Optional day & Social activities
As the capital city of the Piemonte region, Turin is the 4th largest Italian city representing an important business and cultural centre in Northern Italy.
Located on the riverbank of the Po, close to the Alps, Turin has a rich cultural and historical background and is well known for its Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neo-classical and Art Nouveau architecture. Many or Turin's public squares, castles, gardens and elegant "palazzi", such as Palazzo Madama, were built between the 16th and 18th centuries. In addition, the city is home to the Egyptian Museum, ranking second only to that of Cairo, and to the Mole Antonelliana.
Turin used to be a major European political centre. From 1563, it was the capital of the Duchy of Savoy, then of the Kingdom of Sardinia ruled by the Royal House of Savoy and the first capital of the unified Italy from 1861 to 1865.
On 1st October, accompanying persons can participate in the tour of Turin and visit the Egyptian Museum: look at the social programme.
Langhe region of Barolo wine
The beautiful wine-growing areas of Piedmont, with their landscapes shaped by nature and man, have become part of the Unesco World Heritage List.
Hilly stretches as far as the eye can see, on which ancient villages and castles are perched, a succession of gentle slopes planted with vines, the rows of which make geometric shapes: this is the magnificent scenery of the Langhe, Roero and Monferrato.
On 2nd October, it is possible to partecipate in the excursion in Langhe hills: look at the social programme.