Turin (or Torino to the locals) is about an hour’s drive from us. Turin is the capital of the province of the same name in north-western Italy and the fourth largest Italian city. It is one of the most important cultural, university and economic centres in Italy and is famous for its architecturally diverse city centre. Turin is best known for the Fiat factories and the Museo Nazionale dell‘Automobile. The cityscape is characterized by palaces, castles, and residences of former rulers.

Part of the historic Baroque centre of Turin was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List under the name Residences of the Royal House of Savoy. The landmark of Turin is the Mole Antonelliana and the Palazzina di Caccia Stupinigi, which has been designated a World Heritage Site. The famous Shroud of Turin is exhibited in the Duomo di San Giovanni. The Museo Egizio is a unique museum of Egyptology, with more than 30,000 artifacts it has the most extensive collection outside of Egypt.