How to reach Turin?


Today the city extends along the left bank of the Po river for all the 15 km between the confluences of the Sangone and the Stura di Lanzo, among Which is completely incorporated in the center of the confluence of the Dora Riparia. Beyond the Po rise sharply the hills of Turin, and the current urban expansion is directed towards the West and South West. The growth was greatly accelerated after World War II.

Until the last century greatly developed the textile industry, and consequently that of 'clothing, so as to make for some decades Torino the Italian fashion center. Strong development also have chemical industries; household appliances and food (some of the confectionery of the largest in Italy).

But everything takes second place with respect to the development currently employed by the automotive industry: according to this it is implanted and increased the steel and metallurgical industries, tool and ball bearings, electrical equipment and other accessories. Only in F.I.A.T. about 200,000 people are employed, and in relation to the number of inhabitants Torino is clearly the most motorized cities in Italy.

The municipal large 130 square km territory, counts 1.167.9613 inhabitants Given the low birth rate of the Piedmont, the increase is mainly due to immigration from the South, and Torino is the Italian city with the highest number of immigrants.

You can not ignore the importance it has for the development of the city to its geographical position, in the inner part of the Po Valley, close to the Alps, the point of convergence of the best passes of the Western Alps; his communications are so good with the most economically advanced regions of Italy, with Switzerland and France. Among the most important events in Piedmont include the Christmas market in Turin.

The Roman city are scarce leftovers: parts of urban city walls, a theater, and especially the Palatine Door, perfectly preserved. Perhaps the cathedral was built on the Capitolium. Among the few Romanesque monuments include: the bell tower of St. Andrew, now the Consolata; Gothic age the San Domenico church and some houses in Via Conte Verde and T. Tasso.

The Cathedral is one of the most important examples of the Renaissance, Meo work of Canino, and houses works by D. Ferrari, C. Caravoglia, etc .; behind the presbytery is the Chapel of the Holy Shroud of G. Guarini, circular, covered in marble and blacks with a dome. The renaissance was promoted from Emanuele Filiberto a building renewal: the ducal palace, the defensive wall of the walls, religious buildings such as San Dalmazzo, St. Augustine, Holy Martyrs of P. Tibaldi, St. Thomas.

At the end of the century. XVI and the beginning of the century. Date back to the seventeenth of Piazza Castello in the work of A. Vittozzi, the opening of the Via Nuova, the Trinity church (decorated inside by Philip Iuvara), of Corpus Christi, the Holy Spirit, the Capuchins and the Villa of the Queen . Under Carlo Emanuele II built the Piazza San Carlo, bounded by the churches of San Carlo and Santa Cristina, designed by Carlo di Castellamonte, who also designed the castle of Valentino, turned on the French model; rise the church of Santa Teresa, and a design by Amedeo di Castellamonte, the royal palace and the Ospedale Maggiore; the city palace, the churches of San Rocco, the Saints Maurice and Lazarus, and the Visitation.

They are of the mid-century. XVII the imposing palaces Barolo, Saluzzo Paesana and dell 'Accademia Filarmonica. From this period dates the successful contribution of architects like Guarini and Iuvara. At the first it owes the fulfillment of the San Lorenzo Church, the chapel of the Holy Shroud. the spectacular Palazzo Carignano, the palace of the 'Academy of Sciences, San Filippo, remodeled by Iuvara. AI according to several happy solutions, which should be emphasized scenogranco value in 'urban environment of buildings: the accommodation of military quarters at Porta Susa, the Faculty Senate, the construction of buildings Ferrero, the Court of Appeals, the Carmine, Martini, Della Valle, the churches of Santa Croce and the Carmine.

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How to reach Turin by train

Lyon, Paris, without counting the Swiss destinations, Austrian, German and Eastern European reach with only one change. Every day depart from and arrive in Turin hundreds of thousands of travelers, nearly 200,000 in one of Porta Nuova train station, the third in Italy for number of passengers. It is accompanied by the Porta Susa station, the object of massive renovations that will lead her to be the main city hub for travel on a national and international scale. A push for innovation was triggered by the arrival of high-speed, inaugurated in 2006.

Frecciarossa Trenitalia trains connect Turin with Milan, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Naples, Salerno by using the high speed lines, at the times at greater traffic demand ... (Check out the special offers reserved to members Cartafreccia Trenitalia arriving in turin with arrows)

The high-speed links from Turin to Milan, Rome and Naples are enriched with 6 new pairs of trains concentrated early in the morning and in the second afternoon with the new speed trains Italo NTV (New Passenger Transport). And then Val Susa, Canavese, Lanzo, Pinerolo, Val Pellice and the hills of Chieri: in the province of Torino the railroad arrives virtually anywhere, allowing you to leave the car and travel in total relaxation at home.

TGV France-Italy has been operating on the Milan / Turin / Lyon / Paris with 3 daily frequencies / return, serving the stations of Turin, Oulx and Bardonecchia in France to reach the destinations of Paris, Lyon, Chambery and Modane.

How to reach Turin by car

Capillary and modern, the Piedmont motorway system is among the most efficient in Italy and it allows to reach easily and in a short time Turin, the center of the entire network.

You are coming from the Valle d'Aosta (A5), Lombardy (A4 and A21), Liguria (A26-A21 and A6), from France (A32) or the rest of Piedmont, every highway merges fact in Turin ring road ( A55), allowing you to avoid crossing the city center.

The highways are flanked by the state and provincial roads, which reach all major tourist destinations of the province: the commitment of the government has allowed the creation of many variants expressways that have consistently shot down travel times.

Since urban public transport in Turin buses that run through the rest of the province, from the efficient train service to tourist transport, the lift of the Mole Antonelliana to the historic tramway of Superga: move in Turin is not only a fascinating journey, it is also a way to forget the ' car and travel in complete relaxation.

Who does not want to give up their private vehicles must pay particular attention to the ZTL (Limited Traffic Zone) in Turin: divided into several categories depending on the days and times of limitation, they are designed to increase road safety and encourage the use public transport. The latter may in any case be used by those arriving by car in the city: a short distance from the motorway exits are in fact available convenient park and ride facilities from which you can easily reach the center by bus.

We inform you that from May 10, 2004, came into force the Ordinance Limited Traffic Zone "ZTL Central" that prohibits the access to the historic center of Turin from 07.30 to 10.30 on weekdays from Monday to Friday, with camera control at access points.

Sightseeing buses are however allowed to circulate in the manner specified in Annex.

How to reach Turin by plain

The International Airport of Turin is one of the most important resources. Turin's mobility and point of privileged access for those coming from Italy or abroad. In 2005 it was the subject of a restyling that has made the airport one of the most advanced in Italy. In addition to the main Italian cities, the wide assortment of destinations including Great Britain, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Romania, Turkey, Portugal, Malta and Morocco.

The airport is easily accessible from the city by car, thanks to a sliding slip road connected to the North Freeway, both by public transport, with bus Sadem or the GTT train. Remember, finally, in Collegno, the Aeritalia Airport, used exclusively for tourist flights and flying school.

How to reach Turin by autobus

More and more common is the use of the bus to arrive at the Bus Terminal in Corso Vittorio Emanuele, both from relatively nearby areas like the Canavese, the Valle d'Aosta and Milan-Malpensa Airport, and as the aircraft cost alternative for those coming from abroad. Once in the bus Torinese is one of the means used to move, particularly in areas not reached by train, but also through services designed specifically for tourists. As cross-border shuttle bus services that connect the Val Susa at locations across the Alps: the lines Bardonecchia-Valle Stretta, Briançon and Oulx-Bardonecchia-Nevache - Briançon are an efficient and appreciated network.

Equally useful is the direct connection between the airport and the main ski resorts of the province: Oulx, Bardonecchia, Cesana, Sestriere and Pragelato are indeed affected by an active line on weekends.

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