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Things to do in Turin

Cheer on the Old Lady

Turin is home to one of Italy's most famous sides, Juventus ( No other side have won more Serie A championships than the 'Old Lady' and for football fans the new stadium is a must. If you can't score match day tickets don't miss the superb interactive museum, nor the behind-the-scenes tour.

Go for a spin in a classic Fiat 500

Turin's Fiat factory, with its famous test track roof, was once the largest in the world. Although the Lingotto has been redeveloped into a theatre, cinema and shopping complex, visitors can still relive the manufacturer's heyday. Torino500 (tel: +39 334 347 2978) have three classic cars you can take on a spin around the city.

Go nutty for some Torino chocolate

During the Napoleonic War, a British blockade left sweet-toothed Turin in short supply of cocoa beans. With little reserve left, chocolatier Michele Prochet added local hazelnuts to extend his supply and it's a combination the city is famous for today. Seek out Barattie & Milano ( and be sure to order Gianduiotto.

Make a date for an early evening aperitif

Martini Rosso, Cinzano and Gancia may read like the last remnants of your cocktail cabinet but in Turin these drinks deserve respect. The city is home to all three; head to the splendidly ornate Caffe San Carlo for 6pm and join the locals for a glamorous aperitif beneath the chandelier.

Watch horror unfold on the streets

Turin has a strong silver screen history that can be explored at length - and height - at the National Cinema Museum (tel: +39 011 8138; But real cinematic fanatics will see the horror on the city's streets. The Dario Argento tour ( visits the horror director's most famous film locations, as he has shot seven in Turin.