Turin has its beginning in about 28 BC when the Romans established a military camp called Castra Taurinorum and dedicated it to Augustus. The Roman street grid is still seen in the design of the modern city. Throughout history Turin experienced many changes. At the end of World War 2, the city was rebuilt and industry developed quickly. Large numbers of people immigrated to Turin.
This fascinating city is beautifully situated in Italy. Surrounded by the Alps and the hills of Monferrato, the city also features four major rivers all of which contributes to a stunning environment.
Turin is most famous for the Shroud of Turin. What exactly is the Shroud of Turin? It is an ancient linen cloth with the image of a crucified man imprinted on it. Millions believe this man to be Jesus of Nazareth. Thousands of hours have been spent by researches in the study of this Shroud. Notably, it is the most studied relic in human history. Much debate has raged over whether the Shroud of Turin is real or whether it is a forgery, some kind of hoax. The Shroud of Turin can be viewed at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.
A popular attraction in the city of Turin is the Mole Antonelliana, a former synagogue where the National Cinema Museum of Italy is now housed. A collection of intriguing Egyptian artifacts is kept at the Museo Egizio.
There are so many things to do in Turin. Visit the grand historical Royal Palace, the Savoy Residences, the Royal Armory, Palazzo Madama, Villa della Regina and Valentino Castle. Did you know that solid chocolate originates in Turin? Why not try some chocolate and go for a chocolate tour. Turin is also a very sporty city, so you will find plenty to do in that regard.
Planning on doing some shopping in Turin? Make your way to the renowned Lingotto where you can enjoy some of the best shopping in Turin. This building used to be the World's largest car factory. Today it is a shopping centre, hotel, convention centre, concert hall and art gallery.
There are a wide variety of hotels in Turin. From luxury hotels in Turin to simpler tourist residences you will find something to suit your needs and your budget.
Turin is an unusual city with an absorbing past. Why not explore Turin for yourself and discover its many secrets.