Turin is the capital of the province of the same name and of the Piedmont region. Together with Milan, it is Italy’s most important industrial city and the fourth largest city in the country. Part of the historic center of Torino is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Turin city guide
Italian name: Torino. Region: Piedmont (Piemonte). Province: Torino. Postal code: 10121 to 10156. Area code: 011. City Hall: Piazza Palazzo di Città, 1 (tel. +39 011011999). There are 3 Uffici di Turismo in Turin: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 53 (every day 09:00 to 18:00); Piazza Castello/ Via Garibaldi (every day 09:00 to 18:00); Via Riberi (every day 09:00 to 19:00).
By car/public transportation
Airports: The city has two airports, namely Aeroporto Torino-Caselle and Aeroporto Cuneo-Levaldigi. The latter is mainly used by budget airlines. Both are easily accessible by public transport.
By train and bus: The central station of the city is called Porta Nuova. It is within walking distance of the historic center and the main attractions. It is the third busiest station in the country. The main connections are with Genoa, with Milan and with France. The main bus terminal is located on Corso Vittorio Emanuele.
By car: The main highway is the A4, which connects the city with Milan and Venice. Other highways lead to Brescia, Aosta and Savona, among others.
Tourist attractions, what to see and do
Most of the tourist attractions in Turin are due to the fact that the Royal House of Savoy was based in the city. The palaces of this royal family are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Also, thanks to the Shroud of Turin, there is very much religious tourism.