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Turin (Italian: Torino) is the capital of the Piedmont region in northern Italy. The city which is located mostly on the West bank of the Po River, is a major industrial center, and home to much of the Italian automobile industry, including Fiat.

As of 2006, the city of Turin had a population of 900,569. The metropolitan area's total was population was estimated at around 2.2 million.

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National Geographic Traveler: Piedmont & Northwest Italy, with Turin and the Alps

By Tim Jepson

National Geographic
Released: 2005-11-01
Paperback (240 pages)

National Geographic Traveler: Piedmont & Northwest Italy, with Turin and the Alps
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National Geographic Traveler Piedmont & Northwest Italy begins its tour of the region with an evocative visit to the beautiful baroque city of Turin, site of the 2006 Winter Olympics. It then heads to southern Piedmont with its lush, rolling, vine-covered landscapes, including a stop in the medieval town of Alba. Northeast of Turin, Lake Maggiore and the other lakes offer a mixture of breathtaking scenery and culture that has drawn the rich and famous for centuries. Finally, in the northern mountains, travelers will discover the fabled Valle d'Aosta, a stunning valley featuring fairy-tale castles, Roman remains, and plenty of skiing.

Several detailed sections filled with practical travel information include extensive lists of handpicked hotels and restaurants and insider tips on the best tours. With meticulous maps and lavish photography, the National Geographic Traveler guides ensure exciting and memorable trips.

Turin (Eyewitness Travel Guide)

By DK Publishing

Brand: DK Travel
Released: 2005-10-31
Paperback (240 pages)

Turin (Eyewitness Travel Guide)
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Three-dimensional cutaway illustrations and floor plans of key landmarks complement these richly illustrated, fully updated travel handbooks that also include street-by-street guides, background information on a host of popular sights, and a traveler's survival guide providing tips on hotels, restaurants, local customs, transportation, medical services, museums, entertainment, and more.

Greater Than a Tourist- Turin Italy: 50 Travel Tips from a Local

By Jelena Branković

Independently published
Paperback (85 pages)

Greater Than a Tourist- Turin Italy: 50 Travel Tips from a Local
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Are you excited about planning your next trip? Do you want to try something new? Would you like some guidance from a local? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater Than a Tourist book is for you. Greater Than a Tourist- Turin Italy by Jelena Branković offers the inside scoop on Turin. Most travel books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater Than a Tourist series, this book will give you travel tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination. In these pages you’ll discover advice that will help you throughout your stay. This book will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge from a local that you may not find in other smaller print travel books. Travel like a local. Low down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and the culture. By the time you finish this book, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination.

Smart Guide Italy: Turin, Piedmont and Aosta Valley

By Sophia Rossi

Smart Guides
Released: 2012-04-01
Kindle Edition (76 pages)

Smart Guide Italy: Turin, Piedmont and Aosta Valley
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Smart Guide Italy: Turin, Piedmont & Aosta Valley is packed with advice and tips that will help newcomers and veteran travelers get the most from their visit to Italy's great northwest. Along with background information to all of Turin's major monuments readers will discover places to eat, sleep and enjoy Alpine life. Smart Guide Italy: Turin, Piedmont & Aosta Valley also covers: Alba, Asta, Susa, Aosta, Courmayeur, local ski resorts and Italy's largest national park.

Smart Guide Italy is the only digital travel guide that covers all of Italy's regions and is written, researched, and investigated by full-time residents. Each title in the series provides insights to the most important monuments and useful information for eating, drinking, sleeping and having a good time in Italy. Visitors no longer have to lug around heavy guides with irrelevent chapters. With Smart Guide Italy you can focus entirely on the city and region you want to visit.

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Lonely Planet Italy (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Kerry Christiani, Peter Dragicevich, Paula Hardy & Kevin Raub

Lonely Planet
Paperback (992 pages)

Lonely Planet Italy (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Italy is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander through chariot-grooved streets in Pompeii, sample the abundant varieties of wine and olives as you tour Tuscany, or toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Italy and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Italy Travel Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, cuisine, wine, customs
  • Free, convenient pull-out Rome map (included in print version), plus over 136 colour maps.
  • Covers Rome, Turin, Piedmont, the Italian Riviera, Milan, the Lakes, Dolomites, Venice, Emilia-Romagna, Florence, Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo, Naples, Campania, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Italy, our most comprehensive guide to Italy, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for a guide focused on a particular Italian city? Check out our relevant Lonely Planet city guides for comprehensive looks at what each city has to offer; or check out our relevant Pocket guides, handy-sized guides focused on the can't-miss sights for quick city visits.

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home.

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'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

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Eat like a local in Turin: Bite-sized foodie guides

By Anna Lebedeva

Anna Lebedeva
Released: 2016-12-21
Kindle Edition (96 pages)

Eat like a local in Turin: Bite-sized foodie guides
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Are you ready for your next great food destination? Look no further than Turin!

This is the first culinary guide to the city in English that focuses on must-try traditional foods. Twelve locals reveal their favourite typical dishes and drinks that very few tourists know and tell you where to find them. What is the fritto misto alla piemontese and who serves the best? Where do locals go to sip the old style vermouth? How do you drink the famous il bicerin? Where do you find the best tiny lobster tramezzini sandwiches?

Eat Like a Local in Turin takes you on a culinary discovery tour through the city with practical insiders' gastronomic tips, historical anecdotes, cultural insights, fantastic meal recommendations, top culinary experiences and events, ideas for buying edible gifts to take home and much, much more.

With 90 restaurants, bars, cafes, delicatessens, bakeries and ice cream shops listed, this guide offers tasty addresses for everyone, from meat lovers to vegans and chocoholics.

Turin (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

DK Eyewitness Travel
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Turin (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)
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This are the guides that show you what others only tell you! Whether it's the 2006 Winter Olympics or the Baroque town centre that draws you to Turin make sure you don't miss a thing with this essential guide. Explore the duomo, which houses the Turin shroud or wander around one of the many art galleries or museums using the unique cutaways and 3D models. And with tips on where to enjoy a Lavazza espresso in an authentic Italian coffee house you can be sure your trip is one to remember.

A Local's Guide to Italy (Book 5): Top Ten Things to Do in Turin

By James Sajo

Released: 2015-03-25
Kindle Edition (26 pages)

A Local s Guide to Italy (Book 5): Top Ten Things to Do in Turin
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Once an unknown destination, Turin, Italy is now one of the hottest cities anywhere. Get insider information on the Top Ten things to do in Turin with this book. Your visit to this terrific city will be far more rewarding if you bring this Local's Guide.


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