Travel Blogs from Turin
We grabbed an early breakfast at our hotel and made our way to the Duomo for our 8:00am appointment with the Shroud of Turin. As we anticipated, it took much longer for us to get to the gate – the "10 minute" stroll turned out to be more like about 30 minutes! To their credit, the Archdiocese of Torino, the coordinators of the exposition, …
Sunday morning we left for Torino. We took the Metro to P. Garibaldi FS train station in Milano and caught the Trenitalia train to Torino; it was about a 1 hour and 45 minute trip. We went directly to Hotel Urbani, about a block from the Porta Nuova train station.
We had a very early appointment on Monday morning at 8:00am to view the …
... behind me until I notice them (my earphones blot out most noise) the Swiss use their horn and the Italians just try to squeeze past without slowing down. If I end my days with a swipe of red paint across my ass there is likely to be an imprint of an Italian number plate as well. Tonight I am at a Pilgrim hostel, essentially a small room with 3 pairs of bunks. The Swiss guy from last night is there along with ...
... rucksack for my glasses which are always kept there only to find they weren't there this time. With everything over 18 inches away now very fuzzy I had to find my way back to the hostel preferably getting my tea as well. As you will appreciate these hostels are never in the most salubrious of areas. Naturally it was dark by this time. No harm done though and I managed to get a doner pizza and a drink for 8€ on the ...
To day we leave for Scotland, but not until we see a bit more of Torino. Guido picks us up early so we an walk around the city a bit more . He takes us to the National Museum of cinema . Once we are inside we take an elevator which takes up to the top of the building. The museum is actually inside the Mole Anelliana tower . This is a major ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Urbani Turin
L'ubicazione dell'hotel Urbani è eccellente. È a due minuti a piedi dalla stazione di Torino Porta Nuova e non distante dai negozi e dai luoghi d'interesse turistico. La camera era un po' piccola ma pulita e funzionale. La colazione continentale era compresa ed aveva una buona scelta. Ci tornerei!
séjour du 18 au 20 janvier 2007 (1 couple + 1 single)
Hôtel très bien situé à quelques pas de la Gare Puorta Nova et des stations de Bus. Les chambres n° 102 et 103 ont été rénovées récemment et sont très propres. Le personnel est très accueillant et il parle français. Le petit déjeuner buffet est approvisionné régulièrement, mais la salle n'est pas de grande capacité.
Possibilité de laisser ses bagages près de la réception.
Stayed at the Urbani for 5 nights October 2006.
The location of Hotel Urbani is excellent. Its 2 min walk to Turin P.N. railway station and not far from the shops and tourist attractions. The room was a bit small but clean and functional. Breakfast was included and a very good continental selection. I'd stay here again!
Convenient place to stay!
This hotel is extremely convenient as it is VERY close to Porta Nuovo railway station. The room was very small but very clean and has satelite TV and mini bar. It had a well equiped bathroom with a power shower, hairdryer, shampoo, soap and shower cap.
Breakfast was a plentiful basic buffet style with cheese, hard boiled eggs, ham, jams, croissants, rolls, cereals, some tinned fruit and packets of cakes/biscuits. Unfortunately there is no fruit juice only squash. Coffee is on tap in an urn but is very passable.
The staff were all very helpful.
For the price, 55 euros per night b & b for two people, it was excellent value for money. Ideal place to stay for a short break.
Booking thru thomascook(-) 30 October 2005, for 1 night 22 March 2006.
Loved it! Highly recommended
Excellent hotel! Clean, safe, friendly, inexpensive In the heart of the city and close to all public transportation, although everything is within walking distance. For the cost of the lodging, breakfast was sufficient, save your appetite for all the wonderful food in the city. Italian coffee in the lounge is excellent and worth the little extra!
We stayed at Hotel Urbani for 2 nights, at the beginning and the end of our ski trip passing through Turin. The location was the main reason for our choice; 1 minute walk from the train station Porta Nuova, literally just crossing the main road. According to some guidebooks this is edging the unsafe area of the city, but we had no problems at all and felt very safe (having taken precautions using common sense).