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THE CITY OF TURIN

Turin is one of the most mysterious and fascinating cities in Italy. Surrounded by mountains and hills and rich in parks, the first capital of Italy enchants the visitor: baroque palaces and contemporary architecture, ancient art collections and international film festivals, the second Egyptian Museum in the world for the importance of its artifacts and the innovative Cinema Museum, world-famous sports teams and the Savoy residences, UNESCO heritage, that embrace the city.

Thanks to its prestigious universities and academies, Turin is a popular destination for thousands of international students. The city is also very popular with a more mature public because of the historic cafes in the city center and the refined restaurants where you can savor the flavors and great wines of Piedmont.

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NOT TO BE MISSED IN TURIN AND PIEDMONT

FOLKLORE EVENTS

  • The San Giovanni’s Festival

    • The celebrations of San Giovanni, patron saint of the city of Turin, take place over two days. In the afternoon of 23 June, usually around 6.30 pm, the traditional parade in historic costume organized by the Association Piemontèisa takes place through the streets of the historic center. The procession is made up of a thousand people who walk through the streets of the center dressed in beautiful clothes of other times to remember the rich historical past of the Piedmontese capital. At the end of the parade, people gather in Piazza Castello or Piazza San Carlo (depending on the years) to watch the San Giovanni’s Bonfire. According to the tradition, if the pyre falls in the direction of Porta Nuova, the hope is good, and twelve lucky months will follow. Conversely, if the pyre falls in the opposite direction, the year, according to tradition, will be disastrous for the city. June 24 is a holiday and in the evening the Turineses go to Piazza Vittorio Veneto, along the banks of the Po river, to Cappuccini Hill or to the Superga Hill to admire the magnificent fireworks organized by the city of Turin to celebrate its saint.

  • The Ivrea Carnival
  • The Palio of Asti and the Festival delle Sagre
  • The Alba Truffle Fair
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EVENTS IN THE CITY OF TURIN


The city of Turin is a very dynamic cultural destination and home to internationally renowned cultural events.

World headquarters of one of the most interesting and rich museums dedicated to cinema, two very important Film Festivals are held in Turin: the Torino Film Festival which takes place in the month of November and is mainly dedicated to independent cinema, and the Lovers Film Festival  which takes place in spring and is dedicated to LGBTQI themes.

There are many events dedicated to music. In spring the Torino Jazz Festival  which always brings many internationally renowned guests to the city, while the month of September is monopolized by MITO SettembreMusica, an international festival dedicated to classical music that offers great music at really popular prices. For lovers of electronic and techno music, the big summer event is the Kappa FuturFestival, while the autumn events are Movement, e Club TO Club.

The great event of the Turinese spring is certainly the Salone del Libro, which usually takes place in May in the Lingotto Fiere congress center, which hosts publishing houses of various sizes. Each year a main theme is chosen. Around it a very rich calendar of conferences, shows, book presentations and educational initiatives is arranged. Only the Buchmesse in Frankfurt surpasses the Turin event for the number of exhibitors.
The Turin autumn is usually dominated by food and wine. Every two years, between September and October, Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is held, an international food and wine event organized by Slow Food that brings together producers and artisans in the agri-food sector from all over the world. The event consists of an exhibition part (the Market) and other activities such as conferences, forums, workshops, guided tastings and cooking lessons. In October Vendemmia a Torino – Portici Divini and Torino Wine Week are usually held. These events include a month of appointments, tastings (also free) and dinners in the city to discover the excellence of Piedmontese wines. In November, however, there is CioccolaTò (https://www.cioccola-to.eu/), an event dedicated to artisan chocolate.
Artissima (https://www.artissima.art/), the main Italian contemporary art fair also takes place in November. Internationally recognized for its attention to experimental practices and as a springboard for emerging artists and research galleries, every year Artissima is a unique event that attracts an audience of collectors, industry professionals and enthusiasts. During the fair, numerous side events are organized in the city: appointments and exhibitions realized thanks to the active collaboration with numerous public institutions, museums, foundations and art galleries.
Immediately after Artissima and until Epiphany, Luci d’Artista (http://www.comune.torino.it/artecultura/luciartista/) begins, an event during which the main streets and squares of the city are illuminated with lights that are , however, real works of art conceived by contemporary artists. Turin is thus transformed into an open-air contemporary art museum and is truly a sight not to be missed.
We also recommend booking your accommodation in Turin well in advance if you plan to visit the city during these events.
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WHAT TO SEE AND WHAT TO DO IN TURIN

  • MUSEUMS & CO.

    • Turin, with its many Baroque and Art Nouveau buildings, is the ideal city for art and history lovers, but it can also satisfy industrial design and contemporary architecture fans.
    • Its heart is certainly Piazza Castello, overlooked by Palazzo Madama and Palazzo Reale and the magnificent San Lorenzo Church. The Roman archaeological area behind the Royal Palace, the Cathedral, the only Renaissance building in the city, the extraordinary Chapel of the Shroud, which can be accessed by visiting the Royal Palace, are worth a visit. It is absolutely necessary to visit the Egyptian Museum, second only in the world for the importance of the exhibits after the one of Cairo, and the Cinema Museum inside the Mole Antonelliana, from whose top you can admire an extraordinary view. It is worth walking under Via Po arcades to arrive in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, the largest arcaded square in Europe, and look out over the river Po to enjoy the view of the hill and the Gran Madre di Dio Church. For admiring the Turin perspective from the other side of the Po you can walk up to Villa della Regina and Cappuccini Hill. You will be not disappointed. Want to dive into the Middle Ages – all you have to do is walk in the perfectly checkered streets of the Quadrilatero, without forgetting to swing by the Baroque Consolata Church and then sit in the historic café “Il Bicerin”. Do not miss the Risorgimento Museum, which tells the story of Turin as first capital of Italy, and the Automobile Museum. There are also other palaces, churches and museums that you can discover on your own or during our guided tours through the city. For excursions outside the city, but without going too far, you can visit the castles that surround the city, especially Stupinigi Palazzina di Caccia and Venaria Reale Reggia, which can be easily reached by bus. Fans of contemporary art should absolutely visit the Contemporary Art Museum inside the Rivoli Castle; the GAM, the Sandretto Rebaudengo Foundation and the Merz Foundation.
    • For short stays it may be useful to purchase the Torino + Piemonte Card (TORINO+PIEMONTE CARD | Turismo Torino e Provincia) which allows you to enter numerous museums and take advantage of many tourist services at a reduced rate. For stays of at least one month it is very convenient to have the Abbonamento Musei card (Cos'è / Abbonamento Musei / Abbonamento Musei Home / Home - Abbonamento Musei).

  • MUSIC
  • CINEMA
  • THEATER
  • NIGHTLIFE
  • SPORT
  • CHURCHES
  • LIBRARIES
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"I had the opportunity to study at Ciao Italy for over a year to learn Italian and prepare for the B2 CILS exam. Due to lockdowns, I have been as yet unable to take the exam, but thanks to Ciao Italy, I now feel very confident in my speaking, listening, reading, and writing. I took the group intensive classes for many months and really enjoyed them, after which I switched to private tutoring which was also very helpful. I will recommend Ciao Italy in the future!"

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