The Province of Turin, now the Metropolitan City of Turin, was one of the largest provinces of Italy and, before that, a province of the Kingdom of Sardinia.
The provincial yet regional capital is Turin, a municipality with 878 thousand inhabitants, the third economic and productive complex and one of the most important university, artistic, scientific and cultural centres in Italy.
Home to some of the greatest Italian writers, such as Primo Levi, Emilio Salgari, Italo Calvino Edmondo de Amicis, and the birthplace of some greatest symbols of Made in Italy to the world such as Martini, Gianduja chocolate and Espresso Coffee, besides being the fulcrum of Italian automotive industry.
The province of Turin, thanks to its history and glorious past, thrives on a large influx of tourists that mainly fill Turin city and then visit many tourist attractions even outside the city centre.
Among the most famous tourist attractions of the province, stand out the Palazzo Madama with the Porta Decumana, the Mole Antonelliane and the Cinema Museum, the Egyptian Museum, the Chapel of the Shroud, the Royal Museums.
There are a lot of attractions outside the centre of Turin, along the municipalities of the province, such as the well-known Lago di Malciaussia, far from the city’s noise at an altitude of 1805 m in the Lanzo Valleys; the Abbey of Novalesa, an ancient Benedictine abbey located in the municipality of Novalesa in the Susa Valley; the Fenestrelle Fortress, a fortified complex in the area of Fenestrelle in the Chisone Valley with a subterranean staircase of more than 4000 steps, inserted by the World Monuments Fund in the list of 100 most important historical-archaeological sites in the world.
In short, a province to live and to see for its so many monuments and places of interest characterized by Turin culture that has the spirit and the cuisine as its greatest peculiarities.