Torino, a creative and up-to-date city
Are you looking for the key words to explore Torino? Try with Art and Culture and Taste. Italy's first capital, Torino is a baroque jewel on the banks of the Po river, to discover with a gourmet break in a historic café and a walk under 18 kilometers of arcades with beautiful shops windows, a stop at Porta Palazzo, Europe's largest open-air market, or during one of the world-class sporting events. And after a well-deserved shopping spree and a visit to an elegant Royal Residence of Piemonte, pamper yourself with the original Torino's aperitif ritual: here, in the birthplace of vermouth, artisan gelato, giandujotti and grissini, Piemonte's culinary tradition gives its best in iconic foods to taste in a great number of Michelin-starred restaurants and typical trattorias.
Torino is out of box thinking
A UNESCO Creative City for Design since 2014 and a world-renowned center for performing arts, Torino was the birthplace (in 1863) of GAM - the Modern Art Gallery, the first public collection of its kind in Italy and today of Artissima fair, which has just celebrated its 26th edition as the most important contemporary art fair in Italy. Every fall, Artissima animates the city together with the Contemporary Art Week and Artist's Lights, the series of open air installations by Italian artists held until January.
From Museums to the nightlife
Torino boasts a vibrant cultural scene, with over 50 museums, among whose the Egyptian Museum, the MAUTO-National Automobile Museum and the Musei Reali (Royal Museums), along with Palazzo Madama (Museum of Ancient Art), MAO-Museum of Oriental Art and the GAM-Gallery of Contemporary and Modern Art (which belong to Fondazione Torino Musei).
And so many top international festivals, from Club To Club, one of the most innovative electronic music events on the world stage, to the KappaFuturFestival and Torino Jazz Festival, to the Torino Film Festival, a cultural tribute to the city that made the history of Italian cinema since 1896: a record celebrated at the Mole Antonelliana, symbol of Torino, which houses the National Cinema Museum, a multimedia temple dedicated to the seventh art.
Among the most innovative location, the OGR-Officine Grandi Riparazioni Ferroviarie, today an important multifunctional cultural center, and the Juventus Museum, devoted to the history and successes of the glorious football team.
In such a lively city, you can't miss the nightlife to enjoy in several districts, such as the Quadriletero Romano (Roman Quadrilateral), Borgo Dora, Vanchiglia and San Salvario, where restaurants, wine bars, wineries and DJ sets are the scene of ultimate events...
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