Tagged: Turin

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Mole Antonelliana, Turin

The final and major landmark I saw at Turin was Mole Antonelliana. It is famous as Eiffel Tower of Turin. Better keep few hours in hand to visit the museum inside and to have...

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Porta Palatina, Turin

At Torino (Turin) I saw one of world’s oldest conserved Roman gates. Porta Palatina, the Roman entrance to the city is a part of the remains of the city of Augusta Taurinorum, founded by...

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Palazzo Madama, Turin

Palazzo Madama, Turin was built at the site occupied by a gate in the Roman walls belonging to the first century B.C. This palazzo was made over the ruins of a fortress from the...

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Castor and Pollux

The entrance to Palazzo Reale is guarded by the statues of two mythical twins, Castor and Pollux. The statues looked majestic in spite of their worn off green color. The local legend is that...

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Lavazza, Italian Coffee

Lavazza coffee, Italian’s favorite coffee, originated in Turin. Luigi Lavazza founded in 1895, the Lavazza coffee company in Turin. The coffee was bought raw, and then roasted and blended according to very personal recipes...

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Other Interesting Sights and Sites of Turin

Turin is a very exciting mix of ancient buildings and modern skyscrapers. The old buildings still retained their charm and magic. Museums, palaces, theatres, churches, cafes, all were in abundance there. If there was...

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The Holy Shroud of Turin

On reaching Turin, the first place we headed to was the chapel of the Holy Shroud, Turin’s Duomo. Duomo Di San Giovanni was built between 1491 and 1498 on the site of three 14th...

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Drive from Milan to Turin

The pleasant part of touring Italy was driving; driving among valleys, up and down the mountains, sometimes in the plains and sometimes veering around the lakes. One good road trip we had was from...