Why You Should Visit Turin
Turin is one of the gems of Northern Italy known for its incredible historic center and world-class art galleries, museums and architecture. Some of the country’s finest buildings are located in the city such as the towering Mole Antonelliana which is also home to a cinema museum and the Cathedral of St John the Baptist which contains the famous Shroud of Turin. The city does not just offer culture and history however as shoppers will find prestigious designer and luxury stores – take a walk down Via Garibaldi which is said to be one of the longest pedestrian shopping streets in Europe. If you enjoy going out in the evenings there are many upmarket bars and bistros offering a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy a meal or a drink, while there are many centuries-old plazas and public squares to sit down and watch the world go by.
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Arriving In Turin
Turin Airport, known also as Turin-Caselle Airport, is located around 15 km outside of the city and offers everything you would need for a pleasant stay. Once you have touched down at the airport, you can use public transport to travel into the city with bus and train services available alongside taxis. Inside the airport there are a few retail shops alongside duty-free shopping, while you will also find a decent choice of cafés and eateries and even connect to the airport’s free Wi-Fi network.
If you are looking to catch flights from the UAE to Turin you will need to make a stopover somewhere as there are no airlines providing direct flights. Turin Airport has links to a number of airports around Europe such as Frankfurt and London so you can easily make the journey with only a single stopover.
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Turin Travel Information
Italy is a part of the Schengen Area which allows UAE nationals to enter the country without a visa for a period of up to 90 days. The city enjoys relatively hot weather over the summer with average highs of up to 28 degrees, although be advised that temperatures drop significantly over the winter and can get below freezing on occasion. During your time in the city of Turin you will be able to get around on the city’s local buses and trams, while there are also a number of car rental agencies available at Turin airport.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
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