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  • Luxury tailor-made holidays to Turin

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    Luxury hotel holidays to Turin
    Capital of Piemonte in Northern Italy, Turin is renowned for an eclectic selection of things, including hard chocolate, Fiat cars, and the mysterious Turin Shroud. Popular for its proximity to the ski slopes in winter, in summer Turin is a cultural and historic hub. Its legacy as the brief capital of Italy before the country’s unification is still evident in the grandeur of its streets, which are smattered with monuments to Savoy royalty and lined with arcaded shops and cafes. The atmosphere of the city is distinctly calm, but still with a real sense of the typically Italian bustle and life, making it the perfect base from which to venture out and explore the wine towns and villages of Piemonte as well as the historically important sites of the region.

    Among Turin's many influences on modern Italy, are its notable contributions to the development of the Italian automobile. On our suggested five-night cultural break, visit the great factories and museums in the area, before heading down through Bologna and Modena, stopping at Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Alfa Romeo museums on the way. Click here to see the full itinerary.

    Local highlights

    The main attractions of Turin include the Mole Antonelliana, with its distinctive spire and cinema museum, the Piazza Castello at the heart of the city, the grand Savoy Palazzo Reale, the former senate-house and prison Palazzo Madama, the historic and elegant cafes, the Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista, where the Turin Shroud is currently held, the Museo Egizio, dedicated to Egyptian artefacts, the Reggia di Venaria Reale, one of the largest royal residences in the world, the Basilica di Superga, final resting place of the Savoy family, and the Castello di Rivoli, bursting with contemporary art. The summer in Turin is punctuated by a number of festivals. The Festival delle Colline Torinesi sees a number of local and national theatre productions take to the stage. The International Jazz Festival of Torino also takes place in the summer, and is most enjoyable in the evenings. It attracts a number of famous international names. To appreciate authentic Italian music, attend the Traffic Torino Free Festival, where performers capture the best of each genre on various stages. In November, however, visit Turin to see the Turin International Contemporary Art Festival, which features pieces from 150 of the world’s most well-respected art galleries. In the autumn, the Terra Madre attracts thousands of chefs from across the world. For something more modern and unique, attend either the VIEW Conference or VIEWFest, both of which look at emerging developments in 3D technology and digital cinema.Around the city, you will come across the three main venues for Turin’s characterful cuisine: the restaurants, the eating houses, and the small international eateries. In this way, Turin offers everything from fine dining to cosy, authentic, hearty meals. Antipasti is particularly popular here, encompassing Albese meat, vol au vent, omelettes, and tuna soup. The seafood influence that is most evident in the dishes of the restaurants, is a result of the many nationals who moved north from southern Italy. Pasta, too, plays a large part in the cuisine of the area. Try tajarin, pasta made with egg, buckwheat pasta soups, butter and sage ravioli, or risotti with beans and salami. Other key ingredients in the hearty food include braised meats and cheese, especially gorgonzola. For dessert, we would recommend trying one of the many chocolate and nut based cakes. Gianduiotto is the most famous chocolate from Turin.

    Getting out and about

    Being in such a large city necessitates good transport links. The trains in from and to Turin ensure that travelling to and from your destination is incredibly easy, particularly if you are visiting as part of a rail touring itinerary. Within the city, the bus and tram links are also exceptionally comprehensive, running from 5am until 12am. It is very convenient to move from one side of the city to the other by public transport, meaning that every attraction is within easy reach. This is also a better option to driving around with a hire car. It is important to remember that most tickets run with a time limit as well as a destination.

    Travel arrangements

    British Airways flies daily to Milan Linate from London, while low cost airlines also operate to Milan Malpensa. Expressions Holidays is also happy to organise flights from regional UK airports and to other airports in Italy to facilitate a longer touring itinerary. Please contact us directly to discuss the options available. For more self-guided exploration, you may also wish to hire a car.

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