Turin offers a pleasant surprise to those who are expecting an industrial city with little else. In reality, this city in northern Italy has an extraordinary and vivid heritage to explore. The city was significantly spruced-up in preparation for hosting the 2006 Winter Olympics, and now boasts renovated palaces with amazing collections of Egyptian antiquities and Northern European paintings, as well as new pedestrianised areas among Baroque avenues and squares.
The city street-plan is like a grid, making it exceptionally easy to find your way around. The main road is the Via Roma, where you will find expensive boutiques and swanky cafes. The city’s plazas offer variety, for example, the Piazza Carlo Felice boasts a small park, whereas the Piazza San Carlo is close to some of the city’s most prestigious museums.
Turin has an international airport known as Caselle International Airport Sandro Pertini which is located in Caselle Torinese, about 13 km (8 mi) from the centre of Turin. It is connected to the city by a railway service (from Dora Station) and a bus service (from Porta Nuova and Porta Susa railway stations).
There is a bicycle sharing system, the ToBike, operating in the city.
The metropolitan area is served by Turin metropolitan railway service.