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Turin, one of the vertices of Italian industry and capital of the automobile, assuming important beginnings in the 13th Century, when thanks to the power of the Savoy, was gradually enlarged, until it became the capital of their reign during the 16th Century. The City took on the role of the first capital of united Italy from 1861 to 1865.
The urban ambience is very different with respect to that of other Italian cites, in that it was characterized by the wishes of the Savoy, giving it a quite severe French appearance: large roads which meet at right angles and spacious squares of regular geometry. ...

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An architectural itinerary across Turin, should take into consideration the very central Castello Square, on which the Palazzo Madama faces, dating back to the 17th Century, its Baroque façade is from 1721, and work of Filippo Iuvarra.
Turin has a very active cultural life: there are publishing houses, there’s the seat of one of the main Italian newspapers and seats of prestige for scientific and technical studies. As a exhibition centre, the most famous is definitely the Egyptian Museum – the third most important in the world.
Symbol of the City, the very famous Antonelliana Mole ...
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