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I don’t know why, but when I think of Turin I always get a beautiful lady of half age, with sober elegance, proud and confident bearing, a velvety and quiet voice. It seems madness, but Turin I always associate it with this image.. moreover, it is an undeniably stately elegant city, elegant and at the same time glitzy with details and details.
Our tour of Turin was a quick tour (the time of a weekend) and “classic” with the inevitable walks that every tourist in sight in Turin must do.
One of our first stops was the Egyptian Museum,a place I have loved since I was little and which my parents often took me to visit.
As a child I was passionate about history and I particularly loved Egyptian culture, I would be hours and now reading about this people, their ingenuity and their many deities. When I first entered the museum in Turin I was very excited and to date, that emotion has never faded.
Near the museum you will find a building that will surely attract your attention for the façade in precious Piemento baroque: it is the Carignano palace that dominates the square of the same name. The 17th-century palace, today houses the National Museum of the Italian Risorgimento and attracts many visitors every year.
Not far away, the ancient and beautiful Piazza Castello, the fulcrum of the historic center of Turin.
In our “classic” tour of beautiful Turin could not miss the mysterious Mr Mole Antonelliana; the adjective “mysterious” is not at all strange and it is not by chance that he used it: the mole, with its shape halfway between a pyramid and a pagoda, is for many an esoteric symbol and for some even linked to Freemasonry like its architect Alessandro Antonelli.
Today the mole houses the great National Cinema Museum and is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Turin.
The internal elevator, climbs through the museum and the upward passage is truly suggestive.
From here on, Turin looks small but so green.. the green of the hills and fields but also of the parks, such as the most famous one of Valentino, a patch of greenery along the left bank of the Pò in which there is also a small medieval village. the houses, the streets, the public buildings are harmonious, tidy, the plan of the city is linear and precise.
Piazza Vittorio Veneto is another classic place in Turin; Often preceded by a walk to the shops in Via Pò, the large Square is a perfect place for aperitif at sunset. It is the central point of Turin, the one that intersects perfectly with all the most important historical places in the city.
Walking along the Vittorio Emanuele I bridge, you find yourself in front of the beautiful Church of the Great Mother of God,which imposing and majestic seems to watch over the right bank of the Pò.
In fact this is not the only beautiful and important church in Turin, indeed there are many places of worship of the city among which we recommend the Duomo and the Chapel of the Holy Shroud
]Do not imagine Turin as a large and dispersive city, it is quite human-friendly, so you will be able to visit it quietly on foot but, surely, it is rich in places of interest (and this for our beautiful Italian cities is not a novtà). Let us say that two miserable days NO, they are absolutely not enough to visit this beautiful city and the fact that I have left so many things behind leaves a bit of a bitter taste in my mouth, which is not appropriate for the city of Gianduiotto.
That’s why we decided to return to Turin soon but this time, after the classic tour, we would like to try some alternative itinerary.. but in the meantime we leave you to discover the Egyptian Museum and the succulent recipes typical of our favorite restaurant these days.
We therefore greet the beautiful elegant lady with a goodbye, in the hope of meeting her again as soon as possible.
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