You’ve seen them before, perhaps on the Ponte Milvio in Rome or Ponte del Accademia in Venice. Now, they’ve made their way into Turin. Love Padlocks or Love Locks have been a symbol of ones eternal love for quite some time although it is unknown how long ago it started. They began to pop up … More Life in Turin: Love Locks
It’s the 2nd installment in the La Dolce Vita series hosted by Ciao Christy. So, her we go. This afternoon, I was skyping with my husband and he mentioned that he went downtown on Saturday for a gelato. He asked me if I missed it… knowing very well what my answer is. I miss being … More La Dolce Vita: Torino at Night
It is tradition that on the last day of school, the kids head down to Piazza Castello and play in the fountains. This may not seem out of character for some. After all, when it’s hot, you’ll often see children splashing around. However, it’s a bit different to see Jr. High and High School age … More Life in Turin: Last day of school
Cinco de Mayo is near! Being in Italy, it’s very difficult to find really good Mexican food. Restaurants that claim to be Mexican or Tex-Mex are subpar and some ingredients are just hard to come by. Fortunately, I have a secret weapon! When I first moved here, I was walking around the city when I … More Tlaloc Artesania y Sabores de Mexico
CioccolaTO is Turin’s chocolate festival and sadly, it has already come to an end. 9 days of chocolate goodness wasn’t enough. I think it should definitely be longer. The only problem (that I thought of) was that we’ve been having unusually warm weather. Half of the fun of CioccolaTO is trying all of the goodies … More CioccolaTO 2011
A couple of weeks ago, Carlo, Valentina and I were apart of HISTORY! On March 6th, Torino opened up 6 new metro stations. Now, normally this wouldn’t be that big of a deal but these new stations take you to the “not so great part of town” and into EATALY!! My first and sadly, last … More Going to Eataly just got easier!
That seems like such a strange thing to say but yes.. it’s true. March 17, 1861, Italy became a unified country. Up until that time, the country was made up of small states with their own currency, language and government. At that time, Italy (although not yet complete) was a monarchy with Kings, Queens and … More Happy Birthday ITALIA!
Anyone who has been to Turin knows that even though this city is large, it’s quite small compared to Rome or Milan. As the forth largest city in Italy and host to the 2006 Winter Olympic games, Turin has started to improve their public transportation. I am told that the city did not want to … More Turin inaugurates new metro stations
This is TurinLove. A site dedicated to the city of Turin, Italy. Located near the foothills of the Alps in Northwest Italy, Turin has long been one of Italy’s best kept secrets. As Italy’s fourth largest city, Turin is home to Fiat, The National Museum of Cinema which is located in the Mole Antonelliana and … More Welcome to TurinLove
That’s the amount of people who came through our lovely city to view this…. The Holy Shroud It is believed to be the actual cloth that wrapped the body of Jesus Christ. The permanent display is a photocopy of the shroud but this year… the cloth itself was on display. To be honest, it sure … More 2,113,128