Unbeknownst to many tourists and holiday makers, Turin is a hidden treasure in northern Italy. It is known for its old-style art galleries, posh restaurants and cafes, architectural wonders, vibrant culture, and colorful history. For those who do find this forgotten gem, a wonderful holiday awaits, filled with fun experiences, while exploring the many fun things to do in Turin while visiting.
The city of Turin, now the capital of Piedmont in Italy, was once the seat of the Italian royal family. The city’s sophisticated, aristocratic air can still be felt in its old landmarks and buildings.
One highly-rated attraction in the city is the Turin Cathedral. Beside the Cathedral is the Church of the Holy Shroud, another famous religious attraction in the city.
Turin also features many notable museums that draw crowds of tourists each year. There is the Egyptian Museum of Turin which houses one of the biggest collections of Egyptian antiquities in the world. Also, you can go to the Puppet Museum, Museum of Oriental Art, and National Museum of the Mountains.
Motors, cars, automotive, and aerospace are also big words in the city of Turin. The main economy of the city lies in automobile manufacturing and several of the leading automotive companies such as General Motors, Fiat, Maserati, and Alfa Romeo operate in Turin.
If you’re into sports, you can drop by the Juventus Stadium when there’s a football game being held in the city. This stadium is home to the highly-lauded Juventus Football Club.
Turin experiences a humid subtropical climate characterized by dry, cool winters and hot, humid summers. Spring and autumn are typically rainy.
Summer and winter seasons are wonderful times to visit Turin. Summer can be a very busy time in the city because it is the high travel season. On the other hand, you can mostly keep the city to yourself if you spend your Christmas holidays in Turin.
In November, you can watch or join the Turin Marathon. The annual Turin Marathon, also known as Maratona di Torino Gran Premio La Stampa, was held the first time in 1987. If you want to join the Turin Marathon make sure to register in advance.
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