Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Torino

En route to Lyon I stopped into Turin to break up the seven-hour journey.  Why aren't there more tourists in Turin?  It is a charming, spacious city, not unlike Paris at first glance, with broad boulevards, beautiful architecture—from medieval fortresses to grand belle epoque buildings—miles of colonnaded arcades, and a comprehensive tram network.  Maybe it was just that I was there on a Sunday, but it's also peacefully quiet; no traffic jams or swarms of people.  And like I say, no tourists.

1 comment:

Mark said...

No tourists? Not even you?