Turin in Italy is the perfect destination for a solo city break. Here’s what we found and 5 reasons why you should visit.
Surrounded by alpine mountains and located in Piedmont, north-west Italy, Turin is shrouded within a rich cultural and gastronomic history. With a population of nearly 900,000; the biggest city in the Piedmont region, the Metropolitan city of Turin is the region’s capital. Having hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics, nearby mountains prove widely popular for winter sports.
Traditionally famous for football teams Juventus FC and Torino FC, the original home of automobile manufacturers Fiat, Lancia and Alfa Romeo and not forgetting Turin was Italy’s first capital city before Rome; Solo Living spent 48 hours discovering what Turin has to offer the solo traveller. All in all, it proves to be a wonderful choice for a solo city exploration, quietly revealing a strong sense of Italy’s history and long-standing traditions.
Beautifully captivating, Turin is often overlooked in favour of more popular Italian destinations like Rome, Florence and Milan with Turin currently the 10th most visited city in the country. It has been said to be the forgotten food capital of Italy and when you read our section on Food and Drink below you will wonder why.
If you like to travel solo, here are five reasons why Turin should be on your travel list of city break destinations and places to visit.