The Mole Antonelliana towers above the city and is perhaps the most distinctive building in Turin, dominating the skyline. Completed in 1889 and designed by Alessandro Antonelli, the Mole was originally a Jewish Synagogue before becoming a monument of national unity. Visitors can head to the panoramic terrace 85 metres up and enjoy stunning views of the city below and the Italian Alps in the background. The building also houses the National Cinema Museum where you’ll learn about the history of cinema through the years.
Turin is home to Juventus FC, Italy’s most successful football club and one of the most famous teams worldwide. Known locally as Juve, the club was founded in 1897 and has spent most of its time playing in the top leagues. International matches attract thousands of people to Turin to catch sight of some of the most famous names in Italian football. The team play in an iconic black and white strip and have won many trophies over the years. Pay a visit to the Juventus Museum to learn about the history and success of the club, and then go on a tour around the Allianz Stadium, the home of Juventus. Their motto is fino alla fine which means ‘until the end’.
Piazza San Carlo is one of many squares in Turin, but perhaps the most beautiful. It preserves a seventeenth century look with pretty facades and enchanting arcades. In the centre you’ll see an equestrian statue of Emanuele Filiberto who was the Duke of Savoy from 1553 to 1580. He is remembered for recovering the Savoyard state and moving the capital to Turin. Piazza San Carlo has a number of small cafes and shops with one of the most notable being Caffè San Carlo which opened its doors in 1842. It is the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by.
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