The Piemontese hills may provide a picturesque backdrop, but it is in the flat countryside where the city’s lifeblood flows To the casual observer, it may seem that the countryside in and around Turin is mainly Alpine in nature. The Alps indeed seem to be everywhere …
… but while they undoubtedly attract the eye, even at a distance, they provide no more than a picturesque background, and it
… A Country Walk in Turin
Meet two of modern Italy’s founding fathers, a two-faced royal mansion and the world’s tallest museum
In addition to the San Michele hike from our last post, we have prepared two more tours in Turin for you: one “town” walk and one “country” walk, both of them relatively short (with lengths of two to three hours) so you could do them, if you wanted to, back-to-back on the same day.
… A Town Walk in Turin
Hiking in Turin The Sacra di San Michele near Turin is Northern Italy’s grandest and most sacred abbey Italy’s industrial heartland lies within a triangle formed by Genoa, Milan and Torino, but, this being Italy, these three great industrial towns are hardly the equivalent of Dortmund, Manchester or Cleveland and pack a powerful “triple punch” of beautiful architecture, atmosphere and history.
Of these great northern towns, Turin was the last we had the
… An Easy Hike in the Italian Alps of Piemonte