Torino is the correct Italian
name for Turin
. It is the capital of the Piedmonte
region of northern Italy
. It is located on the River Po
and is atypical of Italian cities as it is laid out on a grid. When the Savoy's rulled here people spoke French
Home to FIAT
and the Shroud of Turin
, as well as the largest outdoor market in Europe
, Porta Pallazo
Torino is the former seat of the Piedmont Kingdom which unified Italy
in the 1860s. Also where the Italian film, automobile and telecomunications industries began.
Torino will play host to the 2006 Winter Olympics
. And is home to Italy's soccer
(which has won the most national championships of all the teams in the country) and Torino (which is the Chicago Cubs
of Italian soccer).
The city's coat of arms displays a bull rising on it's hind legs and snorting...