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Purchasing your car hire online before the actual trip appeals for a number of reasons

- The whole online booking is done in your own time rather than at the arrival airport where you are likely to be accompanied by a tired partner and a small herd of tired and emotional youngsters
- The all-inclusive price is fixed
- It saves time at at the car rental counter (although you wouldn't believe that if you've ever seen the queues at Alamo in Miami)
- It ensures that you receive the model of car that you require

Start planning your holiday in Turin by booking car rental from two of Europe's leading car rental companies. We offer online bookings with cheap car hire at Turin airport. Both of our car rental suppliers employ specialist support staff at the end of the telephone for any extra questions that might occur before or after hiring a vehicle.

Clicking on the link below will allow you to obtain car rental quotes from our suppliers for cheap Turin airport car hire. The airport is 16 km to the north of the city of Turin.

Turin or Torino as it is locally known is the largest city in the Piedmont region and the fourth largest in Italy. A great wine producing region, expect only to sample the best in local hostelries like the delicious Moscato d’Asti and Barbera d’Alba wines.

The 2006 Winter Olympics were held in and around this enigmatic, sometimes dark, and somewhat austere but generally ambient northern Italian city.

Where would we be without our cars? You can’t take a trip to a world leading car manufacturer of the early 20th century without organising a visit to the Fiat headquarters! The Fiat Hall of Fame otherwise known as the Museo dell’Automobile celebrates Turin’s history and contribution to the car industry.

You will find the Royal Palace, the Royal Library and Royal Theatre all together in an intriguing cluster in and around the Piazza Castello. The 17th century baroque Palazzo Madama encompassing the Civic Ancient Art Museum offers a double tourist treat in that it is within close proximity of the retail high streets of Via Po, Roma and Garibaldi.

The most popular square in the city is probably that of the rather austere but impressive looking Piazza San Carlo. Within close proximity of the city’s main shopping artery, the piazza marks the location of a number of restaurants and cafes as well as the San Carlo and San Cristina twin churches.

Two thousand years ago, Turin was a Roman town. Thanks to Napoleon who in the 18th century demolished the city’s Roman walls, the only remnant of its Roman occupation today is the imposing Porta Palatina gate.

It was during the 17th century that some of the more impressive buildings in the city were borne. Such buildings include the Church of San Lorenzo and the Royal Palace.

One of the most notable of historical features and landmarks around the city is that of the Porta Palatina. Today what remains are the two towers of the original Roman wall.

Another popular landmark is that which is the home of the infamous Holy Shroud, the Turin Cathedral. This imposing structure is officially known as the Duomo di San Giovanni Battista and unofficially as ‘Duomo’. Dating back to the fifteenth century, the Duomo is the location for a copy of the Shroud due to the genuine article being shielded from public attention for purposes of security.

The venue with the huge name, the Palazzo dell’Accademia delle Scienze hosts one of the city’s top attractions. Within the academy belonging to the 18th century Museo Egizio is one of the best Ancient Egyptian Art collections in the world belonging to the 18th century Museo Egizio.

On a more sinister note, Turin is considered to be the international centre for the occult. The people who tend to be aware of this are the religious and those who practise magic whatever version is preferred, white or black. If you are not a practitioner of the black and white arts you can enlighten yourself on the Magic of Turin Tour. This illuminating tour reveals the city’s reputed battle of good against evil. Aptly beginning from the Piazza Statuto, known locally as the “Hearth of Darkness” the Magic tour draws you into a world where good meets evil in the city with its Holy Shroud of Turin.

Another somewhat unusual though memorable way to explore Turin is to book your self onto the “Underground Turin” Tour. Full of seedy subterranean tunnels and cellars this is where you will find many of Turin’s secrets buried.

Travelling within Turin is easy. While buses and trains provide transport to the surrounding towns, modern trams get you from A to B in Turin and are the only way to go (besides walking).

Turin’s Piedmont region is easily accessible from much of northern Italy and the south of France by a variety of means thanks to the Alpine tunnel systems. If flying, Turin is easily reached for aside from Turin’s own International Airport, Milan’s Malpensa Airport is a mere 62 kilometres from Turin’s city centre.

By train, Paris is a six hour journey away from Turin and further proposed advancements in rail travel will allow six hour rail journeys to and from London too!



Piedmont

Piedmont offers a number of treats for holidaymakers from its skiing slopes on the Monte Rosa - a tempting mountain said to be the highest in the Alps as well as its magical lakes!

With its skilful blend of Mediteranean climate and alpine surroundings, Lake Maggiore is one of the most prominent tourist resorts in the area. Its shores are dressed with plush hotels and delightful cafes. A great place to visit for water sports, relaxing and golf, the area also has excellent rock climbing provision via the cable car from the lake to the slopes of Mottarone. A good spot for touring some lovely beauty spots in the area, Lake Maggiore is within fairly easy accessibility to nearby Stresa and Baveno.

A much understated but one of the most incredibly beautiful lakes in Piedmont is that of Lake Orta. Its claim to fame is its charming village of Orta, the perfect location for a romantic occasion. An island in the middle of the lake called San Guilio ensures enjoyable views as you enjoy lunch on the lake’s shores. A climb up the Romanesque Sacro Monte offers superior views across the area for those photographic memoirs.


Turin Airport


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Turin International Airport is located 16 kilometres to the north of the city centre.

If travelling by road, take the Turin/Caselle highway from the city centre to the airport. The journey takes half an hour and the route is well signposted.

If arriving from Turin’s main railway station, Porta Nuova, a bus runs from here to the airport on a regular basis. The journey duration is approximately 40 minutes and the cost is Euro 5 for a one-way ride. These buses run every thirty minutes during peak times and every 45 minutes during off peak times.

You can catch a train to the airport from the Turin GTT Railway Station. To get to the train station from the airport is to follow signs from the Departures section across a 150 metres walkway. This service runs every half hour. With a journey time of 19 minutes, the fare for a one-way trip is Euro 3.

Taxis can be taken into town from the airport. Situated outside of Arrivals for the passenger’s convenience, the cost is between an excruciating Euro 27 and 44 for an half hour ride.




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