Turin is one of the great underrated cities of Europe.
Elegant and sophisticated, this northern Italian town on the Po River has much to offer. Visitors can expect delicious food, substantive wines, ample shopping, and graceful architecture.
For those considering a long weekend in “The Capital of the Alps” I have two recommendations.
Where to stay:
Grand Hotel Sitea
Centrally located with large, modern rooms, the Grand Hotel Sitea is a solid choice for a weekend stay. Enjoy a VERY generous breakfast buffet each morning before heading out to explore the town, and at the end of the day, the hotel bar is perfect for unwinding.
Via Carlo Alberto, 35
10123 Torino, Italy
+39 011 517 0171
Where to hang out:
Founded in 1870, Cafe Florio is the place to stop in for a drink, pastries, chocolates, cakes, tea, or anything else under the sun you might have a craving for. The service is friendly and the atmosphere is “molto” chic.
8 Via Po
Torino, Italy 10122
Tel: +39 011 817 0612