torino, italia

First stop on our Memorial Day (or actually “Whit Monday” here in Europe) long weekend was the Italian city of Torino. Thanks to a five month-long study abroad stint, I’ve already visited most Italian cities you can think of: Firenze, Roma, Venezia, Sorrento, Capri, Palermo, Cefalu, Amalfi, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Lucca, Milano, Siena, Arezzo, Assisi… But on at least three occasions, I’ve been asked by Italians if I had yet to visit Torino. Until this weekend the answer was the negative, but now I am happy to say I’ve experience the beautiful northern city.
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Torino is unlike any Italian city I’ve visited; tourist are few (the Holy Shroud exhibition being the exception) and many residents don’t speak English (which makes an excellent opportunity for practicing your Italian). Cafes range from the traditional old-school counters so common in Firenze to chic modern establishments like those seen in Milano. Shopping is a plenty as are gelaterias, street vendors, and pastry shops.
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Gorgeous views atop the Mole, the cathedral bell tower, and  Monte dei Cappucini reveal an ancient city surrounded by the even more venerable Alps.
A più tarde, Torino!
This post is #43 of the #The100DayProject. For more updates on my progress, be sure to follow me on Instagram and look for the hashtage, #100DaysofMiaPrima.
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