Lively and elegant, Turin is a city of almost 900 thousand citizens and is surrounded by nature: leaning on the hills and crossed by the river Po, it owns a lot of its charm to the gorgeous location at the base of the western Alps, with a beautiful view of the snowy mountains.
Italy’s first capital city is famous for its ancient and modern history: here you can find more than 40 palaces and museums, the Royal Residences, declared World Heritage Sites by Unesco, the mystery of the Holy Shroud, over two thousand years of architecture, churches and other places of worship, Leonardo Da Vinci’s self portrait. The city also presents many elements of modernity, with over 18 kilometers of covered walkways perfect for shopping during the day and for walks at night, the extraordinary variety of food and wine and the open air spaces with its parks, water and green.
European Capital of Sport in 2015, Turin is famous all over the world for hosting the Winter Olympic Games in 2006, along with many other international sports events. The city has been represented in many different, high level disciplines.
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