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Turin Travel Tips

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Insider advice for your Turin vacation


ogiovetti
The Torino Card 5 stars
We love our museums, orchestras, dance companies, theatres, and operas. However, there are some deals that are just too good to pass up. In one of our ch-ch-changes we're going to start highlighting these cards; the good, the bad, and the ugly, with our ultimate verdict. And if you're still experiencing Olympic-withdrawal from the 2006 Torino games, then you'll find that this city is much more than snowboards and pairs competition.

Another good reason to come to Torino is for its 120 museums, monuments, and castles. Consider getting the Torino Card in that case; it will cover you for all public transport in the city (which includes their rapidly developing subway system) along with over 100 attractions. This includes the very cool Museo Egizio, the trademark Mole Antonelliana, the Fellini-esque Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and the amazing panoramic lift. And if you are planning on just doing those four things while in Torino, the 48-hour card at just 16 Euro will cost you less than those four admissions combined. An extra 2 Euro will take you up to 72 hours. Cards are available at all tourist offices within the city.

Verdict: Pass Go, Collect $200


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ogiovetti
Aperitivo Hour 5 stars
Torino is a great place for budget travelers on many levels. And it
doesn't stop at reduced rates for castles and museums; aperitivo hour
(happy hour to the Americans) runs from 6:30 to 9:30 pm daily and
offers free food with the purchase of a drink. The buffet spreads are
pretty generous, with amazing pastas, pizza, prosciutto, salads, and
cheeses. And for those of you having more than one drink, there's
plenty of fried snacks to sop up the extra Peroni or Campari. Half the
fun is walking around from cafe to cafe to find a suitable bar, but if
you stick to Piazza Vittorio Veneto, you'll find some amazing
candidates.


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MichaelN
Torino - A Boat Ride on the Po 4 stars
The city of Turin lies along the River Po, and a boat cruise is a good way to see the city and its outskirts in a relaxed and unhurried way. To take a boat ride, go down to the river bank near Piazzo Vittorio Veneto. At the boat dock you will see the prices and times. The boat cruises down the Po as far as the Borgo Mediovale, a replica of a medieval town that was built in the 1800s. You can debark and explore this site, or remain on the boat and circle back to the dock. Either way you will see the peaceful Turin riverside, and perhaps some rowers out sculling. In nice weather it is a very pleasant trip.


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