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 …
We got up late - due to the clock change and headed to lake Maggiore. It was really pretty and we at lunch in a small cafe on a small island, practically on top of the water. It was a beautiful day and the cafe, surrounded by Italy's picturesque landscape, was a perfect experience. After lunch we walked ...
... been closed all day. It was stunning! It had all the things I love; colored marble pillars, stained glass windows, murals, bright light... I loved it! We headed for a snack afterward - they got ice cream I got grapes - and then went back to his place for a break before dinner.Dinner itself was interesting. I borrowed a white shirt and brown jacket, so at least I was dressed nicely. I met a whole bunch of family members and, after a whole bunch of kisses all around, we ...
... Denver already had a pin and there was a pin placed in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, so, I placed my pin in the center of Chicago.
Turin is a pretty city and we had fun touring the touristic promenades and seeing the shops. We stopped several times for gelato and wine! We even saw a few protests and many events for international womans day.
We had a great time.
From Turination, with love,
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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).