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... it was under the cover. It had a beautiful beam of thorns across the top. A really beautiful cathedral but then we haven't come across too many ugly ones!!! We went for a coffee at the palace coffee shop to regroup and wonder what our next move would be. we headed off in research of the other cathedral that interested Brent - Our Lady Help of Christians. Alas, we had missed Mass there by about half an hour. There was a flower vendor outside and I couldn't quite understand ...
Arrived here at lunch time, unexpected peace and quite in run down motorhome only campsite. Was going to have given the place a miss and gone for the more traditional all singing and dancing over priced Italian campsite. Glad we didn't, in small field next to lake only two other vans. Very pretty. Went into local village. Chilled by lake eating ice cream, heaven on sore ...
... and dead guys called mummies wrapped up in bandages, etc. and he was very happy to see a statue of Tutankhamen (as was I!). We had another delicious lunch and a not very successful Skype with Brendon's family for Kim's birthday. After a rest we got our gelato and walked down towards the river Po - Brendon found a bar showing Argentina v Switzerland and I took Liam to the museum of Cinema. What an amazing place, this city continues to surprise me with ...
... and the next being 13:35, crazy, there was meant to be an alternative bus at 10:19 but this never showed so we had to wait for the 13:35, luckily the buses ran late enough for us to get back...
Turin, is a lovely city which hasn't been over-run by tourists, which is always a good thing!
From Pavia, we headed to Asti, Originally we were heading for a Vin Yard with the ability for an overnight stop with facilities (from our camperdstop book), sadly we got there and there was nothing so headed for our alternative Campeggio Cagnidi Asti - It was a predominately permanent vans but with a few touring pitches.
We didn't actually do anything here so nothing to report - Just a pin in the map.
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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).