The history of Turin in post-unification Italy is certainly linked to that of the industrial sector with particular regard to the production of automobiles and means of locomotion. From the progressive expansion of the places that housed the factories in the 1950s, with prestigious buildings often designed by famous architects, there has been a con...

Per l’ex pasticcere le mani erano la vita ma è rimasto tetraplegico a causa di un incidente in auto. Ora è riuscito a recuperarne l’uso grazie a un innovativo intervento dell’equipe medico dell’ospedale Cto della Città della Salute di Torino. I medici hanno usato una tecnica chirurgica che ha permesso di bypassare il livello della lesione al midoll...

The Royal Armory of Turin was founded when in the 1830s Charles Albert (1798-1849), king of Sardinia, began collecting weapons belonging to the Savoy in the Beaumont gallery, which until then had housed the large paintings moved to the Royal Picture Gallery. What was then known as the “Antique and Modern Armory” was organized by its first director ...

Every year thousands gather at the Basilica of Superga overlooking Turin to commemorate the memory of Italian football's all-conquering 'Grande Torino' team who were wiped out in an air disaster. This year, Englishman Bill Lievesley will be among them to mark the 70th anniversary of the tragedy which claimed the lives of 31 people including his fat...

As have many peoples and cultures around the world, Italy and Italians have exhibited an infinite passion for music for centuries. Italian music in particular boasts a reputation that is tightly bound to the names of important individuals, from singers to orchestra conductors and composers. In reality, the renown of music from the Bel Paese could n...

If you’re looking for a car attraction to visit in Italy, here’s a new one to add to your list. It comes courtesy of FCA Heritage, the organisation that looks after Fiat, Lancia, Abarth and Alfa Romeo. It’s called the FCA Heritage Hub, and it’s located in the former Officina 81 site in Via Plava, part of Turin’s huge industrial area of Mirafiori. T...

Teatri, musei, gallerie, biblioteche: l'Italia è un immenso giacimento culturale. Misurando la quantità dei siti culturali il portale Holidu ha fatto una classifica delle città perfette da questo punto di vista, quasi un Grand Tour delle 10 città con più cultura d’Italia. Come disse Elio Vittorini “La cultura non è professione per pochi: è una cond...

Plana’s Perpetual Calendar is discreetly hanging on the sacristy of the small Chapel of Merchants and Bankers in Turin, Italy. It operates by turning a wooden handle below the calendar’s adorned golden frame. Inside, vintage machinery cranks into motion: nine carefully inscribed cylinders begin to roll simultaneously via gears and toothed chains. T...

Affascinata dalla eterna interconnessione tra arte e scienza, Dalila Pasotti esplora questo dialogo in diverse forme artistiche: dalla scultura, la musica, al design di gioielli. Torinese, una laurea in scienze naturali, Dalila si trasferisce dieci anni fa a New York, spinta dalla passione e dalla vocazione artistica. Nella Grande Mela trova terren...