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Turin

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  • Day8

    2 Days in Torino

    September 10, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Die letzten beiden Tage haben wir in Turin verbracht. Da Turin im 17. Jahrhundert komplett neugestaltet wurde, weist die Stadt ein sehr einheitliches Stadtbild auf. Das für italienische Städte eher untypisches Schachbrettmuster der Straßenzüge wurde noch aus der römischen Zeit der Stadtgründung beibehalten. Diese Tatsache macht Turin jedoch nicht weniger schön, denn es wurde sehr viel Wert darauf gelegt zahlreiche schöne Plätze ins Stadtbild zu integrieren, welche über von Galerien gesäumten Wege miteinander verbunden sind. Neben dem super Cafe den es an jeder Ecke gibt, war unser persönliches Highlight jedoch das Museo Egizio, welches die größte Sammlung ägyptischer Artefakte außerhalb von Ägypten beherbergt - Wenn man bedenkt das all dieser Aufwand nur dem Ziel der Unsterblichkeit diente, so ist es ihnen ein Stück weit gelungen, schließlich kann man dort heute noch den 5000 Jahre alten sterblichen Überresten der damaligen Herrschenden gegenübertreten.Read more

  • Day1

    We made it!!!

    August 26, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    „Hey ihr habt da was verloren, ich hab es für euch aufgehobenen“ - ein fremder aus dem Bus der uns zwei grade gekaufte Schokoriegel schenkt. Der Busfahrer fand uns auch so super, dass er mir mal auf die Nase stupste mir auf die die Schulter täschelte und wir ihm dafür ein Bändchen knüpften und dafür noch ganz nette Wangenküsse bekamen. - ob die Busfahrt cool war?! Vielleicht 🤔
    Den letzten Bus in Torino haben wir zwar verpasst, aber nach einem Tag sitzen kann man auch mal etwas laufen.
    Buonanotte Torino 👋🏼
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  • Day4

    Zu Besuch bei der "Alten Dame"

    October 6, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    2h dauert die Fahrt von Mailand rüber nach Turin. Am Vorabend haben wir via Airbnb eine Wohnung für 2 Nächte etwas abseits vom Zentrum gebucht. Die Gegend ist weniger einladend als die Wohnung selbst. Aber zum Glück eine eigene Garage, das beruhigt die deutsche Spießer-Seele. Als absolutes Highlight stellt sich jedoch die Pizzeria um die Ecke heraus, auf die wir durch die durchweg positiven Google-Rezensionen der Einheimischen aufmerksam werden. Eine kleine Familie bäckt hier noch traditionell im Holzofen. Wir nehmen zwei Pizzen und eine Farinata to go, dazu Bierra Moretti und Rotwein - der Abend ist gerettet.
    Am nächsten Morgen machen wir einen Spaziergang entlang des Stadtflusses Dora Riparia. Der Weg führt an der futuristischen Kirche Santo Volto und dem Dora Park vorbei. Es herrscht Endzeitstimmung, die Parks und Straßen menschenleer. Eine Mischung aus hochmoderner Architektur, wie wir sie nur von Kopenhagen kennen, und zerfallenden Fabrikhallen aus dem 19.Jahrhundert. Im Zentrum dann das Bild, wie man es aus dem Fernseher kennt. Plätze, Paläste, Kirchen, Promenaden. Als wir am Abend den Rückweg antreten, schallt aus einem Hinterhof Musik. Wir holen uns ein paar Kaltgetränke beim Späti um die Ecke und lauschen den Jungs bis die Sonne untergeht.
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  • Day74

    Turin - more cugini !!!

    September 25, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Three days visiting and staying with some more cousins. Again I couldn't ask for more and probably should of insisted on less. I ate like there was no tomorrow (you csnt say the word "no" while your mouth is full of food). Ate at home the first night then with the two dsughters' families for dinner on the following nights. I had to put in some pics.

    Turin is a pretty spectacular city and I spent 3 days being driven around sight-seeing (only stopping to eat). There is an amazing Basilica, on a mountain behind Turin, called "Superga" (last pic below). Frederick (who is at least 25 years older than me) beat up the 160 odd winding stairs to the top for a great view of the city and the surrounding area. Also went an saw a hunting lodge (Stupinigi) that had been built by the Royal House of Savoy about 200 years ago. The Royals sure knew how to live.

    Ladtly a pic of a vehicle thst I'm not sure how to describe. A motorbike with four wheels? It only has room for the driver, smallest car I've ever seen.

    Time to leave and try and loose the 3 4 kilos I put on in the last 5 days.

    Off to the port city of Genoa.
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  • Day19

    Farewell Paris

    January 2, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C

    Today we had to pack up and catch a train to Turin, Italy. Once again lugged our luggage on and through the metro. Boarded the train at 10.40 for a 6 hour train trip. We decided to go first class for this leg of the trip. A bit more leg room and for the scenery. First hour was heavy fog but then it did clear for the rest of the way. It was funny because we packed our lunch and took our drinks. We are just having a stop over as it's too long of a trip to Florence in one day. While waiting at the train station I was taking photos of the Christmas decorations and the military accidentally photobombed. The
    police boarded the train in a town in France and checked our passports. In 2013 not once did we have our passports checked. David our tour guide said they have tightened up the border security and since then there haven't been any attacks. Before you could go anywhere in Europe without being checked. Whilst there were a lot more police, military & security checks not once did we feel unsafe. It's just a different world we live in now. When we got off the train it was nice not to get that instant brain freeze. It's cold but not like Paris was. Meant to be the coldest winter for 2 hundred years. Would like to visit Europe when it's normal weather. We found a restaurant for tea and we all had pizza, which was really nice for Italian pizza. Dave order a dessert that he saw on the next table. A cake filled with cherries and custard. The guy bought 4 forks over he must have known we would all try it. Brodie and Kellie dived into it and it was laced with rum. It was so funny, it made the waiters night- they couldn't stop laughing.
    He bought a little bit of cake over without the rum for them try. We could have done with that in Paris to warm us up. Brodie has been a bit giggly after his mouthful.
    We had nice night out, with Kellie taking us a shorter way home except she missed the street and ended up being longer way home.

    Overview of Paris:
    We found Paris a lot more expensive than Amsterdam and Germany. Really miss the street food we tried from both places. Street food in Paris is just to rip the tourists off.
    Didn't like dodging dog poo all the time and all the little streams from the building walls.
    Where we stayed in 2013 the streets were pristine clean, but where we stayed I thought the streets were dirty. David our tour guide said it was a posh area. Too posh to clean up after their dogs.

    Photo 1 - My photo bombers
    Photo 2 - Our first class lunch
    Photo 3 & 4 - Scenery on the way
    Photo 5 - Birthday tea
    Photo 6 - Baba cake
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  • Day331

    Day 332: Royal Palaces of Savoy

    January 12, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Back out into Turin today, checking out the Royal Palaces of the House of Savoy. The House of Savoy is one of Europe's oldest aristocratic families, having first risen to power in France in the 11th century - it lasted until 1946! I assume the family is still around, but I don't think they control anything anymore.

    Despite being French and ruling over south-eastern France, western Switzerland, and north-western Italy, they moved their capital to Turin in the mid-17th century and began a big construction program. They built a large royal palace and several other smaller palaces befitting of their capital, most of which survive today.

    We'd seen most of them a couple of days ago, so today we just wandered around and filmed in a leisurely fashion. It was quite nice to already know what we were up against, and I didn't need to do extra research as that had been covered! I could just show up, remember what I wanted to film, and go. All up it only took us a couple of hours.

    More pizza slices for lunch at a trendy place, though we also had some delicious arancini balls too. Did some shopping in the afternoon where I bought a couple of new pairs of jeans - the ones I'd bought in Krakow in October had already worn out!! Hoping I get a bit longer out of these ones.

    Back home where we relaxed for the rest of the afternoon/evening. Pasta for dinner as usual!
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  • Day329

    Day 330: Westwards to Turin

    January 10, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    Nothing too exciting here today, just a change of cities! Our train wasn't until 12:30pm, so we hung around the hotel for the morning and waited to check out. We'd gone with the fast train option, so the travel time between Milan and Turin was only about 45 minutes as we rocketed across the plains at 250km/h. The train was fairly full though, and we had an odd moment where a man was sitting in our seats, he moved and glared passive-aggressively so I could put our bags down, then went and sat somewhere else anyway?! Go figure.

    Arrived in Turin and decided to walk to our accommodation, about 20 minutes away. Turin has a very neat layout of regular square blocks, so it was quite easy to navigate. It feels very French here, with lots of baroque buildings lining the streets; extremely un-Italian. It was ruled for centuries by the House of Savoy which hails from south-eastern France (near Avignon I think), and their influence definitely shows.

    Checked into our place with no problems, though it's on the fourth floor with no lift, so about 80 steps to climb each way! Yikes. It's also a bit gloomy with only a couple of external windows, but it's pretty large and will be nice enough. Good kitchen.

    Relaxed for a bit then headed out to explore. We're right in amongst the old core of the city, and fairly close to the Royal Palaces which are on the UNESCO list - the main reason for our visit really. Had a wander around and checked out the buildings, then decided to get in touch with the couple we'd met a few days earlier in Bologna.

    Organised dinner with them for 8pm, which went really well. Had a nice dinner at a semi-fancy restaurant - three courses and a couple of bottles of wine! It was a bit pricey, but I guess it's our early anniversary dinner.
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  • Day60

    Turin: Shops, Egyptians and Barolo

    August 30, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Birthplace of the Slow Food Movement, Turin is (almost) all about the food. It's Parisian boulevards make it a low-key Milan for shopping, bars and cafes spill onto the glamorous plazas and it seems filled with locals who are happy to keep its treasures under wraps. Barolo is made in the area and the city is stuffed full of interesting delis. we've filled up on pasta and pizza plus visited the very good Egyptian Museum.Read more

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