Turin (Torino)How to reach from Genova:Take the Intercity train from Genova Brignole till Porta Nuova: 2hr (~€10)Book the tickets on : TrenitaliaWhat all to see here:Mole AntonellianaEgyptian MuseumNational Museum of CinemaPalace of VenariaPiazza San CarloPorto Antico (Enjoy the sunset here)Do enjoy the panoramic view of Alps surrounding the Turin city from Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini
Why Turin?Don’t be put off by Turin’s location in Italy’s industrial north; the city is more attractive than nearby Milan and has a cafe and food scene that showcases the best that Piedmont (and Italy) has to offer. The historic Caffe Torino – known as “the living room” is a classic hangout, one of many richly furnished art nouveu and art deco cafes and restaurants to be found beneath the shaded pedestrian arcades. Newer restaurants worth checking out for an expert take on traditional ingredients include Ristorante Consorzio, while cultural attractions range from the Museo Egizio – for one of the biggest collection of Egyptian artefacts in Europe – to the converted Lingotto Fiat Factory, which featured in the Italian Job.Spring is the best time to visit, when the weather is most favorable for exploring by foot, but there’s always a wide range of events going on. In October there’s the Movement music festival – the Italian offshoot of the cult Detroit electronic music event and at the end of March England will take on Italy in a friendly game at the Juventus stadium.