Nothing in Turin compares to the spectacle put on each Saturday at Porta Palazzo market. Out in the main square, outside the two covered markets, are raucous fishmongers and the cheapest fruit and vegetables stalls. My advice is to forget the modern Mercato Centrale – it’s more a trumped-up restaurant mall trying to look like Barcelona’s famous Boq...

Two decades after its launch, Italy’s National Film Museum in Turin is pushing out into VR and looking to boost its role as a magnet for global movie lovers and a catalyst for the local film industry. The venerable cinematic shrine housed in the iconic Mole Antonelliana domed tower, which is the Northern city’s main landmark, has long been known as...

If you are looking to rediscover yourself as you discover Italia, there is one location that you absolutely can not miss in Northern Italy, and that is Turin. Between the Shroud of Turin for history buffs, Palazzo Madama for art lovers, and the Cinema Museum for movie fanatics, Torino is truly a journey for the soul.  With a wide variety of local s...

Travelling to Italy in December offers a unique set of experiences and destinations to choose from: art cities, museums, Christmas markets, top-notch ski resorts and much more. VisitItaly selected 5 destinations for a perfect Italian winter trip, between traditional foods, history and unmissable events. There will be less tourists than in the high...

The Mole Antonelliana is Turin’s architectural landmark. At first, it was conceived as a synagogue, but the Municipality of Turin bought it and transformed it into a monument of national unity. Alessandro Antonelli is the planner and architect of the historic building. According to historical records, its construction lasted between 1863 and 1889 a...

It’s 1934, and a not-so-young Charles Edouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, is boldldy posing at the wheel of a Fiat Balilla Spider Corsa, for a picture that will soon become iconic as his manifesto of Modern living and thinking. All of a sudden it’s 2021, and a spot of buttercups is shaken by the whirring yet silent motion of an electri...

Light rain falls over Turin as we arrive in Piedmont's capital. The first impact is mesmerising. We immediately realise to be in the presence of an extraordinary city, ancient and futuristic, generous and reserved. Turin might seem a bit shy, almost like its people. Nevertheless, it is easy to find a kind and helpful Torinese that tells you where t...

A TOWERING PAIR OF STATUES of the ferocious-looking lion-headed goddess Sekhmet stand at the entrance of the Egyptian Museum of Turin. The imposing statues seem to be both guarding and inviting the visitor to explore the archeological treasures within.    The Egyptian Museum of Turin is one of the oldest collections of Ancient Egyptian artifacts in...

Anna Savino is the epitome of Piemonte panache. Moving to Piemonte (Piedmont) in 2004 from Napa Valley, this California girl grew up with a passion for wine. Like harvest time in a Barolo vineyard, Anna’s days are busy. Full of lovely people and hard work. Relationships built over years. Exploring the region’s wineries and really getting to know th...

Food is always a good way to go deep in the customs and the history of a town. A case in point is Turin’s street food: its old and at this point very popular recipes still prepared just like old times are served to tourists curious to taste the local delicacies, whilst walking past the historical and artistic beauties that Turin has to offer.  Turi...