Torino ItalyTorino, or Turin as it is also known, is a wonderful city to visit on a day trip. It is the bustling business and cultural city of northern Italy, about 140km south west of Milan. It is sometimes called the Capital of the Alps or the Automobile Capital of Italy for its many car manufacturing plants. The town is surrounded by mountains and sits on the banks of the Rover Po. The city offers something for everyone with its wonderful architecture, museums, parks and restaurants. You can even take a tasting tour around the local cafés and pastry shops!
Torino is perhaps best known for its religious relic, the Shroud of Turin, a linen cloth which bears the image of a crucified man, believed by many to be Jesus Christ. It is kept in the specially built Chapel of the Holy Shroud within Turin Cathedral and continues to be the focus of debate and historical interest.
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More modern points of interest in Torino include the Mole Antonelliana which was built as a beautiful Jewish synagogue but is now home to the National Museum of Cinema. It is actually the tallest Museum in the world. Its unusual dome and tall spire make it easy to identify. Another exceptional Museum in Torino is the Egyptian Museum, which is second only to the Museum in Cairo for its collection of Egyptian artifacts.
For those who love Roman history, the Palatine Towers are considered some of the best preserved Roman remains in Italy. The Towers were once one of the Roman city gates which gave access to the city. There are many grand buildings within Torino including the Royal Palace and the cloistered San Carlo Square. Perhaps the best way to enjoy the city is to join a walking tour with a professional English-speaking guide, or take a tour bus with a commentary around the city sights.
Written by a freelance writer for DesenzanoItaly.com
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