Torino

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Home of Fiat, Torino is a major automotive and aerospace centre. There are many manufacturing companies located in Torino, including Kappa, Ferrero, Martini & Rossi and Lavazza, and the city is also a technology & innovation hub supported by organisations such as Open Innovation Centre Turin.

Arts

Did you know Torino is the birthplace of cinema in Italy? Immerse yourself in the story of Italian filmmaking at the Mole Antonelliana – one of Torino’s most beautiful buildings and home to the National Museum of Cinema. The Egyptian Museum of Torino is another example of impressive architecture in the city, and also has the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities outside of Egypt.

History

The piazzas, palaces, arcades, bridges and churches around Torino showcase its deep historical significance. And its modern features such as the non-traditionally renovated hotels & villas, and the Museum of Modern Art, show that Torino is a city of the past and present.

Flavours

As the capital of the Piedmont region, Torino has a legacy of slow food, of world class produce (including the Nutella hazelnuts), and of dishes inspired by the traditions of the Alps. All washed down with superior coffee, excellent wines such as Barolo and Barbaresco, and the trendy local soft drink Mole Cola.

Lingotto

droidcon is located at the Centro Congressi Lingotto, Torino, in a former industrialised area of Turin. The Centro is Turin’s biggest event venue and is conveniently located on the urban Metro line.

  • Part of the restored factory is now home to Centro Gallery 8 where you can find lots of shops, eateries, cinema and games.
  • Next to Lingotto is the super-sized Eataly.
  • On top of the old Fiat factory you can still visit the test track that was used to exercise new cars, and featured in the getaway sequence in the original The Italian Job.

 



Links for more information

Official Centro Congressi Lingotto website

Official Turismo Torino website

 Official Promotur website – to find all the best hotels, restaurant and attraction recommendations in Turin.
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