Turin is situated in the plain washed by the rivers Stura di Lanzo, Sangone and Po (the latter flows across the city from south to north) and overlooking the mouth of the alpine valleys: Val di Susa, which connects the city with neighboring France through the Frejus tunnel, the Valli di Lanzo and Val Sangone. It is called “the city of the four rivers” because the Dora Riparia, which flows very close to the historic center, also crosses the plain bordered by the other three rivers.
The French border is at about 70 km, marked by Colle del Moncenisio, while 206 kilometers separate Piazza Castello from Chambery, 222 from Nice, 250 from Geneva and 314 from Lyon.
The National Cinema Museum of Turin is a magnificent collection of cinema equipment and machinery, magic lanterns and antique items. It exhibits a huge collection of posters and films. In the Mole Antonelliana there is a panoramic transparent-glass lift that in 59 seconds reaches the “tempietto”, from where you can admire the view of the entire city. The Egyptian Museum of Turin was the first museum of its kind in the world. In terms of number and value of finds, it is second only to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
Apart from the museums, the villages and the curiosities in the surroundings, many are the monuments of interest. Here are some of the most beautiful and important monuments to visit in Turin, symbols and ancient vestiges of a flourishing era, when Turin was the capital and the cultural and political center of Savoy Italy.
The Cathedral of Turin, where the Holy Shroud is kept, is an architectural symbol of the town. It is one of the few buildings from the Renaissance time remaining. Underneath the Cathedral there is a basilica where the Diocesan Museum of Turin is housed.
Reggia di Venaria, the Royal Palace of Turin and the Turin Botanical Garden are still more attractive places to visit.
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The bus stop is opposite the Courthouse, at 10 minutes walking from the Tube/Train Station Porta Susa