Torino

Torino is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the left bank of the Po River, in front of Susa Valley and surrounded by the western Alpine arch. The city has a rich culture and history, and is known for its numerous art galleries, restaurants, churches, palaces, opera houses, piazzas, parks, gardens, theatres, libraries, museums and other venues. Torino is well known for its baroque, rococo, neo-classical, and Art Nouveau architecture.

Torino is sometimes called the "cradle of Italian liberty", for having been the birthplace and home of notable politicians and people who contributed to the Risorgimento, such as Cavour. The city currently hosts some of Italy's best universities, colleges, academies, lycea and gymnasia, such as the six-century-old University of Torino and the Torino Polytechnic. Prestigious and important museums, such as the Museo Egizio and the Mole Antonelliana are also found in the city. Torino's several monuments and sights make it one of the world's top 250 tourist destinations.

iCity Network Category: SIG

Population: 911,823

Country: Italy

Website: www.comune.torino.it


 

Opened Information Systems:

In progress