The city of the Shroud has more than religious antiquity in its favour
The first capital of contemporary Italy, and famous for its industrial might (notably car production) it’s where Italy goes to work hard and play hard. Lose yourself in its heaving maze of streets and you’ll shop, eat, drink and live well, without really having to try.
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|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 16.5░C
Rainfall: 855.1mm a year
In a city that elevates the automobile to the highest form of art, you’d expect the motor museum to be something special – and it is. The Museo dell'Automobile has everything from ancient carriages to F1 racers. In fact, it has over 180 in all, including a whole section dedicated to the beauty of the red sports car.
Must eat at:
If you’re looking for a taste of Piedmont, Spada Real’s your kind of place. It specialises in Piedmontese fayre, as well as a few culinary imports from Tuscany.
Must be there for:
The Gran Balon market, on the second Sunday of the month, is the place to compare, contrast, and haggle for a bargain on everything from pricey antiques to pieces of useless ironmongery. You’ll find it at the Piazza della Repubblica.
- The city’s Egyptian museum is well worth your time and trouble to find – it houses perhaps the greatest collection of artefacts outside Egypt.
- The Piazza Castello is the place for weary feet to take a break in one of the city’s classy cafes. Try Baratti & Milano for size.
British citizens do not need a visa to visit Italy.