Holiday Inn Turin-Corso Francia
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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 ...
... 8217;s car have helped me to get a better understanding of how the road ‘rules’ work. I still don’t understand them, but I can now see some semblance of order amongst the madness. The convoluted intersections are a debacle at best, but careful observation has revealed a methodology that seems to work reasonably well. The rules may not make a lot of sense to non-Italians, but the drivers ...
Day 294 2 hrs, 3.6 kms Of course I've got to check out a town with a name like this! I get off the train just as high school students get out for lunch break and join a crowd of them in a doner shop for a sandwich shop. Nice town to wander around in, with part of the city up on a ridge, with some castle like homes... and yes, you can buy a bra in Bra, in case you were ...
Day 294 3 hrs, 1.7 kms Now it's time to head east completing my Piedmont loop. I've still got two more provinces to do, but I should still be able to squeeze a couple towns along the way. My first stop, Cavallomaggiore is a small town with lots and lots of churches... several in each block. I stop in a shop and the shopkeeper gets to chatting with me and I ask her about it. "People are quite religious here" she goes on to tell me about the religious trips she has gone ...
... underwhelming, as palaces go, at least from the outside, and I'm not in the mood to pay a pricey entrance fee... let's go see what the rest of the city has to offer. Actually, the most impressive structure in Torino is little more than 100 years old. The Mole Antonelliano, is sort of a blend between a skyscraper, a cathedral and a Roman Temple. At the bottom it looks just like a classy 19th century building... then it tapers off at the top with ...