Over the years, Turin has been able to win over many travelers, especially for its industrialized soul. However, the Piedmontese capital recently has also gained some fame as a city of art, on the level of other famous Italian cities. This makes it an ideal destination for all those who love art and culture.
Hidden Turin: discovering unexpected art gems
THE ARTISTIC AND CULTURAL IMPORTANCE OF TURIN
What has transformed this city from a hub of industrial significance into such a popular tourist destination? A major cause is the urban redevelopment process, which has been going on for several years, and has allowed industrial areas to be transformed into places of interest and entertainment for tourists.
In addition to this, the city’s administrations have invested in the preservation of historical and cultural heritage, and entrepreneurs in the area have learned to enhance the culinary and wine tradition by offering high-quality products.
To all this must be added the events that attract people from all over the world every year, such as cultural festivals, concerts, etc.
THE PLACES OF ART IN TURIN
There are several art venues in the capital of Piedmont that are worth visiting, even if they are little known. These include theSabauda Gallery located in the Royal Palace, an art gallery that offers one of the most important collections of paintings in all of Italy. Another must-see is the Pinacoteca Giovanni and Marella Agnelli, a museum opened in 2002 that holds works by Canova, Renoir, Manet, Picasso and Modigliani. Temporary art exhibitions are also often held here.
OUTDOOR MONUMENTS AND ART
Turin is not only home to several museums and art galleries, but also to monuments and cultural sites located outdoors, such as PAV, Parco Arte Vivente. This is an experimental contemporary art center dedicated to the promotion and dissemination of ecological and sustainable art practices. which occupies a former industrial area. A variety of activities, workshops and laboratories are also organized at PAV, and it is possible to check out a large collection of books, simply by paying the entrance fee.
One of the most important but lesser-known outdoor monuments, however, is the Arco Della Vittoria, also called Arco Dei Caduti, a 1930 triumphal arch dedicated to the anniversary of the Battle of the Piave.
HOW TO GET TO TURIN?
To reach the Piedmontese capital there are different options. The city has as many as four railway stations, which connect Turin with major Italian cities, such as Rome, Florence, Bologna, Genoa, Milan, etc. The most important stations are Porta Susa and Porta Nuova, which are close to metro stops.
An alternative to the rail link is the bus, which is inexpensive but has a fairly long travel time, depending on the location of departure.
As for driving routes, the main highways are the A4, A5, A6 and A21. If you do not want to travel for many hours, however, you can choose the plane, landing at Turin Caselle, convenient for reaching the center quickly.
From here, it is indeed possible to take convenient and fast shuttles, such as Flibco shuttles, that connect the airport to the center with frequent runs throughout the day. Bus schedules for Turin Caselle can be viewed online.
This transfer offers the possibility of booking a ticket directly online or via app. In addition, it is a direct line with no intermediate stops, thus allowing you to arrive at your destination in less than half an hour.