova started in 1861. The architect was Alessandro Mazzucchetti. Although not everything was finished yet, the opening took place in 1864. An official opening ceremony never took place, since Turin had just lost its status as capital of Italy to Florence.
It was only in 2009 that the station was officially inaugurated, however.
The Porta Nuova city gate that gave its name to the station was torn down at the beginning of the 19th century.
The Porta Nuova metro stop is underneath the railway station.