Standing proud on the hills outside Turin we found the chicest of contemporary art, beautifully presented in a restored 17th century palazzo originally built for the Savoiardi family. The exhibitions are very, very cool, and the building is a wonder of old and new architecture, fused together with lashings of Italian ‘eleganza’. Go in the evening to combine your visit with the breathtakingly expensive Combal. Zero, voted one of the top ten life changing restaurants in the world, apparently, presenting a feast as experimental as the art next door.
The Società Canottieri Esperia-Torino continues its traditional International long distance rowing regatta “D’inverno sul Po” on Saturday 13th February. The regatta has been running since 1982 and is open to men, women, boys and girls.
The regatta take place on the Po river, between the hills and the historical city centre. The race distance is 6000 meters, starting from Moncalieri Island and finishing in front of the Società Canottieri Esperia-Torino (Turin Rowing Club). Racing starts from 12:00 on Saturday 13th February and from 10:00 on Sunday 14th February.
Last year more than 1700 participants attended the regatta, from countries such as France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, the United Kingdom, the Principality of Monaco and of course Italy.
So get your oars and rowlocks ready, its time for a serious workout!
Down by the river at Murazzi close to Piazza Vittorio Veneto.
The 'Torino+Piemonte' Card is available in two, three, five, and seven day versions, offering admission to more than 160 cultural sites including museums, monuments, exhibitions, fortresses, castles and Royal Residences in and around Turin.
It also lets you travel on the city’s over-ground public transport, tourist transport including the panoramic lift in the Mole Antonelliana, the Sassi – Superga rack tramway and the GTT shuttle buses to outlying areas.
Prices start at € 20,00 for 2 days.
The Tourist Office in Piazza Castello, open: Mon-Sun 09:00 to 19:00 or Porta Nuova railway station, open: Mon-Sun 09:30 to 19:00 or Turin International Airport, open: Mon-Sun 08:00 to 23:00.
The ChocoPass is your passport to the endless seductions of chocolate: gianduiotti, pralines, cakes, biscuits, ice cream and hot chocolate. The taste of superb chocolate awaits you in Turin's historical cafés and patisseries. The coupons offer you 22 tastings to be savoured in three days for only € 12.
Check out Guido Gobino, Via Lagrange 1.
The Museo Egizio is considered to be the most complete museum of Egyptian antiquities in the world after the Museum of Cairo. Founded in 1824 following the acquisition of Bernardino Drovetti's collection of 5,268 objects by King Carlo Felice.The site of the museum is a 17th century palace, built as a Jesuit school by the architect Guarino Guarini that in the 18th century passed to the Academy of Sciences. The decipherer of Egyptian hieroglyphs, Jean-François Champollion, came to Turin in 1824, and famously wrote, “The road to Memphis and Thebes passes through Turin”.
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Close to Piazza San Carlo and Via Roma in Via Accademia delle Scienze.
Opening Hours: Winter: 08:30 to 19:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday (January 1st to June 10 and September 10 to December 31st).
Summer: 09:30 to 20:30 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday (June 11 to September 9). Closed: Mondays, December 25th and January 1st.
t: 0039(0)11 44 06 903
The Duomo Di San Giovanni is Turin's only example of Renaissance architecture. It was completed in 1498 and dedicated to Saint John the Baptist. The Chapel of Holy Shroud was added between 1668-1694 and will be the resting place of the famous Shroud of Turin in the spring of 2010 from 10th April to 23rd May following a long period of restoration to remove pieces of cloth that had been burned in the fire of Chambéry in 1532. The Pope will make a pastoral visit to Turin on Sunday 2nd May 2010.
Piazza San Giovanni is very close to Piazza Castello in the centre of Turin.
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Absolutely great espresso. Honestly, you thihnk youknow coffee until you have one here. The cafe is small and the waiters are classic Italian - white jackets, bow ties, the works. It is very atmospheric with huge old mirrors and wooden panelling.
Piazza Castello 15
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