The city has 2000 years of history and was the first capital of Italy. It is extremely rich in terms of history and culture, offering everything to the visitor:
history, art, music, nature, fine cuisine and sport.
- Piazza San Carlo, the heart of the city;
- the Duomo - the Cathedral of St John the Baptist, whose chapel, under the dome designed by the architect Guarino Guarini, houses the Holy Shroud;
- Palazzo Madama and Palazzo Reale in the splendid setting of Piazza Castello;
- the exhibitions at Palazzo Bricherasio and the other residential palazzi of the Kings of Italy;
- Italy's first parliament at Palazzo Carignano, location of the "Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano" (museum of the unification of Italy), with the restaurant where Cavour once dined right opposite...
- the "Museo Nazionale del Cinema" (National Museum of Film) inside the Mole Antonelliana;
- the "Museo Egizio" (Egyptian Museum);
- the new "Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli" (art gallery)
...in just an hour you can reach either the high mountains of the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics or the rolling hills of the Langhe where Barolo and Barbaresco are produced.
But these are just some quick tips on a city that is there to be explored, and that will surely surprise you.