Founded by the Romans in 28 BC, Turin today has a population of one million and is just an hour from the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea
where eclectic and historic vacation rental accommodations and villas are awaiting your stay.
Located in northwest Italy
and capital of the Piedmont Region, Turin is served by a small airport, Citta di Torino - Sandro Pertini, with flights to and from Europe. The closest airport for flights from the United States or Canada is in Milan, approximately 140 kilometres
and a little over an hour away from your dream vacation rentals by train.
Turin, also called Torino, is a northern Italian city that offers something old and something new for guests in vacation rental accommodations, such as apartment rentals, condo rentals, chalet rentals and villa rentals to discover.
The mountains of Piedmont, featured at the Torino 2006 Winter Olympics
, provide a unique backdrop for winter sports and skiing in Italy. But they also provide peace and quiet for amateurs to have fun, space for beginners, and great cultural and gastronomic traditions.
Piedmont features 53 ski resorts
, 1,300 kilometres of runs, and over 300 installations comprising aerial tramways, cableways, chair-lifts and ski-lifts, with a capacity of 400,000 people per hour.
Winter sports that can be practiced in Piedmont include: Alpine and cross-country skiing, telemark, snowboarding, ice climbing, free riding, ski mountaineering, horse trekking, driving sleighs pulled by Siberian huskies, paraskiing, heliskiing and much, much more.
Turin is well known for its abundance of baroque, rococo, neo-classical and Art Nouveau architecture
which is also seen in vacation rental accommodation. Apartment rentals, condo rentals, chalet rentals and villa rentals located near many of the city's piazzas, castles, gardens and palazzi drew inspiration from Versailles.
The city has a rich culture and history, and is known for its numerous art galleries, churches, opera houses, parks, theatres and more than forty museums. The Royal Library of Turin
shelters the famous self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci
and don’t miss the Turin Shroud in the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist
Turin is best known for the automobiles it manufactures, such as Fiat
, Lancia and Alfa Romeo, however it is also regarded as one of the best places to eat in Italy
. Feast your pallets on local cuisine accompanied by extraordinary regional wines in close proximity to vacation rental accommodation such as apartment rental, condo rental, chalet rental and villa rental.
Take the time to enjoy this elegant and sophisticated city that has changed little since more gracious centuries. Some of the finest vacation rentals are hidden amongst museums and piazzas offering charming apartment rental and condo rental, exquisite ski chalet and quintessentially Italian villa rental lodging in the most pleasant big city in northern Italy.