The important Italian city of Turin (Torino in Italian) is centrally situated in the Piedmont region of north-western Italy. It has been a wealthy centre of northern Italy for more than 500 years.
The most interesting sites in the centre of Turin are quite close together and it is easy to explore on foot. A suitable starting point for a visit is at the town's most important Roman monument, the Porta Palatina. Next on our tour we reach the renaissance style Turin cathedral that dates from the 15th century and is the only example of renaissance style architecture in the city.
The large square beyond the cathedral is called the Piazza Castello, and it is here along with the neighbouring Piazza Reale (Royal Palace).
A Football attraction
One of the most popular spectator sports in Turin is football. Juventus FC and Torino FC are the two main professional football clubs in the city with some of the best players in their teams.