A Civilized Traveller's Guide to Turin

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This friendly and easy-to-use book will guide you—effortlessly, and at just the right tempo—through the cultural, artistic, and culinary generosity of a beautiful city. —Alice Waters

Nestled between the Alps and the Po River, Turin was hailed by Le Corbusier as the most beautifully situated city he'd ever seen, and by Giorgio de Chirico as the “most profound, most enigmatic, most disquieting city not only of Italy, but of the world.” Today Turin, an elegant city of more than a ...

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Overview

This friendly and easy-to-use book will guide you—effortlessly, and at just the right tempo—through the cultural, artistic, and culinary generosity of a beautiful city. —Alice Waters

Nestled between the Alps and the Po River, Turin was hailed by Le Corbusier as the most beautifully situated city he'd ever seen, and by Giorgio de Chirico as the “most profound, most enigmatic, most disquieting city not only of Italy, but of the world.” Today Turin, an elegant city of more than a million people, with views of the Alps around every corner, is home to Italy's most vibrant contemporary art scene, as well as extraordinary architecture, sophisticated shops, and food and wine that are an epicurean's dream.

A Civilized Traveller's Guide to Turin features:

• detailed listings of Turin's cultural attractions, from the one-of-a-kind Museum of Cinema to the world-renowned Museo Egizio, which holds the most significant collection of Egyptian artifacts outside of Cairo

• personal recommendations for hotels, restaurants, cafes, and shops

• walks through the city's medieval, Baroque, and modern neighborhoods

• suggestions for short trips around the region, ideas for what to do with children, and more

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781892145352
  • Publisher: New York Review Books
  • Publication date: 2/9/2006
  • Pages: 204
  • Sales rank: 730,631
  • Product dimensions: 4.49 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Brief History 18
Art & Culture 25
Architecture 59
War & Resistance 65
Walk 1 Il Quadrilatero 71
Walk 2 Il Centro 85
Walk 3 Il Borgo Nuovo 99
Cafes & Bars 108
Restaurants 114
Gelato 133
Shops 137
Food & Wine 158
Kids 172
Hotels 175
Excursions Near & Far 182
Essentials 191
Further Reading 195
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