Last year in November I went to Italy for a short trip. I spent 3 nights in Milan, but I also visited Turin and Verona for a day trip. This was my first-time visit to Italy and of course to Turin, Milan, and Verona.
I want to share with you my short day in Turin, in Italian “Torino”. I spent 7 hours in this city, and I went there from Milan by train. I wanted to see the famous tourist attractions and sightseeing around the city and eat some local food. Google made my travel a lot easier!
About the city: it is an important business and cultural center in Northern Italy. It is also the capital city of Piedmont and was the first Italian capital from 1861 to 1865. The city has a rich culture and history, it is known for its numerous art galleries, restaurants, churches, palaces, opera houses, piazzas, parks, gardens, theatres, libraries, museums, and other venues.
There are a lot of things to visit, not really enough for a one-day trip!
My first visit was to the famous “Mole Antonelliana”. Unfortunately, I didn’t actually go inside because it was too crowded, and the waiting time was too long. The Mole Antonelliana is a major landmark building. A mole in Italian is a building of monumental proportions. Since 2000, the building has housed the “Museo Nazionale del Cinema” (National Museum of Cinema). The Mole appears on the reverse of the two-cent Italian euro coins.
My next stop was at the highest panoramic viewpoint: the so-called “Monte dei Cappuccini”. From this place it is possible to see the entire city of Turin with the Alps in the background, very beautiful.
As a photographer, I took plenty of pictures, here are some of them.