Turin: The last word journey information to the host metropolis of Eurovision 2022

After Italy’s win final yr, the Eurovision Music Content material 2022 is going down in Turin this month.

The primary semi-final was on Tuesday 10 Could, the second semi-final is on Thursday 12 Could and the all vital grand closing is on Saturday 14 Could.

All showings are at 21.00 CEST. 

In the event you had been fortunate sufficient to safe tickets, or just need to head to the town to take in the ambiance, listed below are some strategies for what to do in and round Turin.

What’s Turin like?

Surrounded by the Alps, it has a slight French feeling to the town, and was traditionally house to the royal Italian residence. Turin is legendary for its automobiles (it’s house to Fiat), espresso (Lavazza), and Nutella which is produced close by.

As a result of its’ geography, Turin can get very heat, even in spring. The encompassing mountains act like defend towards the wind, and it means summer time the town can really feel like being in a big flying pan. So be certain to deliver mild comfy garments, and to cease on the ‘Toret’ – the free public water fountains scattered across the metropolis.

The water comes immediately from the Alps, and the fountains are within the form of a bulls head – the animal Turin is called after.

What’s there to do in Turin?

Go to the Mole Antonelliana

This monument is sort of the brand of Turin, and will be seen punctuating the skyline from afar. There’s a panoramic elevate which takes you as much as a terrace space, or if you’re feeling courageous you possibly can climb the steps to the highest too.

Take a stroll in Parco del Valentino

That is a big park within the centre of the town, which is house to the College’s quite lovely Structure division. 

There’s additionally a mini medieval metropolis (‘Borgo’) hidden within the park too. It’s a fantastic place to deliver a picnic and chill out, or to cycle or skate by means of.

Benefit from the views from Monte dei Cappuccini

After a barely steep climb, it’s effectively well worth the stroll up to what’s fairly presumably the most effective view of the town. You possibly can actually see how Turin is surrounded by Alps that stretch for miles, and is a good photograph alternative. 

Behind the point of view is a late Renaissance-style church, constructed for the Capuchin Order – additionally effectively price a glance.

Go for a riverside bike journey

There’s a beautiful cycle route alongside the river Po. In the event you begin on the church Chiesa della Gran Madre di Dio, and proceed East in the direction of Isolone di Bertolla, you’ll ultimately arrive at Parco del Meisin the place there’s a small secluded seashore.

There are many bike rental retailers throughout the town, in addition to the ‘ToBike’ bike sharing service app, which affords every day or weekend passes.

Take a look at the numerous museums

Within the unlikely occasion that the climate isn’t in your facet, good various inside choices are: the Cinema Museum (housed within the Mole), the Automobile Museum (nice for Fiat fanatics), the Lavazza espresso museum, and the Egyptian Museum.

The Egyptian Museum is definitely thought of the world’s most vital assortment of Egyptian artefacts outdoors of Egypt.

The place to eat in Turin?

It is best to attempt the native specialty of Gianduiotti, a hazelnutty chocolate particular to the world, and naturally Nutella which is made close to Turin too. 

FLa farinata is a kind of pizza made with chickpea flour, which you’ll hardly ever discover outdoors of Turin.

Different native specialties embody Vitello tonnato and Fritto Misto.

Osteria Cianci

It is a cosy conventional spot for lunch or dinner, and so they serve nearly completely native dishes.

It sits in a sq. – Largo IV Marzo – which is stuffed with different nice restaurant choices too, and is a implausible place to have an ‘aperitivo’ earlier than dinner.

Flower Burger

Burgers as you may have by no means seen them earlier than. This vegan place does burgers that look extra like pop artwork: in neon pinks and instagrammable purples.

Circolo dei Lettori

That is nonetheless comparatively unknown and hidden away up lovely marble steps. Rooms that used to belong to the royal household now operate as wooden panelled educational studying areas and a tea room. 

With a peaceable library really feel, this can be a good place to take pleasure in tea and cake accompanied by chandeliers and priceless artworks.

Alberto Marchetti

It is a good spot for ice cream – it’s price attempting the Gianduiotto flavour should you can.

The place to seize a drink in Turin

Piemonte – the world that features and surrounds Turin – is a well-known wine area, so you’ll want to attempt some native varieties similar to Barolo or Barbaresco when you’re there.

You is likely to be provided an area digestif from the world after your dinner, typically made with alpine crops, for instance genepì or San Simone.

In the event you’re not ingesting, Molecola is a domestically made Coca- Cola variation (its’ title is a reference to Turin’s well-known Mole landmark).

Bicerin is one other favorite; it’s manufactured from espresso, ingesting chocolate, and milk, often served with whipped cream on prime – though this one is likely to be higher suited to winter climate.

On Piazzale Valdo, Open Baladin is a good place for artisan beers from Turin, and stress-free with locals. It feels extra like a mini competition than it does a pub.

Attempt the San Salvario space in order for you a bit extra of an edgy nightlife expertise, and Membership Centralino is a good LGBTQ+ spot.

get to Turin by practice

From Rome, you will get to Turin by practice with Trenitalia or Italo in round 5 hours.

There are additionally direct practice routes from different huge Italian cities similar to Bologna, Florence and Milan.

From France, there are buses direct from Lyon, and a excessive velocity rail hyperlink beneath development – though it’s unclear when this might be full.

There are additionally high-speed TGV providers from Paris which can get you to Turin in round 5 hours.