Getting around Turin
Gruppo Torinese Trasporti (GTT) (tel: 800 019 152, in Italy only; www.gtt.to.it) runs an efficient bus, tram and metro network across Turin city centre and the suburbs. Services run from 0500 to 2400.
Tickets are available from tobacconists, newsagents and bars, and are valid for 90 minutes. You must punch tickets using on-board validation machines. Day and multi-day passes are also available.
Turin's taxis are white and can be hired from taxi ranks or booked by telephone. Reputable firms include Pronto Taxi (tel: +39 011 5737) and Radio Taxi (tel: +39 011 5730).
The historic centre of Turin, around Via Garibaldi, is pedestrianised. Traffic is also limited in some areas of the city at certain times. This includes the ZTL Centrale area from 0730-1030, Monday to Friday. Pay and display car parking is available in the Blue Zone (Zona Blu). Tickets are available from tobacconists and ticket machines.
Major car hire companies in Turin include Avis (tel: +39 011 440 9231; www.avisautonoleggio.it), Europcar (tel: +39 011 650 3603; www.europcar.it) and Maggiore (tel: +39 011 650 3013; www.maggiore.it).
In order to hire a car, drivers must be at least 23 years old, depending on company policy. Drivers without an EU licence must carry an International Driving Permit.
Turin has a bikeshare scheme, TO Bike (www.tobike.it), which is available 24 hours a day and has more than 100 stations throughout the city. The bicycles are a distinctive yellow colour. Subscriptions are available online and the first 30 minutes of every journey is free.