Q: What are some sites to see in Torino Italy?
A: Torino is a beautiful city, filled with breathtaking views of the Alps, the Po River. Not only is Torino filled with the wonders of nature, but it is also a place of great historical significance. You should check out the Mole Antonelliana and the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.
Q: What is the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist?
A: The Cathedral of St John the Baptist is home to the Shroud of Turin, an old linen cloth with an imprint of a man, which is believed by many to be the cloth that covered Jesus in his grave.
Q: What are some good desserts to eat in Torino?
A: Choose from bonet with chocolate and small macaroons to tiny bignole, from fresh cream cakes to nut cakes and chocolate gianduja, from zabaglione to hazelnut nougat. Really the choices are endless. And the taste? Heavenly.
Q: I heard Torino chocolate is the finest in the world. Is this true?
A: Torino is the birthplace of solid chocolate, that is, chocolate as we know it today. How? At the end of the 18th century, Doret invented a revolutionary machine that could make soild chocolate! Torino produces a typical chocolate called Gianduiotto after Gianduia, a local Commedia dell'arte mask. This is made from blending chocolate with toasted hazelnut flour. It's seriously out of this world delicious.
Q: What are some traditional dished in Torino?
A: For a first course, try homemade pasta in all variations and combinations like the so-called agnolotti, fresh pasta filled with meat and vegetables and tagliatelle. These are best served with meat sauce and truffle or mushroom gratine. For a second course, try pot roast in wine sauce, the famous bagna caoda. This is a traditional sauce made from oil anchovies and garlic that raw and boiled vegetables are dipped into. The range of cheeses is endless and scrumptious. Choose from Robiola, which is a delicious cream cheese and tomino which is a yummy cream cheese created from goat's milk.
Q: What are some good wines to drink in Torino?
A: You'll certainly want to try the Freisa, a native grape with a marvelous aroma, which has been growing on the hills of Torino since the 17th century. This is recommended to accompany cold and warm first courses. The Erbaluce di Caluso, a white wine with a fruity aroma, is best served with pasta and fish. Red wines like the Barbera and the Bonarda are just perfect with meat and game dishes. Torino offers excellent dessert wines like the sweet and aromatic Malvasia and Cari.
Q: I heard Torino was the host of the 2006 Winter Olympics. Is this true?
A: Yes, Torino was the host of the 2006 Winter Olympics, which is officially known as the XX Olympic Winter Games. The games were held from February 10, 2006 through February 26, 2006. They marked the second time Italy hosted the Olympic Winter Games. The official logo displayed the name "Torino", the Italian name of the city, but the city is known as Turin in both English and the local language, Piedmontese.
Q: What is the nightlife like Torino?
A:Torino offers a wide array of night spots. From those more underground and alternative to those more classical and traditional, Torino has something to offer. You can choose places where music is loud or quieter places for sipping cocktails. Fore the more traditional type, if you love music and theatre, every night you will find the right event for you in the rich calendar of Turinese events. Classical, jazz, opera or avant-garde music. Then again operas, musicals and ballets, numerous occasions to discover the wonderful theatres of Turin.