Turin, the capital city of Piedmont is situated in the north-west of Italy and lies tantalisingly close to the foot of the Alps. So, not only is Turin city centre great for walks and mainly pedestrian friendly, but it is also on the doorstep of a paradise for mountain walkers and only about a 2 hour drive from the Cinque Terre for those of you who enjoy hiking along clifftops.
Despite this close proximity to mountains and sea, Turin is actually much more well-known for being just a stone’s throw from Alba and Asti in ‘Le Langhe’ the gastronomic heartland to some of the finest vineyards and culinary specialities in Italy. And in Turin you will find plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars where you can sample the local delicacies.
So, this is introducing Turin, where I have called home for nearly 20 years.
One of Italy’s most most majestic cities, Turin offers visitors and residents alike a wealth of wonderful places to see and things to do. So, leave the car at home, forget the bus, get your walking shoes on and just stroll around. If you enjoy watching the world go by in cafes, love museums, art, music, theatre, shopping and appreciate being surrounded by beautiful architecture then you’ll love it so much more from the comfort of your trainers. So, in my blog posts I’m going to be taking you around a few of my favourite city centre walks and we’ll be visiting some of the best of Turin along the way.
To give you some background, the first time I dipped a toe in blogging waters was in 2011 with This is Turin which I published on tumblr. Since then lots has changed. I ummed and ahed about upadating those posts but in the end decided to update the Turin Walks posts, which were actually the first blog posts I ever wrote, and post them here on larastatham.com.
Even though larastatham.com is a website for Academic Success Coaching, I thought it might be interesting for visitors to the site to get to know more about where I’m based. Websites can seem so impersonal, can’t they? But I think writing about the place I live in just helps to bring the website to life more.
So, discover what a special place Turin is for me. Be inspired to visit or rediscover old haunts. Enjoy reading!