First Impressions of Turin

Letter 72

After a long, sleepy overnight train from Rome, we arrived into Turin at 9am. Even walking out of the station felt such a relief and I could tell how different this city would be to bustling Rome.

Today has been a lazy day and most of it has been spent napping, strolling, reading or eating. I explored the area directly around our airbnb and went down to the river and spent time in a beautiful park. I have thoroughly enjoyed people watching today, because the only people I’ve watched were Italians. There is a severe lack of tourists here compared to Rome, which is absolute bliss. It feels like a very liveable, homely city, more so than any other in my opinion. I saw people walking their dogs, spending time with their families or sat enjoying the peace and quiet whilst reading or listening to music. Everyone seems very happy and calm and I like the atmosphere. The city in architectural terms also feels very different to Rome. Everything is given much more space to breath and the buildings have a lighter more elegant feel to them. So far I am really enjoying the city and can’t wait for a chilled couple of days before things heat up in Milan. I’ll just share some photos I took today from Torino.

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Giardino Aiuola Balbo

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Giardino Aiuola Balbo

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Giardino Cavour

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View down the river

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Buildings on the river front

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Family

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Parco del Valentino

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Borgo Medievale

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Borgo Medievale

Stay tuned for more stories from Turin!

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