There is an opinion that the Turin – a city that after the Olympic Games have forgotten. He remained an industrial center of Italy, known for its automotive factories. But this is a mistake: Turin is filled with treasures that are of value to every traveler. Here are seven things that are recommended to be done in this Italian city.
Rate the Turin gastronomy
Although you can find good food in all of Italy, Turin specializes in that he loves every foodie: on wine, cheese, chocolate and truffles. The most famous invention is originally from Turin – bicherin. This coffee drink of hot chocolate, milk and espresso, which is poured layers, and served – in a glass. It is believed that bicherin appreciated Dumas. I must say that Turin has a long love affair with chocolate. Other sweet discovery – dzhanduyotto. These candies are made of chocolate, praline and nuts. Those who do not like sweet, better to come to Turin in truffle season, when the product of the best chefs prepare unimaginable delicacy. Also for Turin typical dishes are stuffed zucchini and artichokes, boiled meat with spices and gourmet snacks of different products – begins with them every meal.
Walk through the medieval town of inauthenticity
In the XIX century in Turin there is a general Italian exhibition, for which specially built medieval town. It is a complex of buildings that existed in the region centuries ago. But the castle is so fond of the residents of Turin, that he decided to leave, and later turned into an interesting museum. Here you can stroll along the cobbled streets, climb the tower or look at the craft store. By the way, in the park of Valentino, which was built by the medieval city, there are many places to stay. Turin residents love to ride bikes here and spend time in his botanical garden.
Marvel luxury Reggia di Venaria
Beautiful palace Reggia di Venaria was opened to the public in the 90s up to this architectural masterpiece was in disrepair and oblivion. Built in the mid 1600s Savoy dynasty, it was meant for royal hunting and recreation. No wonder the central hall is decorated with frescoes of hunting scenes.
The interior of the palace of luxury seen in literally everything: stucco, paintings, carvings, gilded decor, flooring – all this evidence influence Savoy. In the palace, you can spend long hours walking in his gardens with fountains, walkways and flower beds. In the Reggia di Venaria have the opportunity to visit the royal apartments or temporary exhibitions.
The Turin Cinema Museum – is not the same museum that brings boredom. On the contrary, it will gladly attend even children. Each of its rooms dedicated to a specific genre of movies from comedy to horror movies and cartoons and science fiction.
The Turin Cinema Museum
Among the exhibits – props, posters, vintage cameras, interactive room. The museum on the huge screens to watch old movies or climb to the top of the Mole Antonelliana, in which it is located.
This religious symbol of Turin is built on a hill with wonderful views of the city. Before him get on the bus or cable car he slowly rises through the green forest, until, finally, does not stop at an altitude of almost 700 meters. Should come here to admire the bright yellow building of the Basilica and visit the royal mausoleum.
Get pleasure from shopping
Turin – a godsend for fans to walk around the shops. Here are a small traditional shops and shopping centers. Via Roma – the most successful for this street. Along the entire length of the street there are boutiques of famous brands and unfamiliar Italian designers. Here you can also find jewelry. Via Po – another beautiful street, which should come for the antique shops. Via Monferrato – street with shops of young designers and the Turin authentic products, including wines. Total in Turin about 50 shopping streets that turn the city into a paradise for shopaholics.
Egyptian Museum, Turin
If it seems like all the best Egyptian finds remained in Egypt, Turin debunk this myth. After all, there is a rich and invaluable museum with papyri, sarcophagi, mummies, an impressive number of statues and even a rock temple brought from Nubia. Many papyri exhibited in Turin, are of high value to the scientific world. Another reason to visit the Egyptian Museum – in 2013 it updated, and tours have become even more interesting. By the way, this is the only museum in the world is entirely dedicated to the ancient Egyptian civilization. Its history began in the XVIII century, and as a result of efforts – in our time, the Egyptian Museum boasts high attendance.