Turin: Italy’s Underappreciated City You’ve Got to Visit
When planning an Italian getaway, many first think of Rome, Venice, and Florence. And naturally so. These destinations are classics! But, there’s a whole other side to Italy, beyond its crowded, tourist-filled metropolises, waiting to be discovered.
One urban area that’s been overlooked for far too long is Turin.
What’s Turin Famous For?
Not only is Turin Italy’s first capital, it’s also famous for its chocolate, unearthly gastronomy, and white truffles (tartufi bianchi).
After spending nearly three years in this magnificent Italian city (learn how I got my degree under $3,000 total in Italy), I couldn’t help but share it with you and the world! You’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore Turin’s narrow alleyways, little-known landmarks and even discover secret spots.
Turin, or Torino in Italian, won’t be little-known and underappreciated for long! There’s so much to love about Turin; the city is endowed with clean, magnificent streets that inspire, and small artisan shops that lend authentic charm to this urban Italian environment. Plus, you’ll never feel like you’re elbow-to-elbow with other tourists as you may in Venice and parts of Rome (for now)!
Is Turin, Italy Worth Visiting?
Turin was once synonymous with industry and gray skies due to the city being the epicenter of the automobile in Italy. Now, it’s a completely different scene; the sky shines bright (even if a little hazy from pollution). And actually, before the Industrial Revolution shaped the heart of the city, Turin was once Italy’s first capital. And as you may be aware, Turin recently hosted the Olympics in 2006, too. So there’s plenty of development, evolution, and historical precedence woven into the history of this city.
The gray skies once cast over Turin are now clear and sunny. The stunning architectural feats, the arts, and the gastronomy will inspire.
As you’ll discover, Turin is a city full of color and vibrancy. From the picturesque cityscape dominated by the Mole to the buzzing…