Turin and Leonardo da Vinci
A great exhibit at the Royal Library until next Jenuary
Come to Turin to attend the great exhibit “Leonardo and the King’s Treasures”, at the city royal Library from 30th of October to 15th of January.
A unique opportunity to see the vaults of the Library, the Leonardo rooms: the famous Self-portrait, the Portrait of a Girl, the Codex on the Flight of Birds by Leonardo da Vinci, drawings by Raphael, Carracci, Perugino, Van Dyck and Rembrandt, illuminated manuscripts, sea charts and many other graphic works from the valuable collections of the Library.
Book your visit and find more information on the official web site TurismoTorino, or mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you planning a trip to Turin? Take a look at all the events in the city in the next months:
Luci d’Artista in the squares and streets of the city (November 1st to January 11th), Christmas Market at Borgo Dora (December 4th to 23rd), Turin Film Festival (November 21st to 29th), CioccolaTò at San Carlo square (November 21st to 30th).
Other art exhibitions: “Roy Lichtenstein” at GAM Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art (until January 25th), “The Russian Avant-garde from Malevich to Rodchenko” at Chiablese Palace (until February 15th), Artissima at Oval Lingotto (November 7th to 9th).
Turin is waiting for you!
Cover pic courtesy of Flickr user Francesca Cappa
Visit Turin: helpful hints
Italian name: Torino.
There is one airport in Turin called Torino-Caselle. A bus to the city centre leaves from there every 15 minutes in the working days and every 30 minutes in the holidays. It takes 45/50 minutes, price: 6,5€.
For transcontinental travel or for cheaper flights, land at the Malpensa Airport near Milan. From here, you can reach Milan Central Station by train or by bus (the train leaves every 30 minutes, it takes 50 minutes and costs 13€. The bus leaves every 20 minutes, it takes 60/70 minutes and costs 10€). Then, there are many trains connecting Milan Central Station to the centre of Turin: you can choose between Trenitalia and Italo companies, the trip takes 1 hour or 2 and the fee depends on the train you choose. There is also the possibility to take the bus, with Flixbus you can get to Turin in 1 hour and 55 minutes for 9,99€.
The major railway stations are Torino Porta Nuova e Torino Porta Susa. The flixbus leaves you in Torino Vittorio Emanuele which is also in the centre of Turin.
You can visit Turin on walk, by bike or by public transports. For buses, tram and subway there is one ticket. The price of the single ticket is 1,7€ and it lasts 100 minutes. There are also the option of the daily ticket, the 48 or 72 hours ticket or the weekly one. For many details visit the GTT website.
In Turin it is available the bike sharing service, with Mobike you pay 0,69€ every 20 minutes.
What to do in Turin
Turin is the capital city of Piedmont region in the north-west Italy. It is well-known for the Mole Antonelliana and the Egyptian museum. If you are passionate about football here you can find the Juventus stadium. Every year in May there is the International Book Fair. Every year in June there is also Di Fresia in Fresia, an event about wine. Nearby you can also visit Chieri, a small town near Turin, read some tips on Italia Slow Tour
Where to sleep
The centre of the city is definitely the best place where to sleep in Turin, since it is easier to move around the city. The areas near Porta Nuova and Porta Susa are way cheaper but still safe and near the centre of Turin.