Turin, Italy

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DECEMBER 26, 2008 – DECEMBER 30, 2008

Located in the northwest corner of Italy, Turin is the capital of the Piedmont region. In Italian, the city is knows as “Torino”, meaning “little bull”. The English name on the other hand is ‘Turin’ and is derived from the Celtic word ‘tau’, meaning ‘mountain’. Compared to other Italian cities, Turin ranks fourth in population and third in economic strength, behind only Rome and Milan. Situated along the Po River, it is surrounded by the Alps and is often referred to as “the Capital of the Alps.” This city is also well known for many other attributes, such as the Shroud of Turin, internationally renowned football teams, as well as the headquarters for the automobile manufacturers Fiat, Lancia, and Alfa Romeo. However, Turin is most recently recognized for hosting the 2006 Olympic Winter Games … [ for more purchase CIVIC INTIMACY ]

Piazza Castello

Turin, Italy

piazza castello

The Piazza Castello, or “Castle Square”, sits in the heart of Turin where three of the most important roads in the city converge: Via Roma, Via Po, and Via Garibaldi. At the city’s center is the Palazzo Madama, which today houses some city hall offices, but is mainly used as the Turin Civic Museum. To the north is a secondary space called the Piazzetta Reale, which although officially a separate space from the Piazza Castello is read as a large, unified ‘L-shaped’ space … [ for more purchase CIVIC INTIMACY ]