Are you thinking of moving to Italy for work? Do you want to live in a dynamic and lively city? ALTEN suggests Torino as the destination! Find out more about this ancient and wonderful city.
Turin, or Torino in Italian, is the capital city of the Piedmont region in the north-west of the country. It is situated in the heart of a metropolitan area with 2 million citizens, and it is the third economic-productive complex in Italy. Moreover, Torino is one of the most important Italian university towns, very active in art, science and culture.
Torino: An important player in industry
Torino is a very industrial city, and it is one of the focal points of the so-called “industrial triangle”, together with Milan and Genova. In fact, since 1950, it has been identified with the automotive industry and its most important player in Italy: the Agnelli family (FIAT’s owner). The huge production of cars for all of Italy caused an internal migratory flow of workers from the south of the country that continues to the present day.
In 1997, part of Torino’s city centre was recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO. This area is known as the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy.
Built in the 3rd century B.C. Torino has 2,000 years of history. It has been an ancient Savoy capital, the cradle of the Renaissance and a focal point for industry and innovation. The 2006 Winter Olympic Games helped the urban regeneration of the city, favoring tourism in the whole Piedmont region. This is currently growing at twice that of the national average).
Architecture, food and nightlife…
With its rich historical heritage, together with the dynamism of an open-to-the-world city, Torino offers a perfect combination among architectural jewels, museums, food and nightlife. The Mole Antonelliana, the Egyptian Museum, the Royal Residences and the Sacred Shroud are just a few of the riches of this beautiful city.
In Torino, gourmets can also please their palates. In fact, Torinese cuisine is very rich in recipes and tastes, deeply rooted in the past. Of the many precious ingredients in the kitchen, the white truffle attracts tourists from all over the world. But, in Torino, foodies shouldn’t miss the “Gianduiotto”, a type of chocolate whose shape is similar to an upturned boat. Usually “Gianduiotti” are individually wrapped in their typical gold or silver tinfoil.They take their name from “gianduja”, the preparation of chocolate that is also used for other sweets (including Nutella). This preparation is named after “Gianduja”, a mask used during Italian carnival that represents the archetypal Piedmontese.
ALTEN In Torino
ALTEN’s office in Torino is based in a multi-purpose center named Lingotto, in 262, Via Nizza. The Lingotto Centre is easily accessible by train due to its proximity to the Torino Lingotto station. It offers several services: hotels, a convention center, a very famous exhibition center and also a mall. The surrounding area is very well-linked to the city centre and. In just a few minutes, you can relax with a drink and eat a real Torinese “tramezzino” on the banks of the Po river.