Turin: the vibrant heart of Piemonte
Article published by l’Italo Americano on November 14th, 2015 by Lina de la Torre: http://www.italoamericano.com/story/2015-11-14/turin
Looking for a new city to add to your itinerary on your next visit to Italy? Turin has a lot to offer.
Turin is one of the more prominent cities of Italy but is relatively undiscovered by tourists. It possesses classical elegance as the first capital of the republic of Italy, yet it also embodies the progressive and modern aspects of Italian culture. This dichotomy keeps Turin vibrant.
The business climate in the Piemonte region of northern Italy is good and continues to bring an influx of people to Turin. International businesses continue to occupy a position in the area and bring opportunities in tow. These regional dynamics coupled with the relative affordability and geographic accessibility of Turin have produced a modern city that is full of life.
Given its proximity to Milan, Turin is easy to get to. The local bus and train options from Milan-area airports make it especially easy to access from outside of Italy. There are fast trains within Italy to larger cities like Rome, which makes it quite manageable to see Turin by train on a visit to Italy.
Wandering around the city is one of the best ways to get to know the local culture. The lovely River Po bisects the city and provides a pleasant backdrop for a stroll. Wandering along the pedestrian area on the stylish Via Garibaldi affords the opportunity to enjoy historic sites like the Royal Palace of Turin in the city center, visit trendy shops, or take an impromptu break in the day and enjoy an espresso.
Turin’s cultural attractions are top-notch. The Teatro Regio offers a wonderful set of opera and dance productions. This season they offered Best of Italian opera series including Norma, La bohème, The Barber of Seville, and La traviata.
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