From Fiat to Lavazza – explore the birthplace of some of Italy’s most famous brands on a city break to Turin.
City breaks to Turin
Turin is famous for being the birthplace of some much-loved brands like Fiat and Lavazza, and the hometown of Italy’s former royal family. But its regal atmosphere and sophisticated boulevards are just a few reasons of many to give this city a visit. Turin is Italy’s fourth largest city, and from its museums, galleries and street art to its foodie scene and lively nightlife, there’s plenty to get stuck into here. People consider Turin to be the capital of Baroque – a very theatrical and highly decorative style of architecture, and it’s clear to see why. Many of the city’s main attractions were built in this style, including the Mole Antonelliana – the most iconic building in Turin and The Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist – home to the famous Turin Shroud (a length of linen that is claimed to have been wrapped around the body of Jesus after his crucifixion). Amongst the grand architecture and cultural sites, there’s also tonnes of cafés, bars and restaurants to pick from for a much-needed pit stop.