Originally built as a camp to host Roman Emperor Augustus's troops protecting the northern border of Italy, Turin has remained unchanged for nearly 1,500 years.
Turin-Caselle Airport (airport code TRN), which operates flights by nearly 30 airlines carrying approximately 3,500,000 passengers annually, won the ACI Europe Awards for best European airport in the 1-5 million passenger category.
Alitalia, Lufthansa, and BMI fly from Turin the most frequently.
Turin is both capital of the Savoy Kingdom and of the motor car industry providing a unique juxtaposition between modern industry and a culturally rich background.
Located in Italy's northwest corner close to the Alps, Turin is a great starting point for any skiing holiday.
Turin is the host of two football clubs (Juventus and Torino), the base site of the 2006 Winter Olympics, and the filming location of "The Italian Job".
Food and wine are taken very seriously in Turin. The Piedmont region around Turin boasts some of the world's best wine.