Turin could serve as a model for future post-industrial cities. During the twentieth century, the city developed swiftly beyond its exquisite centre of Paris-style boulevards, which was once Italy’s manufacturing powerhouse, spearheaded by the giant Fiat. However, by the 1980s, global competition had put the brakes on the city’s economy: over 100,000 people had lost their jobs, and once-thriving industry districts had devolved into a barren wasteland. During the winter, the national parks of Gran Paradiso and Val Grande are home to internationally renowned ski resorts. For those who don’t want to brave the slopes, the hills are dotted with groupings of churches dating from the 16th and 17th centuries. City slickers can spend their time in Turin, Piedmont’s most elegant city, exploring the city. Travelers can visit high-end eateries, world-class museums, and marvel at majestic palaces while they are there.
Explore Turin’s free-spirited neighborhood and discover more about the distinct populations’ lifestyles and how the place came to be. A recently constructed apartment complex can be seen across the bridge from the city’s side. Then round a corner to see trademark narrow dwellings. Take a detour off the usual path to learn about how the area grew from a former military base to become a self-governing society. Discover a Michelin-starred restaurant as well as the former location of the women’s prison. Learn why the neighborhood earned the moniker “free-spirited Turin” due to its progressive principles, which include a tolerant attitude toward cannabis and its popularity among activists, hippies, and the gay rights movement. End on Turin’s doorway, in the most free-spirited location of them all. The trip does not take place in or visit the Turin region because guides are not permitted to do so.
✓ Local Guide
× Gratuities × Food and drinks, unless specified
10131 Torino, Italy, Piazzale Monte dei Cappuccini, 3
This experience requires good weather. If the tour is canceled because of poor weather, you’ll be offered, or you can also book a different date. This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If the tour is canceled because the minimum numbers of participants aren’t met, you’ll be offered, or you can also choose a different date.