is a city bursting with so much activity, that it is almost impossible
to do everything that there is to do, especially if all you have
is a weekend. As much as possible, try and set aside a few extra
days, or even a week to be able to savour all the delicious offerings
this lively city can bring.
Think of theatre, think of Turin. Turin's
theatre industry boasts of a multitude of operas and dramas, mostly
held at the Carignano Theatre, which is a historical destination
by itself, built in 1787. Classical performances by the renowned
Stabile Theatre Company of Turin are usually done in the Carignano
Theatre. Performances from other theatre companies that have been
in the business for many years can be seen in the Alfieri, Colosseo
and Nuovo Theatres out of 12 theatres you can choose to visit.
Jazz music fills the air in Turin. The city is
sprawling with jazz pubs, and events such as the Newport Jazz Festival
are a must! There is an abundance of shows such as operas, ballets,
musicals, and other performances to serve as an excuse to go and
appreciate the magnificence of these theatres. In addition, various
art galleries to fit different tastes can be found here as well.
And if you are not the artistic type and lean
more towards sporting events, you're still in luck because
Turin has two of the most popular football clubs in the whole of
Italy – Juventus and Torino. For avid football fans, a trip
to Stadio delle Alpi, a stadium where these two world-renowned teams
play, is a must. Also on February 10 to 26, 2006, Turin will play
host to the 20th Winter Olympics.
Apart from these artistic and sporting activities,
shopping, sightseeing, and other events and festivals are experiences
waiting to happen, only in Turin.