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Friday 2nd Jan - We left Padova to head for Torino (also called Turin) which caused some confusion when booking the hotel. Torino is what the Italians call the town, Turin is the english version of the name. It's the fourth largest city in Italy after Rome, Milan & Naples. It was the first capital of the united kingdom of Italy from 1861 - 1865 and home to the Royal family. It's a major city for academics, artists, tourism, Italian car industry and sports, and the city hosted ...
We had a lightening stop in Torino (Turin) on our way to Chambery in France. It was a bit of a sad feeling thinking that our holiday in Italy has ended, but we already have plans for our next trip! I just have to get more extended leave from work and we'll be visiting again. The small part of Turin we were able to see in our afternoon of sightseeing looked great. Lots of large palazzos with the usual loggia and great decorations. We climbed a tower (only 200+ steps this time and ...
... we had food. Went for a walk around for a while and headed back to the room. There is a gelato shop next door so we tried that which was good. The shop was very popular. All feeling a little tired and looking forward to sleep. Timing isn't great for Skype we may try tomorrow morning before we catch the train to Paris which will be morning our time afternoon your ...
We had settled for the
more expensive route to Turin via the Mont Blanc Tunnel. How could
we not really? The scenery improved from flat agricultural plains to
hills, tunnels and viaducts. We estimated by the end of the day that
we had probably been underground for a hundred miles in the last
twenty four hours. As the road wound up hill into the Alps, we passed
Geneva and then the ice diamond of Mont Blanc came into view. Our