Lively and elegant, always on the move, Torino is a city immersed in greenery, with over 300 km of tree-lined avenues and countless park: gently leaning against the hills and embraced by the river Po, it owes much of its charm to its enchanting geographical position at the foot of the weastern alps.
Torino is an aristocratic”old lady” more than two thousands years old, whose vestiges are stillvisible in “her” amin monuments, streeets, squares and underground… an “old lady” reborn out of “her” own hashes, more dynamic, innovative and modern than ever but always proud of “her” past.
The first capital of Italy invites you to discover its ancient and modern history, the Royal Residences, the palaces and museums, the parks and tree-lined avenues, the river and the mountains, the historic restaurants and cafes, the long arcaded streets and the multiethnic neighborhoods, the great events and the many small pleasures that have always made it unique, in a harmonious balance among the rational Roman urban planning, the moderate splendor of the Piedmont’s baroque and the originality of modern and contemporary architecture.
Torino must be discovered slowly, step by step, even by walking through streets and squares looking all around you, even upwards, and above all, the city has to be lived. For this reason, there are some things that are absolute “must-do”, “must-sees” and “must-tastes”.
THE MUSEUM OF MAGIC IN CHERASCO
A sensational collection of books and magazines about magic completes the tour: there are over 18,000 volumes collected by Don Silvio Mantelli, aka Mago Sales, which can be consulted for study and research purposes. The library, entirely dedicated to the magical arts and magic in all its facets, is one of the most important in the world, with rare texts from all countries.
It can be consulted by reservation and appointment by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
LANGHE, ROERO AND MONFERRATO
With its versatile land, Piemonte is synonymous with highranking wines such as the reds Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Barbera, Ghemme, Gattinara and Brachetto d’Acqui, as well as the white wines Roero Arneis, Erbaluce, Gavi, Alta Langa and Asti Spumante. There is also the highly prestigious traditional production of craft beers and excellent liqueurs such as grappa. And on the Wine, Cheese and Honey Roads, through villages, castles and wineries, Piemonte will reveal its most authentic soul, made up of people, stories and a love for the land. It is the home of Slow Food, the international movement that began in Bra (Cuneo) in 1986 to promote and protect “good, clean and fair” food.
THE ROYAL RESIDENCES OF PIEDMONT
A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, the elegant complex of the 16 Royal Residences of Piemonte, invites you to a fascinating journey into the Baroque architecture and lush beauty of the gardens.
Designed and embellished by the leading architects and artists between the XVII and the XVIII centuries, this system known as “the Crown of Delights of Savoy” radiates out from Torino to the Langhe and Canavese areas.
Let Torino surprise you with the Palazzo Reale, the Palazzo Chiablese and the Musei Reali (Royal Museums), which preserve Leonardo da Vinci’s self-portrait and a unique group of drawings, along with Palazzo Madama, Palazzo Carignano, Castello del Valentino and Villa della Regina, on the hills overlooking the city.
At a short distance, enjoy the stunning Reggia di Venaria with its magnificent gardens and the Castello della Mandria with 3,000 hectares of fenced and protected park area.
Let’s move on to the Castello di Rivoli, the first museum of contemporary art founded in Italy, then visit the Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi and the Castello di Moncalieri.
In the Canavese area around Ivrea, you can reach the Castello di Agliè, whereas the Castello di Racconigi and its landscape park is a place of great charm in the province of Cuneo.
Among hills and villages, immersed in the Langhe greenery, do not miss the Castello di Govone, the Castello di Valcasotto and the Tenuta di Pollenzo, home to the University of Gastronomic Sciences and the Wine Bank.
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