Cheap flights to Turin
Looking for a city break that combines great culture, fine cuisine and maybe a spot of winter sports? Then look no further than Turin. When it comes to fabulous settings, Turin has the competition well and truly beaten. Snow-capped mountains in the background, rolling villa-clad hills in the foreground and the stunning River Po snaking its way through the middle – what more could you ask? Well how about two thousand years of history?
Turin used to be the capital of Italy after all, and will keep you entertained for days with its world-beating array of museums, palaces and castles. Oh, and then of course there is the Turin Shroud, that mysterious piece of cloth that was used to wrap the body of Jesus, or so legend has it. Head down to the Cathedral of St John the Baptist if you want to know more. And if that doesn’t whet your appetite then walking around this stunning city certainly will. Turin is awash with Baroque architecture, impressive piazzas and has a royal style that is very reminiscent of Paris.
Fancy ice skating in an Olympic venue? Palavela, on the banks of the River Po, is your spot. The arena was also a location for The Italian Job movie, during which three Minis drove on its unique roof (145 Via Ventimiglia, palavelatorino.it).
Soft Pictures is a group exhibition exploring the use of textiles in contemporary art. Round off your visit with a drinnk at the on-site Spazio cafe (Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, 16 Via Modane, fsrr.org/?lang=en).
In spring, Turin's biggest park, Parco del Valentino, awakens. The Giardino Roccioso is filled with buds, you can spot dozens of birds on the banks of the River Po, and in Borgo Medievale, you can explore a reconstruction of a medieval village. The Rocca (castle) reopens on 16 March. Bus No.9 or No.16 (Corso Massimo d'Azeglio).
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