Pick up your hire car at Turin Airport and enjoy laid-back hospitality in town and Olympic-standard ski slopes just a short drive away.
"If you're looking for a timeless holiday destination, rich history, amazing food and the coolest cafe culture, Turin is the place!"
It may be a sightseer's dream but that doesn't mean Turin winds down at night. By aperitif time, the streets are buzzing with enough bars, restaurants and clubs to keep you going until dawn.
'Rush' isn't a word you come across in Turin. The laid-back atmosphere makes it the perfect location for families or couples looking for together time.
There's a saying that has Turin's folk down as 'falso e cortese' (deceitful and polite) but spend even a day there and you'll find the emphasis is firmly on the politeness.
Turin is Italy's capital of chocolate. Make sure to try a bicerin, a small cup with three separated layers of milk, espresso coffee and chocolate.
The usual continental fare, with hot summers and cold winters. The rainy season is in autumn so bring a brolly.
Carla Bruni, super-sexy singer, model and wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy, hails from Turin.
Following pressure from female skiers at the 2006 Turin Olympics, the skiing community scored a victory for equality and women are now allowed to race on the same downhill course as men for the first time.
"Tranquil, almost solemn. A classic landscape for the eyes and the feet ... I'd never have believed that a city, thanks to its light, could become so beautiful!" - German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
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The largest collection of Egyptian antiquities outside Cairo, established in 1824. A brilliant place for mummies. And Daddies.
Find a place to park in Via Princip Amedeo or any of the surrounding side streets.
An impressive museum, briefly the seat of the provisional French government during the Napoleonic Wars and nearly as old as the ancient art it houses.
There are places to park on either Piazza Castello or the streets surrounding the Ciardino Reale Park.
Home to the Turin Shroud though, unless you're very lucky, you'll have to make do with visiting the reproduction. It's the only example of Renaissance architecture in the city.
Park on either Via Parta Palatina or the surrounding streets of Ciardino Reale Park.
It started its life as a sacred spot, intended to be a huge synagogue, but when building costs spiralled it became a different sort of shrine as a museum of cinema.
You'll find a space to park on Via Montebello.
If you like your ancient Roman-cum-medieval structures you can fill your boots with this former city gate. One for the cultural photo album.
There is an underground car park attached to the museum.
Sestriere hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics - but it's just as famous for its apres-ski scene as for its impressive slopes. The resort forms part of the famous 'Milky Way' ski circuit, a magnificent area with over 250 miles of pistes, with excellent skiing for all abilities.
Follow the A32 to exit 9-Oulx Circonvallazione. Merge into the SS24 and take the 2nd exit at the roundabout onto Via Roma/SR23. Continue to follow the SR23 to Sestriere. The journey should take around an hour and a half.
With largely red and blue slopes, Brusson is the perfect resort for amateur skiers who don't want to fight for their lives against the black-run pros.
Pick up the A55 and continue on to the A5. Take exit Verres and exit onto the Via Caduti per la Libertá at the roundabout. Turn left at Via Canonici Regolari Lateranensi/SR45 and continue to follow the SR45 towards Brusson. The drive should take just over an hour.
Alba is perfect for those wanting a more intimate holiday, as it's set in a small and picturesque village. There is, however, 110 miles of runs and 30 miles of cross-country trails to get those glutes working.
Pick up the A55 and continue on the A6. Take the exit onto the A33 towards Asti. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Regione Piana/SP7 and continue to follow the SP7 to Alba. It takes just over an hour to reach by car from Turin.
Once breeding grounds for poor little animals, destined for the Court of Savoy's hunting parties, now a UNESCO-protected nature reserve. Oh the irony. Bad luck Bambi.
Follow the Corso Giovanni Agnelli and take the 2nd exit onto Corso Unione Sovietica at Piazzale Caio Mario. Continue on the SS23/Viale Torino, following signs for Palazzina di caccia di Stupinigi. It should take under half an hour to reach by car.
" Take a deep breath! It's quite acceptable for people to abandon their vehicle in the middle of certain streets or even on the pavement. If you don't move for a while that could be why! Also, you'll need to pay an hourly fee during the day if you park on the blue lines, but not on Sundays. "