Your Italian Travel Tips… 10 Reasons to Add Turin to Your Italy List

Kathryn Occhipinti, MD
Kathryn Occhipinti, MD, for Conversational Italian for Travelers books

Ciao a tutti! Here is another of my favorite blogs with unique travel tips that I would like to share.

About once a month, I will reblog a post about lesser-known sites or places to visit in Italy under the title “Your Italian Travel Tips.”  The post for February was written by Ishita Sood, a travel blogger from India who writes the blog Itaophila, in which she shares her stories about her Italian adventures.

In her own words, Ishita says:

I fell in love with Italy when I first visited the country 5 years back. It’s rich history, beautiful culture and friendly people had me smitten. Since then I have been reading, writing and traveling to the country. I feel a connection with Italy that is in many ways not explainable but beautiful.


In the blog to follow, Ishita relates a wonderful trip she took to Turin. Read on and I’m sure you will enjoy her amazing insights and beautiful photos of this unique Italian city.

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There’s more to Italy than just the big cities. Don’t me wrong, I love the modern side of Milan and the bohemian quarters of Rome but a traveler visiting just these cities in Italy is missing a lot. One needs to re-consider and explore the unconventional choices as well and maybe add a few days to make it to Turin (an hour from Milan)

While searching for new places to visit in Italy I found Turin (Torino in Italian) many years ago. However, I couldn’t visit it until this year when I found really cheap deals from Delhi to Rome and Milan via Kuwait Airways. I think that was what pushed me to book my tickets and start my love affair with Italy’s first capital Turin.

Here are my top 10 reasons to add Turin to your Italian Bucket List:

1–>NOT AS CROWDED AS THE BIG 3: Would you…

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