The city of Turin, known as Torino in Italian, is one of the main cultural and business centers from the north of Italy. It is situated in the region of Piedmont, north to Italy and just 1 hour and 40 minutes from Milan. Turin has been the capital of the country for 5 years and brands as Fiat, Lacia or Martini&Rossi were founded in the city.
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EXPLORING THE HISTORY AND MONUMENTS OF TURIN
Turin has been part of the Celts, Romans, Byzantines, Lombardi and Franks since its origins. During the 16th century, Turin was declared capital of the Savoy dynasty, to later become the capital of the new kingdom of Italy until 1865 when the capital was transferred to Florence and, finally, to Rome.
The fame acquired as a cold city is undeserved after contemplating the Mole Antonelliana or the Basilica of Superga, especially at night, when these monuments seems even more majestic. And, not only is Turin important or beautiful because of these two monuments, but, also, it has one of the most important Egyptian Museum all over the world and is considered as one of the major samples of Italian baroque city.
The Piazza Castello represents the center of ancient and historic Turin. Through the Royal Palace, the Armory, the Library, liked before to the Madama Palace, which let you access to the old Secretary of State, taking you to the Military Academy and the Mint; the internal connections allowed people to go from one building to the other without even having to leave the house, guaranteeing, therefore, the personal safety of the king or its royal workers. Over the centuries, the urbanistic expansion started from this area to the rest of the city. It can be seen in the wide avenues which are opened in the square and profoundly mark the road infrastructure of the Piedmont capital.
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HOW TO ACCESS TURIN
If you think about getting to your destination by plane, Turin is well connected with the Turin-Caselle Airport, about 20 kilometers from the city. The city can also be reached from the Milan-Malpensa Airport, which is 140 kilometers apart or the Enrico Forlanini International Airport, which is about 160 kilometers away from the destination. With the search engine offered by Pepecar you will find the best deals to get a rental car in Turin Airport and Milan Airport.
From the Turin-Caselle Airport, with your car rental, you will be in the center of Turin in less than 25 minutes taking the road RA10, which includes tolls.
From the city of Milan, the trip will take you up to 1 hour and 40 minutes if you go through the A4 or the A7 and E70, which include tolls. The distance is about 130 kilometers.
Depending on the point of departure, you can also rent a car in the main cities in Italy. Remember to bring your pocket visible as most of the roads in Italy include tolls.
GASTRONOMY OF TURIN
Turin is the heart of Italian cuisine, which stands out because of the traditions from the people of Piedmont and because of the local products, which have received the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) by the European Union, a quality mark which is only given to food whose quality completely depends on the origin of production.
It is worldwide known for three typical products: the grissini (bread sticks), the vermouth and gianduia chocolate (with hazelnuts). The tradition of Turin and chocolate dates back to the 16th century, whose chocolate masters were considered as the best of the best of the world, and to the 19th century with the innovation and creation of filled chocolate of all flavors you might imagine.
WHERE TO GO WITH YOUR RENTAL CAR FROM TURIN
Take advantage of the car hire in Turin and plan your stunning escape to the following incredibly beautiful places.
Lake Maggiore is located between the Italian and Swiss Alps. It is considered as the biggest lake from the area of the Alps. In fact, it is one of the most beautiful lakes all over Italy. The origins of Lake Maggiore are linked to an old glacier and it has about 212 square kilometers of extension. There, you can enjoy its wonderful landscape and some of the astounding villages as Laveno, Leggiuno or Angera. And, remember that all these incredible places are really easy to reach if you rent a car in Turin with Pepecar.
From Turin, the best option to get to Lake Maggiore is taking the road A4, which includes tolls, as it will only take you about 2 hours.
The city of Genova has always been an important meeting point of different civilizations due to its huge land and sea ports entry. Inside its historic center you will find many artistic monuments as the Genova Cathedral or Ferrari Square, apart from the really well-known birthplace of Christopher Columbus.
To get to Genova from Turin you need to take the roads E25 and E70, which include tolls, as it won’t take you more than 1 hour and 50 minutes.