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Top 4 unpopular reasons to visit Turin

Find out some unpopular reasons to plan your trip to Turin!

Turin is an important business and cultural center in Northern Italy, Piedmont region. To most people, the city is known as the home of the famous football club Juventus. The city is much more than that, however. Read below to find out why!

Center of Turin
Center of Turin

1. Lively center but not crowded with tourists

Turin is a city where people live with their families. This is not a huge tourist destination like Rome or Milan. The city center is build around the river with many bars and restaurants, lively crowds and no overwhelming masses of tourists. It’s cleaner, safer and quieter.

2. Wonderful views

If you step off the center by crossing the bridge over Poe river and walking about 10 minutes up the hill, you will reach a church with an amazing view of Turin. And yes, this is just a 10 minute walk from the heart of the city.

View of Turin tower
View of Turin tower

3. Beautiful architecture wherever you go

Turin is a beautiful representation of Italian and European style. The architecture is amazing, lots of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance elements still kept to this day.

Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata facade
Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata facade

4. Amazing scenery if you go a bit outside the city

A short drive away from the city center will bring you to one of the most famous churches in the city. Basilica di Superga is located at the top of the hill east of the city center. It is a 1700’s basilica overlooking the Alps. It offers breathtaking views of the whole city.

Of course, for many people the main attraction is the Italian football club Juventus. In my next article, I will tell you all about our visit to the Juventus Allianz Stadium!

Have you been to Turin? What did you like the most? Share and comment below!

 

 

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