Capital of the Piedmont Region, Torino was the first capital of the Kingdom of Italy back in 1861. Ruled by the House of Savoy since 1280, several historical metamorphoses shaped modern Torino’s outlook. Renown Baroque architects, such as Ascanio Vitozzi, Carlo and Amedeo di Castellamonte, Guarino Guarini and Filippo Juvarra, shaped Torino’s façades from the XVI century, when Torino became the Capital of Duchy of Savoy, until mid XX century. Industrial and esoteric, military and gastronomic are all expressions used to define the numerous faces of Torino. Described by Charles de Brosses as “the loveliest city in Italy and, as far as I’m concerned, of Europe” !
Visiting Torino: https://www.turismotorino.org/en
How to reach Torino
Turin is an important railway junction and high-speed trains connect it to Europe and to the rest of Italy. The main railway stations are:
- Porta Nuova (from/to Roma, Milano, Genova, Firenze, Bologna, Venezia, France) - Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 53
- Porta Susa (from/to Roma, Milano, Firenze, Bologna, Venezia, Spain and TGV from/to France) - Piazza XXVII Dicembre, 8
- Information and timetables of trains
Turin has its own international airport, known as Torino Caselle/Torino Sandro Pertini (TRN), located 16 kilometers northwest of the city centre. From Caselle Airport a shuttle bus will take you to the city centre in about 45 minutes.
The connection from Milano Malpensa airport to Turin is granted by a bus service.
You can easily reach the Rectorate Palace and the Cavallerizza Reale from the main railway stations of Turin by bus:
1) from Porta Nuova railway station (Bus Stop no. 39 “PORTA NUOVA”):
take bus no. 68 (direction: CAFASSO) and get off at “VERDI” (Bus Stop no. 3540)
take bus no. 6 (direction: HERMADA) and get off at “VERDI” (Bus Stop no. 3540)
2) from Porta Susa railway station:
From "STATUTO" (Tram Stop no. 25), take tram no. 13 (direction: GRAN MADRE) and get off at “ROSSINI” (Tram Stop no. 474)
From Bus Stop “DUCHESSA JOLANDA EST” (Bus Stop no. 3563), take bus no. 56 (direction: TABACCHI) and get off at Bus Stop “ROSSINI” (Bus Stop no. 474)