Turin is My City

When someone comes to visit me, the first place I take them is Piazza Vittorio Veneto, the Europe’s largest square entirely porticoed.

Autumn (October/November) is the best time to visit my city because the many city parks take fantastic colors.

You can see my city best from the terrace of the convent of the Monte dei Cappuccini.

Locals know to skip the ring road in the early hours of the morning, a living hell.

The market of Gran Balon is the place to buy authentic, local souvenirs.

In the past, notable people like Camillo Benso Conte di CavourGiovanni Agnelli, and Filippo Juvarra have called my city home.

My city’s best museum is Egyptian Museum because it has now become the second most important museum in the world, a world heritage of this fascinating piece of human history.

If there’s one thing you should know about getting around my city, it’s very difficult to get lost in the streets of the city center because the streets are all perpendicular to each other, in pure city planning style of the Roman era.

The best place to spend time outdoors in my city are the beautiful city parks, expecially the Parco del Valentino.

My city really knows how to celebrate Christmas because the main streets of the city are decorated with beautiful lights thanks to the “Luci d’artista” project.

You can tell if someone is from my city if he knows what is the “Gianduiotto”.

For a fancy night out, I takes my friends out to Traballo pub or in San Salvario District, where are lots of beautiful restaurants and bars.

Just outside my city, you can visit the magnificient Reggia di Venaria Reale.

My city is known for being very quiet and discreet, but it is really active the nightlife and you can have fun a lot.

The best outdoor market in my city is the market of Porta Palazzo.

Gran Bar is my favorite place to grab breakfast, and Berlicabarbis Bakery is the spot for late-night eats.

To find out what’s going on at night and on the weekends, read 2night.

When I’m feeling cash-strapped, I go to Grom Ice-Cream Shop for eating one of the best icecream that you can taste it in the city.

To escape the crowds, I go to Parco Europa  to watch the city from above, in the silence of nature and dedicating myself to my thoughts.

The dish that represents my city best is called Bagna Caòda, and Bicerin is my city’s signature drink. Sample them at Antica Bruschetteria Pautasso and al Bicerin respectively.

hiroshimamonamour is the best place to see live music, but if you’re in the mood to dance, check out Cacao.

The exposition of the Holy Shroud could only happen in my city.

In the spring you should visit the Royal Residences around the city with their gardens wonderfully colorful and fragrant.

In the summer you should take part in the festivities of June 24, the feast of St. John the patron of the city, in Piazza Vittorio Veneto with beautiful fireworks..

In the fall you should try to resist at the various temptations of the CioccolaTò, chocolate fair.

In the winter you should walk the streets of city centre and enjoy the beautiful Christmas spirit.

If you have kids (or are a kid at heart), you won’t want to miss the Juventus Stadium and Museum, the temple of our best soccer team!

The best book about my city is surely at the Salone del Libro Book Fair because is the national most important exhibition of  publishing, impossible not to find something interesting!.