Ten Things You Don’t Know About Turin

Updated 2018. Italians and foreigners alike often think of Fiat (the Italian carmaker) and Agnelli (the family who built the company) when they think of Turin yet, this city is hardly the Detroit of Italy. From world-class museums, to charming baroque architecture, to some of Italy’s best cuisine, Turin is a city of surprises. Here are some fascinating facts about …

Turin: City of Museums

One of the reasons I love Turin is for its museums. Turin is home to some 40 museums, most of them world-class. Turin’s most famous musuem may be Museo Egizio, home to the best collection of Egyptian artifacts outside of Cairo. On my November trip to Turin, I visited the Museo del Risorgimento – the average visitor might find this …

Strike Truce Called for Turin Games

All of the major Italian labors have agreed not to strike while the Winter Olympics Games and Paralympics are taking place in Turin. According to the Associated Press, “The truce will last from Jan. 31 to March 23 and includes a prevision allowing strikes March 4. Local Turin unions signed an Olympic no-strike clause in November.” The AP adds, “The …

“Turin” vs. “Torino”

My poor friend Paul. We’re about to enter into a period of true hell for him. You see, one of his biggest pet peeves is when people, especially newscasters, say “Torino” rather than “Turin” – the English version of the city name. He was moaning and groaning about this months ago and well, he’s about to hear it a whole …

Venice Biennale Underway (July/August 2003)

Thinking about travelling to Venezia soon? Check out the 50th Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition, with the work of over 400 artists on display.

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