TURIN FROM ABOVESeptember 01, 2015
Stretching right up to the horizon for as far as the eye can see, Turin's sprawling cityscape of terracotta and rust coloured terraced houses is a sight to behold. If there's one thing that you must do in the Northern Italian city of Turin, it's visit the viewing deck at the top of the Mole Antonelliana to experience the view for yourself. Standing tall at 167m, the Mole Antonelliana is the city's most iconic building, with its unmissable domed spire dwarfing all of the surrounding buildings.
Turin is surrounded by the foothills of the Italian Alps and on a particularly clear day they can be seen in the far distance. The Mole Antonelliana itself was originally constructed as a synagogue, however it was never used for its intended purpose and now houses the Museo Nazionale del Cinema, for which tickets can be brought online and include access to the panoramic lift.
Fashion blogger Jordan Bunker.
Now allow me to show Turin's stunning architecture from ground level; if you are an architecture-lover there is plenty to feast your eyes on. Turin was the first capital city of Italy and it remains as one of Italy's cultural and historic hubs, filled with traditional and grand buildings.
Turin doesn't just boast stunning traditional architecture but it also has a thriving food and drink scene as we discovered during our tour of the Menabrea Brewery. Lovers of Italian cuisine (which is probably most of us) won't be disappointed.
Turin is chiefly located on the banks of the River Po and during my visit to the city we grabbed dinner by the water where there is an array of quaint alfresco restaurants. I highly recommend keeping the area in mind once you have worked up an appetite from exploring.
Sipping on Menabrea Beer.
While we are on the topic of food, something that I feel warrants a mention is the fact that Turin is home to Nutella and you can get some pretty mean Nuttella gelato (in fact I had the best gelato of my life in Turin from Grom) if that isn't reason enough to visit then I don't know what is!