Set in northwest Italy, near the border with France, is the beautiful city of Turin. It isn’t as well-known as Florence or Rome, but it certainly holds its own and is worth a visit just as much as the others. The architecture of the buildings in the city center are compared to that of Paris with white buildings and wide boulevards. Churches and castles are either towering over the city or tucked into the parks, and it all takes place within what has been described as the most natural location in the world.
The beauty of Turin makes it a destination that is worthy of a getaway where all you do is just stroll the streets. The city was the first capital of modern Italy and is the home for the royal family. It also hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics and is the World Book Capital, both bringing international recognition to the city. Turin holds a valued relic in the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist – the Shroud of Turin. The shroud is only displayed by papal decree, but with or without it, a visit here is well worth it. Lovers of cars will be especially delighted with the Museo dell’Automobile
and a chance to tour the FIAT automobile company.
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