This site want to be a travel guide with useful information on how to get
around and know Torino, the first capital of Italy, a city rich in history
that became famous around the world in 2006 because of the XX Olympic Winter Games.
Torino offers to the tourists more than 40 cultural sites to visit including castles, royal esidences and museums. Do not miss the Egyptian Museum, the National Museum of Cinema and the renewed Automobile Museum.
Visiting the historic center will allow you to discover the most beautiful squares, baroque palaces and shopping streets. The city is famous for its 18 kilometres of arcades built from the sixteenth century and under which you can find everything, from antique shops to famous Italian fashion boutiques, as well as historical cafeterias.
Those who want to organize a weekend in Torino will have at their disposal a wide range of choices both hotels and Bed and Breakfast with unmissable offers throughout the year.
In addition to the royal residences, the ancient dynasties have left to the Province of Torino a legacy of inestimable value. The entyre territory is dotted by magnificent palaces and castles recently restored and now can be visited. The subalpine region, too, was interested in the past by intense fortification activities including the Fort of Exilles in Val Susa, the Fort Bramafam in Bardonecchia and the Fort of Fenestrelle, the most impressive of all, considered the largest masonry construction after the Great Wall of China.
The mountains of the territory of the Province of Torino are not only popular ski resorts but also natural paradises, ideal to spend pleasant moments of relaxation on the 550 km of downhill runs (with night lighting) and more than 100 km of cross-country trails equipped with new facilities and prestigious ski schools, Bardonecchia and the Via Lattea (Cesana, Sansicario, Claviere, Pragelato, Sauze d'Oulx and Sestriere) where in 2006 took place the spectacular Winter Olympic Games.