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1 Torino

2 Torino ( Piemonte Region)

3 Torino French flair/ influence Major industrial city situated on the Po River world film production capital House of Savoy ruled here (King Vittorio Emanuele II) Hosted 2006 winter Olympics Headquarters of Fiat automobile industry

4 Piazza Castello Contains the Palazzo Madama, the Chiesa di San Lorenzo, and the Palazzo Reale

5 Palazzo Madama 15 th century castle Contains the Museo Civico d’Arte (Museum of Ancient Art)

6 Chiesa di San Lorenzo Church Once the royal chapel of the House of Savoy

7 Palazzo Reale Once the home of the Royals (House of Savoy ; Prince Carlo Alberto)

8 Palazzo dell’Accademia delle Scienze Houses the 2 nd biggest Egyptian museum after Cairo

9 Piazza San Giovani Location of the Duomo di Torino and the Campanille

10 Duomo di Torino Cattedrale di San Giovani Battista 1997 fire = damaged Cappella della Sacra Sindone (Chapel of the Holy Shroud)

11 Cappella della Sacra Sindone Chapel of the Holy Shroud Shroud believed to be the one which was used to wrap Christ after his Crucifixion; imprinted with an imaged a bearded man covered with thorns King Umberto left it to the Vatican after death in 1983; allowed to be shown in Torino

12 La Sacra Sindone

13 Mole Antonelliana Symbol of the city Museo Nazionale di Cinema 5 levels outlining history ; contains costumes of movies such as Marilyn Monroe’s Aula del Tempio = shows clips of films from yesterday and today Macchina del Cinema section = craft of film making Glasses wall lift = view of the city and the Alps

14 Basilica di Superga A temple which houses tombs of the kings of Sardegna and the princes of Savoy Top of the hill = great views of the Alps

15 Monte dei Cappuccini Convent located at the top Best view of the city of Torino and the Alps

16 Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile Car museum Contains the earliest Fiats Fabbrica Italiana Automobile Torino 1899 Made Torino heart of the car industry; city of cars The Itla Won the world’s longest auto race (Beijing to Paris 1907)

17 The Itla


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