Turin: handpicked hotels and insider tips
Crossed by the River Po, Turin is an Italian city of dual importance. From a cultural point of view it has been the capital of the Sabaudo state and has a well preserved Baroque style historic center. From n economic point of view it has become Italy's second most important industrial city with the head quarters of the FIAT at Lingotto.
The first monument to visit has to be the symbol of Turin, the Mole Antonelliana; followed by Palazzo Madama, Palazzo Reale, the Colonnata Bell Tower, the Church of St Domenico, the Church of St Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini, the Church of the Trinity, Turin Cathedral, Palazzo Valentino and Parco Valentino, Palazzo Carignano, the Sanctuary of the Consolata, Villa Reale, the Basilica di Superga, Palazzo del Lavoro.
Turin has an important Polytechnic and famous Musical Academy, the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory. Other cultural institutions include the Library of the Albertina Academy and the National Library. The Sabauda Gallery and the Egyptian Museum are well worth a visit.