Turin Travel

Turin Travel

Turin appears off the tourists' radar, but nearly all of Italy's history leading to the unification was centralized here. City's large, majestic boulevards are complimented with contemporary art museums, architecturally interesting buildings and futuristic projects. There is probably no other city in the world with as many historic cafés still in operation. With the greatest number of cafe's per capita, you can soak up that literaly atmosphere of the 19th century. Piazza San Carlo, one of the main squares of Turin, alone counts three of these famous historic coffee houses. Turin, as the Italian capital of chocolate, holds an annual 10-day-long chocolate fair, which is a haven for chocoholics from around the World. The famous gianduja, a hazelnut and chocolate paste at the origin of Nutella was created here and a chocolcate-based staple of the city is the bicerin, a drink made of espresso coffee, chocolate and whipped cream. Turin is also renowned for its food - the white truffle, served with pasta or risotto is an icon dish. The world’s second most important Egyptian museum, after Cairo, not necessarily in terms of number of artifacts, but because of its outstanding quality, is located in Turin.


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