Turin is a beautiful city situated at the foot of the Alps in the northern Italian region of Piedmont. Throughout its history Turin has been at the crossroads of European powers, each contributing a piece of their culture. Turin was once a Roman fort, then later a part of Charlemagne's empire, and for several years the city was under Napoleon's control before finally becoming a part of Italy.
As a result of its diverse history, contemporary Turin has become one of Italy's most cosmopolitan destinations. Turin has retained much of its rich tradition but has all the amenities of a modern city. The famous Shroud of Turin is housed in the city's 15th-century cathedral, which is open for tours most days. The city centre offers a vibrant nightlife full of fine dining and dance clubs. There are a great many things to see and do in Turin, so make the most of your trip with a discount car hire from Auto Europe. Auto Europe offers several Turin rental car pick up locations and a large car hire fleet for you to choose from.
Turin is famous for its sleek sports cars, so much so that proud Italians will often call the city the "Automobile Capital." The winding hills around the city make for an incredible driving experience; furthermore, Turin is home to famed auto manufacturers Fiat and Lancia.
Fiat's history dates back to the late 19th century, and Lancia began production only a few years later. The legacies of both companies are well represented in Turin's Museo dell' Automobile. Among its various antiques, the museum houses the Lancia Lambda, winner of the 1907 Peking to Paris Rally. The highlight of the museum, however, may be its collection of 1950's Formula One racecars. The Museo dell' Automobile is home to over 170 classic cars that will inspire you to do some touring of your own, and you can do just that in a discount car hire from Auto Europe. With the guaranteed lowest prices on Turin car hire, you know that with Auto Europe you'll be getting a great deal.
Turin, among its other nicknames, is often called "The Capital of the Alps," and after hosting the 2006 Winter Olympics, the rest of the world knows why. The Western Alps are only a short drive away and offer an endless number of recreational opportunities, no matter the season.
Bardonecchia, located only 90 kilometres outside of Turin, is a charming mountain town and a perfect spot for a weekend ski vacation. During the summer the city hosts an international guitar festival. There are hiking and mountain biking trails throughout the foothills surrounding Turin, and the ambitious-and well prepared-can attempt to climb one of the region's 4000m peaks. The area surrounding Turin is full of great spots for whatever outdoor activity you enjoy, and Auto Europe can provide you with a discount car hire to get there.
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