Turin (Torino) is the capital of Italy's Piedmont (Piemonte) region, in the north-west of the country, surrounded by the charming landscape of the Alps. The town was the residence of the Savoia royal family and the first capital of united Italy. Visiting the historic centre of Turin you'll discover beautiful squares, baroque palaces, royal residences and shopping streets; the town is famous for its 18 km of arcades, built in the 18th century, and under which you can find everything you need, from antique shops to the fashion shops as well as the town's historical café.
Turin also makes a good base for exploring nearby mountains and valleys. From Turin is also very easy to reach the famous vineyards of Langhe Roero and Monferrato , the regional area recently included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO where you can taste the most famous Piedmontese wines: Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Roero, Barbera, Dolcetto and Arneis.