The capital of Piedmont, the tranquil city of Turin is particularly famous for a few things: the Turin Shroud, Italian cars, and chocolate. However, the architecture is what really makes this enviably elegant city such a pleasure to explore.

    Gilded with prim, tree-lined boulevards and studded with regal Baroque buildings, here it's all about relaxing in decades-old coffee houses, or taking an after-dinner stroll in Piazza Castello, with its trickling fountains and ornate facades. For culture vultures and foodies, Turin is awash with treats: contemporary art, live music, and a sumptuous wining and dining scene all flourish here.

    Where to shop & what to buy in Turin

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Turin

      The best places to go shopping in Turin include modern shopping malls, pedestrianised boulevards, outlet villages, and outdoor markets. Turin is a shopper's paradise, with a wide variety of places to find the perfect item – whether you're looking for designer labels or second-hand treasures. You can find many of the best retail spots in this list in the city...

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    • Turin Travel Essentials

      Our Turin Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Italy. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I need...

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