Despite its 20th-century history as Italy`s industrial center, Turin (Torino) is a wealthy and graceful Italian city, and a center for fashion and arts. Long before it was the home of Fiat and Lancia, Turin was the seat of the powerful Savoy dynasty, and they determined to make their capital city the rival of Paris and Vienna. Their palaces are its centerpiece, and the streetscape is the legacy of 17th-century Baroque architects Guarino Guarini and Filippo Juvarra. It`s often said that Turin is the most French city in Italy or the most Italian city in France, the reason partly historical and partly architectural.
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If you haven't done it already, you have to travel by train in Europe. It should even be on your 'things-to-do-before-I-die' list!
Europe is famous for its vast railroad network, but driving around in a rental still represents the best way to see some of the old continent's most picturesque regions.
Whatever your idea of a good party is, you will find it in Europe, if you know where to look!
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