In northern Italy, just below the Alps, visitors find sweeping mountain views and rich landscape — all surrounding historic cities with towering architecture of its own, like Turin. As the capital city of Piedmont, Turin is at the heart of northern Italy’s refined palate for all things wine and dining.
Turin is like a walking tour through time, which makes it a top contender for travelers on a budget. There is so much to see and do just while freely exploring the city streets. Picture Baroque buildings, grand town squares and enough attention to detail in that even the smallest café feels stately and important.
Start your day with a classic Italian breakfast in a nearby café or your hotel — a quick espresso and small pastry should do the trick for just a couple euros. Explore Turin’s boulevards and historic squares, including Piazza Castello and Piazza San Carlo.
A piece of architecture you would have to work hard to miss, the spire of Mole Antonelliana can be seen nearby. Along with the impressive building, explore its adjacent National Cinema Museum in the building’s 19th-century tower. Tickets range €2.50–15 per person, depending on if you want to visit just one or both sites.
Explore town on your own and take in the local culture. Shop through the markets and small boutique shops along the way. The city may be filled with ways to spend your money, but you’re going to want to save some for lunch and dinner, as Turin is renowned for its wine and cuisine.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
One of Georgia’s greatest cultural gifts might be coming to an end. The Redneck Games, which began in 1996, have seen a dip in attendance in recent years. A lack of sponsors means many of us might never know the joys of “bug zapping by spitball” unless an influx of travelers can help revive the event.