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Enjoy a day in Turin to discover the Italian charm located between the Po and the Alps. Automobile’s capital Turin is also has one of the largest market in Europe where you will find everything.
7h00 Genève Gare routière
11h-11h30 Arrival in Torino
Return to Geneva 21h - 21h30
|Description||Turin is best known for being an important industrial centre, famous for its Fiat factories; it is the capital of the automobile.
But it is also a charming town with lovely architecture and many museums. Its architecture is characterized by a Piedmontese baroque (not painted). The city has nearly 24 kilometers of streets in arcades desired by King Victor Emmanuel II who wanted to ride horses without getting wet on rainy days.
Before being under Roman rule in the third century before J.C. it was occupied by a Celtic people, the Taurini. Is in the first century before J.C. that the first emperor of Rome founded Augusta Taurinorum.
In 1412 Piedmont was annexed by Savoy and Turin became the capital under the decision of Emmanuel Philibert Duke of Savoy in 1563 at the expense of Chambery.
In the nineteenth century, the process of unification of Italy start in Turin under the leadership of King Victor Emmanuel of Savoy dynasty with Cavour and Garibaldi.
Turin is also the capital of football with the team of Juventus in 2006 and the Winter Olympic Games in Turin will be the world capital of sport.
Places to visit:
• The mole Antonelliana.
• Palazo Madama.
• Palazo reale and San Lorenzo.
• Duomo and Porta Palatina.
• The Consolata and the quadrilatero.
• Egyptian Museum.
• For shopping via Garibaldi, via Roma, via Po and via Lagrange.
• Torino Outlet Village
|Departure||Every first saturday of the month|
|Return point||return: Genève|
|Included||• roudtrip by coach
• documentation and city map
|Organisation by||Swisstours Voyages|