A R O U N D  T O R I N O

Dr. Amy Bass by the River Po.

Old and New Torino:
Left: At the center of the city stands the Mole Antonelliana
which dots the skyline with its 548-foot spire.
Right: Olympic Arch

Torino's Olympic Banners are everywhere.

 The Torino logo in fountain form in Piazza San Felice.

Olympic crowds gather in Piazza San Carlo,
nicknamed the "drawing room" of Torino.

Statue of “Caval ‘d Brons,” the Bronze Horse, in Piazza San Carlo.
Created by Carlo Marocchetti in 1838, the statue depicts
Emanuele Filiberto after his victory at San Quintino in 1557

The bell tower in Piazza San Carlo on a clear day.

Olympic fans gather to meet some of their favorite stars.

At the end of the square are two beautiful Baroque churches,
Santa Cristina and San Carlo, with Via Roma
– the central shopping street – in between

Standing in front of Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista,
where the Shroud of Turin is kept.

The University of Torino, Via Gramsci.

Located in the Mole Antonelliana is Torino's Museum of Cinema.

In Torino, you might run into a parade when you least expect it.

This one celebrates the "Carleve’ed Turin."

The parade featured people dressed in authentic Medieval costumes.

All this marching around can give you an appetite.
Hey, enough of this parade, it's "mangia" time!

Torino is considered by many to have the greatest of chocolate traditions: 
it is in this city that people first began eating chocolate
for chocolate’s sake, rather than as a flavoring.   

The local specialty is gianduiotto, which is a coca-hazelnut paste,
but it has a lot of competition from a range of pralines,
caramels, and other chocolate delicacies.

In Torino, the windows of confectionary shops are like works of art.

Me and the Mole.

Shopping in Torino where the various women behind the counters
speak Italian to me, I speak English to them, and we all know
exactly what we mean, if not what we’re actually saying. 

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