Turin: What A Wonderful Surprise

Laurence’s Post Part 2

After a good night’s sleep, my tourist adventure in Turin (In Italian the city is called Torino) began. I spent all week there, walking around every day from morning to evening, making visits and what I saw of Turin really delighted me! Honestly, I was not expecting that much of Turin in terms of beauty because I heard about it as an industrial city as the headquarters of FIAT/FCA. But luckily, Turin surprised me in all aspects!

Piazza Castello

It was such a pleasure to wander in the streets and all a sudden finding myself amazed in front a huge historical building! There were so many magnificent buildings to see all around. The geography of the city offers also wonderful look-out points with great views, the mountains (Italian Alps) in the background.

View from Monte dei Cappuccini

The museums were also a must do, especially the Egyptian Museum and the Palazzo Madama.

The Gardens at Palazzo Madama

As a vegan, I was also impressed by the all possibilities I had in terms of vegan food. One of my best food memories in Torino are the vegan ice-creams of “Il Gelato Amico”! Of course, I was taking Nyles (Abby’s dog read part 1 for more info) with me everywhere I could and we spent so many good times just the two of us that I really became attached to him. He was my best friend during my stay in Turin.

A presto,



To see Laurence’s first post click here.

If you want to learn more about Turin check out the following blog post

Stay tuned for the last two brief posts from our guest writer Laurence!


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