Fairytale castles, palaces impossible to be standing, dragons, and a tour on the killer's trail. What's next? Turin, a city with a thousand faces and just as many secrets. What better place to hide them than in plain sight, on the facades of its buildings. Look around, and a tangle of stories will open up to you. Some tales are well-known, others o...

One of the main traditions of the Christmas holidays is that of Northern Italy’s Christmas markets. These can be found everywhere in Italy and there are some that stand out for their longevity and beauty. Here you can find artisanal and gastronomic products perfect to gift someone on Christmas. Here a selection of the cutest Christmas markets in No...

Every year in November, Turin goes into contemporary art overdrive with a number of exhibitions ranging from Artissima — and its edgier cousin Paratissima — to Luci d’Artista, creative light art installations that are much more than just Christmas lights. Actually, they aren’t Christmas lights at all, so we’re told. It has to be said, the themes ar...

Nothing in Turin compares to the spectacle put on each Saturday at Porta Palazzo market. Out in the main square, outside the two covered markets, are raucous fishmongers and the cheapest fruit and vegetables stalls. My advice is to forget the modern Mercato Centrale – it’s more a trumped-up restaurant mall trying to look like Barcelona’s famous Boq...

Two decades after its launch, Italy’s National Film Museum in Turin is pushing out into VR and looking to boost its role as a magnet for global movie lovers and a catalyst for the local film industry. The venerable cinematic shrine housed in the iconic Mole Antonelliana domed tower, which is the Northern city’s main landmark, has long been known as...

If you are looking to rediscover yourself as you discover Italia, there is one location that you absolutely can not miss in Northern Italy, and that is Turin. Between the Shroud of Turin for history buffs, Palazzo Madama for art lovers, and the Cinema Museum for movie fanatics, Torino is truly a journey for the soul.  With a wide variety of local s...

Travelling to Italy in December offers a unique set of experiences and destinations to choose from: art cities, museums, Christmas markets, top-notch ski resorts and much more. VisitItaly selected 5 destinations for a perfect Italian winter trip, between traditional foods, history and unmissable events. There will be less tourists than in the high...

The Mole Antonelliana is Turin’s architectural landmark. At first, it was conceived as a synagogue, but the Municipality of Turin bought it and transformed it into a monument of national unity. Alessandro Antonelli is the planner and architect of the historic building. According to historical records, its construction lasted between 1863 and 1889 a...

It’s 1934, and a not-so-young Charles Edouard Jeanneret, better known as Le Corbusier, is boldldy posing at the wheel of a Fiat Balilla Spider Corsa, for a picture that will soon become iconic as his manifesto of Modern living and thinking. All of a sudden it’s 2021, and a spot of buttercups is shaken by the whirring yet silent motion of an electri...

Light rain falls over Turin as we arrive in Piedmont's capital. The first impact is mesmerising. We immediately realise to be in the presence of an extraordinary city, ancient and futuristic, generous and reserved. Turin might seem a bit shy, almost like its people. Nevertheless, it is easy to find a kind and helpful Torinese that tells you where t...