Welcome to Turin
Welcome to Turin - The cradle of Italian liberty
Turin is an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy, capital of the Piedmont region. It is situated on the left bank of the Po River, in front of Susa Valley and surrounded by the Alpine arch. The population of the city is near 900,000 while the population of the urban area is estimated to be 1.7 million inhabitants.
The city is cultural container, currently hosts some of Italy's best universities, colleges and academies. Prestigious and important museums, such as the Museo Egizio and the Mole Antonelliana are also found in the city.
Turin was the first capital of Italy in 1861 and today it is well known as the home of the Shroud of Turin, the football teams Juventus F.C. and Torino F.C., it is also known as "the Automobile Capital of Italy", the headquarters of automobile manufacturer FIAT.
Information and facts
On the banks of the River Po, there are many pavement bars and small clubs, and during the summer in particular, the embankment spills over with revelers. There are also some alternative music clubs, several good jazz clubs and a generally less serious approach to partying. Moving away from the river, in the Quadrilatero, there are many birrerias and vinerias that line the streets.
Turin's most expensive shops are under the arcades of Via Roma. Other main streets for shopping are Via Po and Via Garibaldi, which is one of the longest pedestrianised streets in Europe.
The Top Sights of Turin are the Shround of Turin, the Mole Antonelliana, the Museo Egizio, the Royal Palace, Palazzo Madama and Casaforte degli Acaja.
The European emergency number 112 is not the only emergency number in Italy. Alongside 112, the following emergency numbers are available: 113 - police,115 - fire brigade,118 - first aid.
The official spoken language in Italy is Italian.
The currency in Italy is Euro.
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Turin is located in a humid subtropical climate zone. This is in contrast to the Mediterranean climate characteristic of the coast of Italy.
You will find helpful information on these websites: http://www.gtt.to.it/en/
Smoking is prohibited in all public accessible areas.