With an Alpine backdrop and sweet treats on every corner, this northern beauty challenges everything you think you know about Italy.
Fashionable Milan, majestic Rome, arty Florence – if you’re a dedicated city tripper then you’ve probably sampled the tastiest bits of these Italian cities. So consider booking flights to Turin the next time you have a few days to spare and indulge yourself in a new and exciting destination.
Incredible architecture stamps character on this graceful city on the River Po, with Baroque, Rococo, Art Nouveau, Renaissance and neoclassical styles mixed together to turn ordinary streets into large-scale art. Inside a wealth of galleries, masterpieces of a more manageable size dot walls and inhabit polished glass cabinets. Lively piazzas, well-tended parks and a scattering of palaces and castles add even more interest during city breaks in Turin. Sweet tooth? You’ll love this place. As the capital of the region of Piedmont (credited with inventing hot chocolate and chocolate spread, among other delights), Turin is chock-a-block with chocolate.
Good-value ski breaks, in resorts such as Sauze d'Oulx, are also easy to achieve when you fly to Turin.
Cheap flights to Turin from London and flights to Turin from Manchester are widely available. Other UK airports offering frequent direct and indirect flights to Turin include Birmingham, Edinburgh and Newcastle. The average flight time from Manchester to Turin, for example, is two hours.
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This Italian city does not compare in volume to nearby Milan for connections from the UK.
However, you can take direct flights from London’s Gatwick with British Airways and easyJet, and with Ryanair from Stansted. The only non-stop service from outside of London is the Monarch flight from Birmingham.
If you live outside of the London area, you may therefore need to take a connecting flight with the likes of KLM via Amsterdam, Air France via Paris or Lufthansa via Frankfurt or Munich.
Alternatively, look out for seasonal (ski) charter flights from a range of UK airports. These run from late December until the end of March with the likes of Thomson, Jet 2 and Thomas Cook.
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Our handy guide offers a look at the best ways to get to and from Sandro Pertini Airport (TRN), also known as Turin-Caselle Airport or simply Turin Airport.
For six-and-a-half euros per passenger, you can use the SADEM bus service, which travels between the airport and the city centre in about 45 minutes (stops en-route include a couple of railway stations). Get tickets before you get on to avoid the one-euro surcharge for payment aboard the bus.
A railway link between the airport and the city’s GTT Dora train station might also be convenient, depending on the location of your hotel. Tickets for this service cost three euros with a journey time of 20 minutes. There is no direct airport link with Turin’s main railway station, Porta Nuova.
Taxi fares to central Turin range from 30 to 50 euros, with a travel time of 30 minutes.
Alternatively, pre-book car hire in Turin with TravelSupermarket and you can collect your vehicle upon arrival (or arrange for collection at a downtown location). Compared to Rome and Milan, Turin is fairly easy to get around by car, while the tourism treasures outside of the city are plentiful and easy to reach when you have your own wheels.
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Look to the central area of Turin for the best hotels, using the main railway station and the city’s cathedral (where you will find the Shroud of Turin) as useful markers. Anywhere around and in between these two landmarks will offer walking access to Turin’s best attractions, bars, restaurants and shops.
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There are a few hotels out by Juventus Stadium – home of one of the best football clubs on the planet – but the excellent public transportation in Turin means you can also stay centrally and reach the ground with ease.
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