Affordable one-way flights to Turin
Turin is a gem of an Italian city, sitting proudly at the top of the country with the magnificent backdrop of the Alps mountain range. Flying into Turin works perfectly for ski holidays, as the snowy slopes of the Alps are practically on the city's doorstep.
The impressive network of ski resorts known as the Milky Way are within striking distance, with Claviere (old school charm), Sauze d'Oulx (loud and lively), Sestriere (for challenging runs), Montgenevre (quiet French resort) and Sansicario (popular with families) all being within two hours of this Italian city.
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A tour of Turin will see you taking in stunning architecture, beautiful fountains and elaborate landmarks, as well as a classy but lively nights cene.
Contrast this with the vast mountain ranges, amazing snow conditions and pretty village resorts that can be seen from the city centre and it's clear that this is a destination which has it all. Whatever you want to see in and around Turin, Thomas Cook Airlines has cheap flights to get you there.
Top 5 things to do in Turin
Bardonecchia is one of the closest ski resorts to Turin, which makes it a good choice if you fancy a short ski break. This traditional town surrounding by pines and snowy peaks is a favourite with locals, and the après ski scene can get fairly lively on the weekends. It's also easy to stay in the centre of Turin, travelling out to the slopes.
Turin offers a seriously elegant Italian city experience, with pretty piazzas, wide tree-lined avenues, leafy parks and classical architecture. The Mole Antonelliana, a 167m tower topped with an aluminium spire, is one of the city's major landmarks and is now home to the National Cinema Museum.
The white-walled Royal Palace is a real sight to behold - both inside and out. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was originally built in the 16th century and was modernised in the 17th century. You should also tick the Egyptian Museum, the impressive Piazza Castello and Valentino Park off your list to make the most of any visit.
Lying beneath the hustle and bustle of Turin - fifteen metres below to be exact - you’ll find that time stands still. Take a tour deep underground and explore the tunnels of the citadel and the sub-cellars of Baroque palaces, learning about unsolved murders and visiting an old air-raid shelter.
Del Cambio Restaurant
Dine at one of the world’s oldest restaurants in Turin, the Michelin-starred Del Cambio has fed much of Italy’s royal family, not to mention Mozart, Nietzsche and Audrey Hepburn. This glorious dining palace, opened in 1757, was sympathetically refurbished in 2012 and has never looked - or tasted - better.
10 facts about Turin
Turin is considered to be the centre of witchcraft of Italy. It was part of the black magic triangle alongside London and San Francisco - but also the white magic triangle with Lyon and Prague.
Turin holds a chocolate festival ever year in November, called Cioccolato, showcasing Italian and international chocolate, with a focus on artisan productions in the Piemonte chocolatier tradition.
Turin’s traditional drink, Bicerin, is made of espresso, chocolate and milk. It’s best enjoyed at the Al Bicerin café, which has been serving it since the eighteenth century.
Sometimes referred to as the Detroit of Italy, Turin houses the headquarters and main production center for Fiat and was once home to the largest car factory in the world.
The Piemonte region is home to the white truffle, one of the rarest foods in the world. Prices per kilogram are well into the thousands.
Solid chocolate was first produced in Turin. Take that, Switzerland!
Visitors should step with their heels on the bronze bull's balls set in the pavement outside Caffe Torino in Piazza San Carlo for good luck.
Vermouth was invented in Turin in 1786 by Benedetto Carpano. The popular aperitif was created by blending wine with thirteen different ingredients.
Breadsticks, served before dinner with most meals in Italy, were actually invented in Turin around the 14th century.
In 2006, Turin hosted the 20th Winter Olympic Games.Italy placed ninth in the medal tables, with Germany taking first place.