Where is Turin?

June 17th 2013 by Silvia Cartotto
Piedmont | Langhe | Torino | Alba | Biella | City Hotels

Turin is chocolate, an automobile industry, a royal palace. Abroad Turin is famous for the shroud, for the National Cinema's Museum and the Egyptian one. But are you sure to know where exactly is Turin and what can you find near there? I'm going to tell you.

is located in the north-west of Italy and it's the capital of Piedmont (Piemonte), one of the most productive region of Italy.

Turin is only 90 km from Ceresole Reale and the Gran Paradiso Park, on the Alps near the Valle d'Aosta region and France. Here you'll find wonderful landscapes, lakes, animals in the most uncontaminated nature. A stunning place for trekking, go by bike, have a pic-nic on the grass; and if you're lucky, you can see the animal symbol of the Park, the rock goat.

Gran Paradiso ParkGran Paradiso Park

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Turin is one hour far from the city of Alba by car: the area of Langhe, with all the good wines and restaurants of this zone, is very close and easy to get to. Barolo, Neive, Monforte d'Alba are some of the beautiful villages located on the famous hills.

Neive, in LangheNeive, in Langhe

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In the north, after less than 2 hours by car from Turin, you can reach the Lake Maggiore and the Lake Orta, the so called "Lake District", very close to Switzerland and the Alps; it's perfect for a relaxing and romantic week-end. Go by boat to Isola Bella in Lake Maggiore and to San Giulio in Lake Orta: you'll immediately love these small islands.

San Giulio Island, Lake OrtaSan Giulio Island, Lake Orta

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Finally, Turin is less than 70 km far from the city of Biella and from the famous Ricetto di Candelo (XIV century), a small medieval village near the mountains.

Ricetto di Candelo, BiellaRicetto di Candelo, Biella

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Now you have more reasons to visit Turin and its region, Piedmont. Turin and all these places are perfect to have a nice week-end, to go and trekking on the mountains or relaxing on the lake: come and see us, you'll understand it was true.

Take a look to our previous articles about Where is Milan, Where is Sicily and  Where is Puglia.
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