Best things to do in Turin

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Very few people know that Turin has been between 1861 and 1865 the first Italian capital ever, did you? What else you don't know about Turin?

Turin is a beautiful city capital Piedmont in the Northwest of Italy and it has a population of around 900.000 inhabitants.  Turin is a gem nestled between the Po’ River and the western Alpine range, whose white peaks contrast the red and brown roofs of the city. The mix between fine architecture from the Renaissance, modern buildings and the impressive mountains will leave you speechless.

All year activities
Near Turin you can find one of the biggest Italian drop zones for skydiving: Garzigliana. Experience your self the adrenaline of jumping over the mountains at 4000m of altitude. Alternatively, you can gently paraglide over the hills of the region! In both cases the view will leave you speechless.

Winter activities
In less than an hour from Turin you can reach awesome ski stations, as the Via Lattea with a skiable area of over 400 km and 238 slopes. The domain includes the towns of Sestriere, Sansicario, Cesana, Montgenevre and Claviere. The stations has been freshly renewed in occasion of the winter Olympics in 2006. For the same travelling time you can acces the stations of Bardonecchia and Orelle, which connects directly to les 3 Vallées. To sum it up: Turin is a paradise for snowboarders and skiers that love fresh soft pow!

Summer activities
The Susa Valley and the Po’ river offer incredible spots for white water activities: from rafting and hydrospeed to kayaking and canyoning.If you prefer to stay dry, you can do some freeride and downhill mountain biking on the Superga Hill, at Sestriere and Bardoneccia or in Montgenèvre and Briancon. You can also explore the mountain trails by trekking, or conquer the high peaks on climbing routes or Via Ferrata.

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About

Very few people know that Turin has been between 1861 and 1865 the first Italian capital ever, did you? What else you don't know about Turin?

Turin is a beautiful city capital Piedmont in the Northwest of Italy and it has a population of around 900.000 inhabitants.  Turin is a gem nestled between the Po’ River and the western Alpine range, whose white peaks contrast the red and brown roofs of the city. The mix between fine architecture from the Renaissance, modern buildings and the impressive mountains will leave you speechless.

All year activities
Near Turin you can find one of the biggest Italian drop zones for skydiving: Garzigliana. Experience your self the adrenaline of jumping over the mountains at 4000m of altitude. Alternatively, you can gently paraglide over the hills of the region! In both cases the view will leave you speechless.

Winter activities
In less than an hour from Turin you can reach awesome ski stations, as the Via Lattea with a skiable area of over 400 km and 238 slopes. The domain includes the towns of Sestriere, Sansicario, Cesana, Montgenevre and Claviere. The stations has been freshly renewed in occasion of the winter Olympics in 2006. For the same travelling time you can acces the stations of Bardonecchia and Orelle, which connects directly to les 3 Vallées. To sum it up: Turin is a paradise for snowboarders and skiers that love fresh soft pow!

Summer activities
The Susa Valley and the Po’ river offer incredible spots for white water activities: from rafting and hydrospeed to kayaking and canyoning.If you prefer to stay dry, you can do some freeride and downhill mountain biking on the Superga Hill, at Sestriere and Bardoneccia or in Montgenèvre and Briancon. You can also explore the mountain trails by trekking, or conquer the high peaks on climbing routes or Via Ferrata.

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Val Thorens
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Alagna Valsesia
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La Thuile
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La Plagne
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Eygliers
1 activity
Meribel
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Alpii Maritimi
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Vallouise
1 activity
Courmayeur
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Montgirod Centron
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Moûtier, Les Trois Vallées
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Valmorel, Le Grand Domaine
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Valmorel
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Zermatt
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Arolla
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La Grave
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Les Orres
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Embrun
3 activities
Auron
1 activity
Le Corbier, Les Sybelles
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Chamonix Mont-Blanc
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3 activities
Mercantour National Park
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Les Thuiles
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Pra Loup, Espace Lumière
1 activity
Pra Loup
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Les Saisies
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Zinal
1 activity
Zinal
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Verbier
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Megève
1 activity
Val d'Arly
1 activity
Genova
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6 activities
Valberg
1 activity
Alpe d'Huez Grand Domaine
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Domodossola
3 activities
Alpe d'Huez
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Milan
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Breil-sur-Roya
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10 activities
Allevard
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Les 7 Laux
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Rocchetta Nervina
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Sion
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4 activities
Magland
1 activity
La Clusaz
1 activity
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9 activities
Imperia
1 activity
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3 activities
Liguria
2 activities
Sierre
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4 activities
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2 activities
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1 activity
Gap
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Sanremo
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Brig-Glis
8 activities
Chamrousse
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Avoriaz, Portes du Soleil
6 activities
Diablerets
1 activity
Lugano
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Tallard
1 activity
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8 activities
Chamoux-sur-Gelon
1 activity
Chambéry
11 activities
Châtel
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1 activity
Mieussy
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10 activities
Thorens-Glières
1 activity
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Cap-d'Ail
1 activity
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1 activity
Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse
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4 activities
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Nice
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Villeneuve
4 activities
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Gstaad
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3 activities
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Oberland
1 activity
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Sisteron
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Bergamo
1 activity
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Geneva
7 activities
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1 activity
Antibes
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Cannes
13 activities
Lausanne
2 activities
Interlaken
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4 activities
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1 activity
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Madesimo
5 activities
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