Torino Caselle: 15 km from the city center
Turin has a heart of art and history and is the ideal destination for enthusiast of culture in its widest sense. Turin offers stimulating temporary exhibitions alongside treasures from the past: from the evidence of the Holy Shroud to the architectural perfection of the Mole Antonelliana with the amazing collections of the Cinema Museum and the Egyptian Museum.
Crossed by the River Po, the city centre with the Valentino Park also offers pleasurable moments of relaxation with glimpses over the gardens, rich in fountains, statues and lakes.
Turin’s villas and parks are a legacy from a regal past that is still tangible in the city’s palaces and gardens: the Savoys built the "crown of delights" around the capital as a testimony to their wealth and social standing.
The Castello di Rivoli houses the Museum of Contemporary Art with its exhibitions of modern codes of expression.
The imposing Royal Palace of Venaria Reale, built as a hunting lodge for Carlo Emanuel II, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The solemnity of its rooms and gardens and the sumptuous fountains are the emblem of the city’s regal past.
But Turin is also a symbol of industry and modernity, being the birthplace of the FIAT motor-car company. Since 2006, when Turin hosted the Winter Olympic Games, the city is more and more projected towards Europe and the international scene.