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Turin was the original capital of modern day Italy and most recently was the home of the 2006 Winter Olympics. The city is beautiful but more importantly, one of the most underestimated destinations in Italy. One of the more prolific features of the city is that there are over 50 art galleries and museums in the city. For art and culture aficionados and those looking for a relaxed day out visiting the heritage of the city, there is nothing better than touring the palaces and museums here.

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Is there a better way to while away an afternoon or two in beautiful Turin, than to wander throughout the city sampling chocolate truffles, drinking hot chocolate, or eating cake? Possibly, but who cares? Let’s eat!

Turin has five… read full article

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In my many conversations with the local Italians here in beautiful Turin, I occasionally learn things that I certainly hadn’t read in a guidebook anywhere.

And I should know. I’m one of those travelers that… read full article

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Here are some of our favorite travel tweets this week:

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For the true bookworm, one’s reading environment can make or break a book.

Reading a Book in Turin, Italy

This article is for the university student in Turin, Italy, who wants to get out of her dorm room or other unattractive, standard study space, and/or for… read full article

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American Hot Dog

Even the best travelers fall from time to time into the “accidental tourist” category (reference to Anne Tyler’s 1985 novel about travelers who wish they were at home), when a chic short espresso just doesn’t compare to an alto Starbuck’s macchiato, nor a traditional Napolitano wood-fired pizza… read full article

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Merda Rosa Sculpture

Myriad travel resources will tell you that Turin houses one of the best cinema collections, and the world’s second finest Egyptian museum; that it’s the birthplace of solid chocolate, and home to international megacompanies Nutella, Fiat, and Martini. Her… read full article

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If you’re a football fan planning a trip to Italy you may want to visit the three sport venues listed below:

Stadio Olimpico, Rome

1. San Siro – Milan

There’s no where like this in the whole world. The home of… read full article

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Hot drinks are something that are so much a part of our everyday lives, but we seldom wonder or even appreciate what the rest of the world drink to get them going/help them sleep (They can’t all drink Nescafe, you must think).

Now we’re still in the… read full article

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Turin which is located in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy is largely regarded as the chocolate capital of Italy as it produces at least sixty percent of all the yummy chocolate that is produced in the country.

Turin Chocopass

Turin has been producing… read full article

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A few weeks ago, another au pair and I traveled to Florence for a weekend getaway from Turin, with limited time and money to spend on sightseeing. With no touristic itinerary whatseoever, we decided to base all of our decisions – where to eat, what… read full article

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The scenario could be that Crazy Aunt Polly is on a Grand Tour of Europe and, remembering you’ve just arrived in Turin, Italy for your studies abroad, emails you to say that she’ll stop by on her way to Venice. Or perhaps George, an old… read full article

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An Italian train station can be one of the most intimidating situations a foreigner faces today – especially one of the EasyJet generation who prefers each step clearly marked in candy-colored block lettering – and Turin’s central train station, Porta Nuova, is no exception.

The clutter of… read full article

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Since my arrival in Turin, Italy three long months ago I’ve consumed countless bus tickets and twice as many hours on foot taking advantage of the cultural jewels this developing Italian city has to offer, yet the only museum whose entrance fee I’ve paid twice is the… read full article

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Travel Agony Aunt received the following question from a traveler planning a family trip to Turin, Italy:

 

Dear Travel Agony Aunt,
I’m travelling to Turin with my 18 year old daughter and 16 year old son and 18 year old nephew… read full article

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