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A great city with few tourists

An Italian who is planning a trip to Torino is often asked "Have you got any relatives living there?", as it was the case when I told to someone I was going to spend some days in that city for 2005 New Year's Day.
Unfortunately tourists do not consider Torino enough, and the 2006 Winter Olympics didn't help so much: the fourth biggest Italian city is always implicitely associated to immigration and FIAT factories.
It is true that many people, especially from Southern Italian regions, went to live there in the past decades, which explains why now there are (almost) more Southern people than locals; however, this phaenomenon and the huge amount of factories should not make you think that Torino is not a worth visiting city. Instead, it is very beautiful and despite its million inhabitants, you don't feel as in a metropole thanks to the wide streets, the many pedestrian boulevards and so on.

Torino 2006 20th Olympic Winter Games

The 20th Olympic Winter Games started in Torino on 10th February 2006 with a great opening ceremony and finished on 26th February.
This event has had and is going to have a major impact on Torino, especially for the several tourists who visited the city. It was the occasion for upgrading the city infrastructures and Torino returned the "Italian capital city" for a fortnight after becoming the first capital city of the new-born Italian Kingdom on 1861.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:it has very wide boulevards and streets for pedestrians
  • Cons:I didn't see the local people
  • In a nutshell:a real surprise!
  • Last visit to Torino: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated Aug 15, 2008
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  • starship's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2012 at 5:19 AM

    Great page!! I've never been to Torino but after reading your page, I would love to visit this city and its museums (especial Museo del Cinema). Also, I am very interested in the Shroud of Turin and wish the real one could be seen rather than just a picture! Thanks for sharing!

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2009 at 10:04 AM

    Wonderfful city, excellent page, Michele! Pity I haven't been there, may be one day I'll come back to Italy...

  • Oct 9, 2008 at 6:21 AM

    Excellent information and pictures

  • cold_dead_bunny's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2008 at 5:52 AM

    Hey, had checked your postcards at Flickr! They are deffinatly cuter then mine! Btw, I wish so much now be in sunny Italy... so miss it. Ehhhh

  • Laura_Mexico's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2008 at 6:37 PM

    Hey Michele!! Tante grazie degli auguri :) Espero que estes pasando una bonita primavera! Hasta pronto! :)

  • Manara's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2006 at 4:37 AM

    Bella pagina su Torino. Complimenti!

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2006 at 12:09 AM

    Polenta with birds. Sounds interesting....

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2006 at 7:53 AM

    C’est vrai, il faut que je visite Turin! Ce fut mon premier voyage à l’étranger mais depuis, j’y suis souvent passé sans visiter ! "Ssi ssente che ssono piemontesse?"! Haha! J’avais remarqué qu’au Val d’Aoste, les "Valdotains" avaient l’accent du sud!

  • MissyWQ's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2005 at 8:22 AM

    Thank you for very interesting pages.

  • SanguiniA's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2005 at 10:50 AM

    Altre bellissime pagine, ma sono sempre dell opinione che la Juve e la miglior cosa di Torino ;-)

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