Surrounded by the charming landscape of the Alps, Torino, Italy’s first capital, is a blend of history and modernity.
Its beauty consists of a harmony of diverse cultural, scientific, industrial and recreational activities that characterize the area. Torino is a major University center, technological hub, and the third largest Italian city for economic development.
Monuments, historic cafes, castles and old houses bear witness to its glorious past: Ascanio Vitozzi, Carlo and Amedeo di Castellamonte, Guarino Guarini and Filippo Juvarra, are some prominent names of the masterpieces of the Piedmont Baroque. The Royal Residences (Venaria Reale, Castello di Rivoli, Castello di Moncalieri, Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi) have been declared part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Torino is also surrounded by other two World Heritage sites: the amazing vineyard landscape of Piedmont Langhe-Roero and Monferrato, where world renown wines are produced (Barolo, Barbaresco, Dolcetto, Moscato, just to name a few) and the Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy, a groups of chapels and other architectural features created in the late 16th and 17th centuries.
Torino, the capital of the Alps is a city waiting to be discovered, with its streets, squares, large avenues, the Royal Palace, the Castle of Valentino, the Egyptian Museum, the Museum of Cinema, its historic cafes, pastry shops and the restaurants that bear witness to the culinary tradition of Piedmont. Not to forget the vibrant culture of the city, which makes Turin one of the European capitals of cinema and contemporary art.