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Search for flights to Turin here 1 Find the heart

first_imgSearch for flights to Turin here1. Find the heart of the city at Piazza CastelloSurrounding the grand Palazzo Madama, the broad Piazza Castello has represented the buzzing centre of the city since the 1300s. If you’re just in town for a short city break, it makes a convenient starting point for a whirlwind tour of the big-name Turin attractions, with the Royal Palace, Church of San Lorenzo and Turin Cathedral all but a few strides away. How to get to TurinTurin Airport is located about half an hour north of the city, linked by direct rail and bus services. You can fly to Turin from Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, Belfast and other UK airports, with the majority of UK flights leaving from London. Four airlines operate regular services from London Gatwick, including Thomson Airways and budget flights from easyJet.Compare Turin flights below to get planning your next holiday!ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 13. Join the Slow Food movementThe Torinese love their food, and you will too. Local delights include grissini (breadsticks), truffles, _bagna c_àuda (a sort of fondue made with garlic, anchovies, olive oil and butter), hearty stews and zabaglione – a dessert made with egg yolks, sugar and sweet wine that was purportedly invented by a priest in Turin, although many regions in Italy tell a similar story. And of course, no meal would be complete without a glass of the rich local wine. It’s no wonder that Turin is home to the Slow Food movement; this noble cause is celebrated in style at the Eataly food emporium in Lingotto, where you can sample fabulous gastronomic delights at the various shops and restaurants or buy the ingredients to make your own. Or you could chill out at one of the restaurants opening onto Largo IV Marzo in the ancient Quadrilatero Romano area. Serving copious quantities of local Torinese specialities at knock-down prices, you can enjoy live music in this Bohemian area. 7. Root out the Romans at the Palatine TowersTurin’s history goes back thousands of years, to a time when Hannibal’s invasion from across the sea was a not-too-distant memory and the Romans eventually colonised the city, then known as Julia Augusta Taurinorum. Relive this ancient age at the Palatine Gate with its stout pair of towers, the original point of entry and thought to have been built in the 1st century AD. There are a couple of other Turin points of interest close by this crumbling Roman ruin – Palazzo di Città and Casa del Senato.Opening times: Open-air site.Location: Piazza Cesare Augusto, 101.Price: Free.8. Catch some opera at Teatro RegioThe Teatro Regio di Torino is the place in Turin to see the glorious dramas of Italian opera play out on stage. The season runs from October to June, so if you fancy seeing Puccini’s celebrated La Boheme in the place where it was first performed, as well as other classics of opera and ballet, take a look at the website for show times and ticket prices. Opening times: Tues to Fri 10.30am – 6pm, Sat 10.30am – 4pm.Location: Piazza Castello, 215Price: Varies depending on show. 2. Get your bearings with the Turin EyeThis tethered balloon rises 150 metres from a small park in the city’s Borgo Dora area to offer you a birds eye view of the city, one of the best things to do when you arrive in Turin. As the grime and noise of the industrial heartland shrink away below, the wonderful symmetry of Juvarra’s Baroque city comes into focus, and its striking landmarks emerge from the grid and the surrounding hills. It’s so peaceful up there – enjoy an apertivo as you float above it all.Opening times: (Feb to May) Wed to Fri 2pm – 4.55pm (last boarding Friday is 4.25pm); Sat & Sun 10am – 12.55 and 3pm – 5.25pm (last boarding). Flights are every 15 minutes, check the website for schedules later in the year.Location: Piazza Borgo Dora 1.Price: Adults €13.50, Under 14s €6.50. Discount flyers can often be found in hotels and tourist offices in the area. 14. Take the rack tramway to the Basilica di SupergaMuch loved by the Torinese, the Basilica di Superga sits high on a hill south of the Po and commands a wonderful panorama of the city and the Alps beyond. You can reach it by taking the rack tramway, which climbs steeply for 3 kilometres from Sassi. The Basilica was built to give thanks to the Madonna for the relief of a four-month siege of Turin and is home to the tombs of the House of Savoy, but you’re more likely to see local fans visiting the tomb of the Torino FC football team, who were killed in a plane crash in 1949. There’s also a museum containing the Royal Apartment Opening times: Basilica: (Mar to Oct) Mon to Fri 9am – 12pm & 3pm – 6pm. Sat & Sun 9am – 12pm & 3pm – 7pm. (Oct to Mar) Mon to Fri 9am – 12pm & 3pm – 5pm. Sat & Sun 9am – 12pm, 3pm – 6pm.Museum: (Mar to Oct) Mon to Sun 10am – 7pm (closed Wednesdays). (Nov to Feb) Sat, Sun & public holidays 10am – 6pm.Location: Strada della Basilica di Superga 73 – SupergaPrice: (Royal Tombs and Royal Apartment) Adults €5, Concessions €4.15. Take a Piedmont wine tourThis north-western corner of Italy is characterised by rolling green hills, vast shimmering lakes and a patchwork of vineyards known as the Langhe wine region. At around 50km from Turin, Barolo and other towns and villages in the area are well-visited by tour groups from the city, so you’re bound to find something to your taste, whether it’s a half-day tour round the wine cellars famous for Barolo, Nebbiolo and Barbaresco varieties, or a longer trip including the hills of Alba, famous for their white truffles. If you want to go it alone, hire a car or a bicycle in Alba to fully explore the area, as public transport is non-existent. 11. Visit the Holy Chapel of the Shroud (Capella di Sindone)Ok, so you might not be able to actually see the famed Turin Shroud, located within Turin Cathedral, (unless you’re willing to plan ahead to 2025, the shroud’s next scheduled appearance!) but the audio tour of the Holy Chapel and Museum is full of intriguing information about this mysterious and controversial relic, said to be the garment that covered the body of Jesus Christ. You’ll see a life-size replica of the cloth itself, and learn about the scientific research used to try to date the shroud and prove where it comes from. A peek inside the Chapel with its beautiful cupola, is also worth the ticket price.Opening times: Daily 8am – 12pm, 3 – 7pm.Location: Piazza San Giovanni.Price: €5.50, including an individual audio guide.center_img 3. Scale the Mole AntonellianaThis extraordinary confection has become a symbol of Turin, and it’s the undoubted star of the Museo Nazionale del Cinema housed within. A glass lift takes you to the foot of the spire for a 360-degree view of the city. The museum itself takes you on a fascinating journey through the history of cinema, offering many engaging exhibits as you wind your way up through the interior of this behemoth.Opening times: Sun to Fri 9am – 8pm (closed Tuesdays); Sat 9am – 11pm. Guided tours of the Cupola on foot on Sat, Sun & public holidays 12pm and 4.30pm (request other times by booking).Location: Via Montebello, 20.Price: (National Museum of Cinema) Adults €10, Concessions €8. (Lift) Adults €7, Concessions €5. Joint museum & lift tickets €14/€11. 12. Go to Porta Palazzo marketIt’s hard to miss the huge daily market at Porta Palazzo on Piazza della Repubblica, with its four covered indoor halls and acres of stalls. The range of fresh produce is mindblowing and mystifying and will set all your senses tingling, but that’s not all that’s on offer. Why not pick up a kitchen gadget to help winkle out those vongole (clams), buy yourself some sensible (or not) shoes, or purchase a metre or two of colourful African fabric. The whole world is reflected in the cafes and restaurants in this wonderfully multicultural part of town.Opening times: Mon to Fri 7am – 1pm, Sat 7am – 7pm.Location: Piazza della RepubblicaPrice: Free to enter. 9. Devour some Turin chocolateChocolate comes in all forms and sizes in this city, where the very first chocolate house in the world opened by royal charter in 1678. You could start your day with a bicerin – a chocolate, cream and brandy coffee that packs a punch. Follow that up with a chocolate pastry or cake for elevenses, then maybe a hot chocolate or, on a warm day, a ‘cold chocolate’, and perhaps a gelato cioccolato in the afternoon. Round off a meal or sweeten a coffee with an exquisite chocolate hazelnut gianduiotto – chocolate heaven! With fierce competition, it’s hard to say for sure where you’ll find the best chocolate in Turin, but the chocolateria, cafe and shop Stratta on Piazza San Carlo is definitely up there.10. Relive The Italian JobMany of The Italian Job’s iconic scenes were shot in the city, so this one’s a must if you’re deciding what to see in Turin. Follow in the tyre tracks of those famous Minis by going around the test track on top of the Lingotto Fiat Factory (now a shopping centre, although the track is open to the public), through the lush shopping malls of Galleria dell’Industria Subalpina and the Galleria San Federico, into the heart of the Palazzo Carignano and down the steps of the Palazzo Madama, across the steps of the Chiesa della Gran Madre di Dio and over the weir at Via Murazzo del Po. It makes for a fantastic tour of the city, but don’t take the car – you know how bad the traffic is… 6. Visit Ancient Egypt at Museo EgizioTurin’s Museo Egizio holds one of the largest and best collections of Egyptian antiquities outside Cairo. Renovated over recent years, the collections are beautifully presented and you can almost feel the heat, dust and excitement as these objects came to light again. It’s the everyday items that bring these antiquities to life – a pomegranate, someone’s sandal, castanets. The tomb of Kha and Mirit comes fully furnished for the afterlife with the tools of Kha’s trade and Mirit’s make-up, tweezers and wig.Opening times: Mon 9am – 2pm; Tue to Sun 9am – 6.30pm.Location: Via Accademia delle Scienze, 6.Price: Adults €13, Concessions €3. (Online tickets + €2 reservation fee. Rates may vary during special exhibitions). 4. Enjoy the high life on Piazza San CarloWith its famous cafes and luxury shops, it’s easy to understand why this elegant porticoed piazza is known as the parlour of Turin. Guarded over by the twin (but not identical) churches of San Carlo and Santa Christina, it’s a very civilised place to watch the monied world go by. You may want to turn your heel on the testicles (yes, really) of Il Toro Rampante, a magnificent brass bull set into the pavement outside Caffe Torino, in the hope that your luck will change and you can afford to sample the surrounding delights!5. Hunt out the Palazzina di Caccia di StupinigiA journey through the bleaker suburbs of Mirafiori (which were built for Fiat workers) is rewarded with the opulent delights of this Savoy hunting lodge. It comes as no surprise that its architect, Juvarra, started out as a stage designer. Surrounded by the dizzying trompe l’oeil painting in its Salone Centrale, you won’t know where the real world ends and another dimension begins. There are many exquisitely decorated and furnished rooms featuring hand painted silks and papers, magnificently crafted cabinets and a sumptuous marble bath. It feels like Versailles but on a more human scale.Opening times: Tues to Fri 10am – 5pm; Sat & Sun 10am – 6.30pm.Location: Piazza Principe Amedeo 7 – Nichelino.Price: Adults €12, Concession €8.last_img read more

Collingwood spoiled for choice as Kiwis crumble

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Since you’re here… England 193-8; New Zealand 143-8 England won by 50 runs Share on Messenger First published on Thu 7 Feb 2008 23.06 EST Thu 7 Feb 2008 23.06 EST John Galley in Christchurch Sign up to the Spin – our weekly cricket round-up Shares11 England in New Zealand 2007-08 Sport England cricket team Topics Collingwood spoiled for choice as Kiwis crumble Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardiancenter_img Read more Share on Twitter Reuse this content The torn-down stands at Lancaster Park were nothing compared to the demolition job England did yesterday in their second Twenty20 encounter of the week. New Zealand crumbled under the pounding dished out and by the end of their 50-run defeat they blended in well with the rubble on one side of the multi-purpose arena that is being rebuilt for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.The teams now move on to Wellington for the opening 50-over encounter in a five-match series tomorrow and England could not be in more buoyant mood following two thoroughly efficient 20-over wins in the space of three days. The tourists’ only concern is team selection after Luke Wright finally came good as a 20-over opener at the fifth attempt. Having scored four runs in his four previous innings at the top of the order Wright, with Phil Mustard, gave England a flying start of 65 from 35 balls, and they never looked back.Wright contributed 30 from 19 balls but that might not be enough to prevent Alastair Cook reclaiming his place in the 50-over team. Ravi Bopara might also be expecting his ODI place back, but it is difficult to see him shifting Dimitri Mascarenhas from the side after another important contribution, this time with the ball.For the captain, Paul Collingwood, these are welcome problems. “We will have some difficult decisions to make,” he said. “There have been so many positives from these two games to take into the 50-over matches. The boys are in confident mood and we have played pretty good50-over cricket in the last two series. The guys know their roles pretty well and hopefully we will slip pretty easily into the longer game. Paul Collingwood Cricket Share on Pinterest Share via Email Share on Facebook “Tonight was an even better performance than on Tuesday. We got off to a great start and it was fantastic to see Colonel [Mustard] and Wrighty up the top hitting the ball the way we know they can do – and our bowling is pleasing us more and more every game, the way we are defending totals and executing the plans we have. New Zealand are a dangerous side but I could ask no more from my players. “Even a mid-innings wobble, in which they lost four wickets for 11, failed to disturb England’s equilibrium with Collingwood and Owais Shah showing the benefit of having wise heads in the middle order. The pair produced a steady partnership of 102, England’s best in 14 Twenty20 matches, and built a solid platform to allow the team to plunder 67 runs off the last five overs. Collingwood, with a 28-ball 54, took the man-of-the-match award.New Zealand never threatened to get close to England’s 193, thanks partly to their own ineptitude and partly to some fine pace bowling led once again by Ryan Sidebottom. Stand-in captain Brendon McCullum will be only too happy if Daniel Vettori is fit to resume control tomorrow.”It’s been a very disappointing week,” he said. “It’s not a train smash but the performances we have put out are just not good enough, and England will have the psychological advantage going into the 50-over series. We didn’t fire a shot throughout the game. England came at us strongly and we managed a little damage control for a while but after that we conceded pretty meekly.”New Zealand hope Vettori, who has an ankle strain, and Jacob Oram, who missed out yesterday with a hamstring strain, will return tomorrow, but they will be without 19-year-old Tim Southee, the one redeeming feature of the Twenty20 matches. The New Zealand selectors have decided that the fast bowler should go to the Under-19 World Cup as planned rather than stay with the senior side. Share on LinkedIn Share on Twitter Share via Email New Zealand cricket team Sportlast_img read more