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
Symbol of the City, the very famous Antonelliana Mole ...