"Railroad Station PORTA NUOVA" Architecture Tip by draguza

Architecture, Torino: 11 reviews and 11 photos

  Me in front of Turin Station
by draguza

Favorite thing: When Turin was made the capital of the Savoy kingdom, there came a need for a central station, and Porta Nuova is still today the most important train station in Turin. Porta Nuova was designed by architect Alessandro Mazzucchetti and built between 1860 and 1867. The train station was modeled on the King?s Cross in London, although the interior has since been completely restructured. The very first railroad tracks of the kingdom departed from Porta Nuova ? they connected Genoa and Turin with side routes to Alessandria (through Novara) and Lago Maggiore. Today Porta Nuova is an important transportation hub in Turin ? exiting the train station you come to piazza Carlo Felice and via Roma. In addition to the ticket booths, cafes, bars, and newsstands, Porta Nuova also provides travelers with bookshops and a tourism booth (Turismo Torino).

Directions: All around the city

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 12, 2006
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