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Expo 55: Turin

— Turin


Although no longer the industrial powerhouse it once was, Turin has developed into a significant social centre in the afterglow of the 2006 Winter Olympics, adding a discreet modern confidence to its momentous and varied history.

Architecture, Cities, Culture, Holiday, Tourism

Turin’s Italian nickname is Città Magica – the Magic City. The image of Turin by night – the mysteriously heaped dome and spike of the Mole Antonelliana, the city’s symbol, piercing a deep blue sky smattered with stars – has decorated countless Italian chocolate boxes. It is known for making cars and very good coffee. Turin also hosts some of Italy’s largest companies as well as a few Catholic relics. The famous shroud, however, is not the only mystery around here. The city has a habit of constantly changing its face, from grimy and post-indust…


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