The Best Travel Guide to Turin
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Turin's vivid history still colours the atmosphere of the entire city. Walking in the streets of Turin, its past as capital of the richest reign of Southern Europe is plain to see: stunning palaces, squares and arches cover the entire city centre, giving to it a magic aura. In Turin are also settled some of the most important museums in Italy, as the Egyptian Museum (second only to the one in Cairo), and the Museum of Cinema located in the building-symbol of the city - Mole Antonelliana. Besides art and history, in Turin you can also enjoy open air activities both in the city centre - in its huge park Valentino - and in the vicinity, where dozens of Savoy's estates are located with their amazing gardens and parks. Last but not least, if you are a sport enthusiast don't miss to visit Piedmont's ski runs, among the best in the Alps!

Superga Basilica

This Basilica was built by the orders of Duke Vittorio Amedeo II, in the 18th century. It is also sadly famous for being the place where the plane carrying the soccer team Toro crashed during the 1940s. Superga is located on top of the hill bordering Turin, from where you have a wonderful view of both the city and the Alps. To get there, you can take a bus, a mountain railway or a long-distance footpath, hence it is also the ideal destination for a hike during a clear day.
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Piazza Vittorio

Piazza Vittorio is the main square of the city, and the biggest in Europe completely surrounded by arcades. It is located at the end of Via Po, overlooking the river and the bizarre church Gran Madre. Under its arches, the square houses restaurants, cafés and bars of all sorts, and by night it turns into one of the centres of Turin's movida. Don't miss a visit here by night, even just to admire its splendour enhanced by lights and shadows on the facades surrounding the square.
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