Turin’s Academy of Sciences was founded in 1757 as a private scientific society; in 1783, king Victor Amadeus III of Savoy instituted it as the Royal Academy, with the mission to foster scientific progress for the good of society. Since its foundation, the Academy organized awards for technological innovations and the improvement of particularly im...

It’s late on a summer Sunday evening in Turin, a city of one million people located in the northern region of Piedmont. I’m seated in a bar called Affini, in the San Salvario district, on a mission of sorts. I’m sampling the “Nuvolari” – a cocktail created by one of Turin’s foremost mixologists, Michele Marzella – in honour of iconic Italian racer...

Italy has often been described as a cultural superpower and for good reason—it has more Unesco World Heritage Sites than any other country, and is home to the Uffizi Galleries and Vatican Museums, repositories of some of the world’s most spectacular art. But it has many lesser-known, exceptional museums, where you can can take in a broad range of m...

Turin's Molinette hospital said Friday that it performed the transplant of both lungs, the liver and the pancreas of a 47-year-old cystic fibrosis patient. Turin's City of Health and Science complex, which the Molinette hospital is part of, said it was the first four-organ transplant performed in Europe. The operation lasted 15 hours. The patient,...

Emanuele Filiberto, the Duke of Savoy moved his capital to Turin in the year 1563. He then began a large project to create a series of buildings and palaces to prove his power of ruling. These outstanding buildings were designed and decorated by some of the best known artists of that era and radiated into the outskirts of Turin. The complex also in...

Tourism in Italy is a growing industry. The country was a holiday destination for 420 million visitors in 2017, smashing records by 4.4 per cent compared to the previous year. According to Istat figures, this is 5.3 per cent above the European average.  Rome remains the most popular destination, attracting almost 27 million of these visitors, or 6....

Il Politecnico di Torino, Piccola Industria di Confindustria Piemonte e la Miami Scientific Italian Community hanno siglato, in data odierna, un accordo per esportare il know how tecnologico Made in Italy negli Stati Uniti attraverso la definizione di linee strategiche per sviluppare reti stabili di dialogo tra centri tecnologici e strutture intern...

Without Turin, Italy would be a totally different country. It was pivotal to the unification in 1861 and served as the first capital, until 1865. Its royal palaces were home to the ruling House of Savoy until the second world war and then its factories – and the influx of migrant workers they attracted – were integral to the economic miracle that r...

The history of Turin in post-unification Italy is certainly linked to that of the industrial sector with particular regard to the production of automobiles and means of locomotion. From the progressive expansion of the places that housed the factories in the 1950s, with prestigious buildings often designed by famous architects, there has been a con...

Per l’ex pasticcere le mani erano la vita ma è rimasto tetraplegico a causa di un incidente in auto. Ora è riuscito a recuperarne l’uso grazie a un innovativo intervento dell’equipe medico dell’ospedale Cto della Città della Salute di Torino. I medici hanno usato una tecnica chirurgica che ha permesso di bypassare il livello della lesione al midoll...