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TURIN CULTURAL VEIN OF ESOTERIC

written by Bridget Brackett

Ostuni città bianca

There is much to visit as the Mole, which with its 163 meters high, dominating the city and is home to the Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Castle Square, surrounded by imposing buildings with beautiful porches and square at the center of the Palazzo Madama, the Cathedral St. John the seventeenth century that includes the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, the Valentino Castle with its magnificent park, located on the banks of the Po and the real history buffs, the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities second in importance only to that of Cairo.

Most most of the sites' importance is in the center and along the city can seize the opportunity to do some shopping or just dreaming in front of the windows of the arcades. Turin is home to the Italian automotive industry and the city of chocolate.

Most 'sweet tooth can not pass up the opportunity to taste the hazelnut chocolate specialties typically Turin. The combination of chocolate and the engine is strong enough that in bars or chocolate artisan who meet in the center is not unusual to find more forms' improbable chocolate spanners, bolts, pliers etc.

  • Palazzo Madama
    Palazzo Madama

TURIN: OTHER GUIDES

  • The Egyptian Museum

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The Savoy had already a collection of Egyptian antiquities in ‘700, which were added to the exhibits and statues brought from Vitaliano Donati, sent to Egypt by Carlo Emanuele III. In 1824 Carlo Felice bought the collection of approx. 8000 items to... continue

  • Palazzo Madama

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    In this initial period of its history, which dates back to the two towers and then merged into the Baroque facade of the building, there was a city gate called Porta Fibellona on the side exposed to the river Po, which was later fortified by the... continue

  • The Church of the Great Mother of Our Lord

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The church was commissioned to celebrate the return of King Vittorio Emanuele I by the Congress of Vienna after the defeat of Napoleon and it is located on the right bank of the River Po; on the gable of the church there is the inscription "ORDO... continue

  • The Church of San Carlo

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The construction works of the church began in 1619, by the will of Carlo Emanuele I of Savoy and it was dedicated to San Carlo Borromeo, who, after a pilgrimage on foot from London, came to pray before the Holy Sindone. The current facade, however,... continue

  • The Castle of the Valentine

    written by Cedric Mills

    The ancient castle, home to several noble families, was purchased by Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia. The castle owes its present form to Madama Reale, the young Maria Cristina of Bourbon-France, wife of Vittorio Amedeo of Savoy. With a four corner... continue

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