Welcome to Bella Torino,
the online guide to visiting Turin, Italy
One of the surprising things about Turin is that
it has been so underdeveloped as a tourist destination to date,
and until the advent of the 2006 Winter Olympics most
people associated the city with the Shroud, perhaps Juventus
football club, but little else.
In the north of Italy, sometimes called the Capital
of the Alps, Turin was once the home of the House of Savoy.
In fact, when Italy was united in the nineteenth century under
the rule of the Savoys, Turin naturally became its capital.
of Turin's biggest successes must be Fiat, although it is also
the reason for Turin being overlooked. Although the city was
the industrial power house of the post-war Italian economy,
with Fiat at its spearhead, it has a rich architectural and
cultural tradition that easily surpasses its reputation as an
After playing host to the Olympics the city is
actively attracting new visitors like never before. With the
airport updated to modern standards, daily flights on the low-cost
airlines and thousands of new hotel rooms, Turin is ready to
embrace its new role as a short-break destination.
And the good news is that with tourism just starting,
the city is unspoilt and the people are genuinely friendly with
none of the cynicism you find in cities like Rome.
Bella Torino provides
information on various topics useful for visitors to Turin -
information such as Turin hotels
(and our Turin hotel
finder), flights to Turin,
sightseeing in Turin
and restaurants in Turin,
as well as information on getting about and what to see and
do. We also provide links to other websites that allow you to
book travel products online and provide advice on finding the
To learn more about Turin,
just follow the links on the menu in the top left corner. Also,
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