Turin is a fascinating city situated in the North West region of Italy. For Irish people wishing to visit, Ryanair offer direct flights to Turin – Sandro Pertini International airport from Dublin Airport and Shannon Airport. If you are visiting Turin, Please take a look at our car rental Turin Airport service. Our car rental Italy service is available in many locations throughout Italy.
There are plenty of ski resorts within reasonable distances from Turin Airport for those wishing to hit the slopes. Bardonecchia resort is about an hour from Turin while Limone Piemonte is about an hour and a half. A car makes it easy to travel to any of the many ski resorts near Turin.
One of the proudest moments in Turin’s history was hosting the Winter Olympics in 2006. Besides skiing there is plenty to do and see in Turin city itself. There are some great shopping opportunities in Turin. There are many designer shops in the city as well as plenty of local specialty shops selling hand made Italian items such as hand bags, jewelry and delicious Turin chocolate. Turin sits in the centre of Piedmont.
The city is surrounded by the spectacular Alps. During the summer months temperatures can by quite warm. As with many Italian cities the architecture is fabulous. The Duomo di San Giovanni of St. John’s Cathedral dates back to the 15th century. The Shroud of Turin is available for viewing at the Chapel of the Holy Shroud. Many believe this to be the cloth placed on Jesus of Nazareth when he was buried. The Chiesa della Gran Madre di Dio was built in the nineteenth century and is purported to have been constructed over the Holy Grail.
There are plenty of options when it comes to eating out in Turin. There is a huge variety of dishes on offer with a strong emphasis on French food. There is also plenty of traditional Italian fare on offer. Many believe Turin to be the birthplace of bread sticks as well as solid chocolate.