Exhibitions and Fairs in Turin
Turin is a major Italian city. Lingotto Fiere Exhibition Center (of the French group GL events) is among the most important in Italy. Built in the industrial area of Fiat, is one of the largest multifunctional centres of Europe: in addition to the exhibition areas, there is a business center, a hotel, an auditorium and an art gallery.
Turin is one of the most important cities in Italy from different points of view and stands at the centre of a metropolitan area of 1.7 million inhabitants. It’s one of the most productive areas of the country. Some of the most important Italian companies have been established here: Fiat, Telecom, Olivetti, Iveco, but also Rai, Intesa San Paolo (Italian bank), insurance companies Reale Mutua, Alliance Toro and Fondiaria Sai with regard to the services sector. In recent years, Turin has suffered a progressive de-industrialization and industrial relocation, but has been able to empower its driving force into the world of services. Just to mention some examples: the magnificent Museum of Cinema fitted out inside the Mole Antonelliana, and the creation of Torino Wireless ICT District, representing more than 6 000 enterprises active in the market for new technologies.
How to get to Turin
Turin is accessible by all means of transport. Something like 6 Motorways lead to the city: A4 Torino-Trieste, A5 Torino-Aosta, A6 Torino-Savona, A21 Torino-Brescia, A32 Torino-Frejus tunnel, and A55 Torino-Pinerolo. The city is crossed by a metro line which has its terminus at the Lingotto (a stop near the Fairgrounds) and the area of Collegno (stop Fermi). The main train stations are Torino Porta Nuova and Torino Porta Susa on the railway lines to Milan, Bologna and Modane, France. Those who would like to reach the city by plane can book a flight to Turin and land at Torino-Caselle airport, connected to the city by railway Torino-Ceres, and by car driving across the motorway junction 10 which, via the North Freeway, reaches Corso Grosseto, in the north of the city.
Where to stay in Turin
Turin records over 3 million visitors annually. Sleeping in the historical city centre and adjacent areas, such as San Salvario - where there is the Parco del Valentino, Crocetta – in the area of the Polytechnic, Aurora - where the Porta Palazzo market takes place, means to stay a few minutes' walk from all the major landmarks and commercial areas in the city. The hotels near Lingotto Fiere and the accommodation in Mirafiori district are chain hotels suitable for business travelers. Tourist and business man who would like to stay in Turin on a budget can choose a hotel in Turin close to Porta Nuova Station. The offer of hotels, B&B and rental apartments is very wide even in the area surrounding Turin: Moncalieri, Grugliasco, Collegno (served by the subway), Venaria Reale and Rivoli, all about ten Km away from the city, are all well connected to Turin by extra-urban public transports.
Shopping venues in Turin
The most famous shopping streets in the historical centre of Turin are those along the walk between Piazza Castello and Piazza S. Carlo, Via Roma - with the windows of D&G, Fendi, Versace, Via Garibaldi - for young and trendy customers, Via Maria Vittoria and Via Principe Amedeo – if you’re looking for antique shops and restorers. However, in all the area closed within quadrilateral formed by Corso Regina Margherita, Corso Racconigi and Corso Carlo e Nello Rosselli, there are shops, boutiques, clothing showrooms and jewelers' shops. Turin also hosts plenty of department stores such as the 8 Gallery Lingotto, Le Gru near Porta Nuova, 45 ° Nord in the Moncalieri area, the shopping mall Lagrange 15 in the city centre, the Pampiù in the Vigone area, renowned for the purchase of technological equipment.
Turin hot spots for the after-show
Turin nightlife mainly concentrates in the Murazzi area, on the left bank of the river Po. On the narrow street that runs along the great river, there are, one after the other, a number of clubs, restaurants, bars and pubs where you can, eat and drink, but even listen to great live music. There are plenty of places in this area and in the immediate vicinity, including the noteworthy disco Cacao, the Jumping Jester Pub, where happy hour lasts up to midnight, the cocktail bar Alcatraz Club, the Rotonda Valentino also used for corporate events, New Cotton Club sexy bar / nightclub in San Salvario, The Beach - bar and disco. Another area popular with young and old who want to enjoy the evening, is around Piazza Vittorio Veneto.