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Turin is a large city of about one million inhabitants, and the capital of Piedmont, a region of northwestern Italy.
Strategically placed along the intersection of the Dora Riparia and the Po rivers, guarding and controlling the Po Valley, the city has always been a strategic logistic key point for northern Italy.
Everyday life is in the city of Turin is superb. Its food is very good – like in the rest of Italy – and your whole life will not be long enough to try all the public places, smaller or bigger, where you can taste every kind of italian – or ethnic – cooking.
Warnings & Dangers in Turin
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
Turin is one of the most popular destinations in Italy, since it's filled with tourists all the time, you should feel mostly safe traveling here.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
Public transportation and taxis are normally safe in Turin, so there is no need to avoid them.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : HIGH
Since Turin is a very attractive and popular tourist destination, there is, naturally, a high risk of pickpocketing. Porta Nuova area (train station) can be pretty dangerous in its east side.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
Some of the worst natural disasters that could strike Turin are floods, though it is somewhat improbable they will.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Turin is relatively safe when it comes to mugging and kidnapping, and such cases rarely happen, even more so to tourists, but do pay attention to your surroundings.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
It is best to stay alert and aware of your surroundings in Italy, since its neighbors, France and Belgium, have been victims of terrorist attacks. However, Italy hasn't suffered from such occurrences.
SCAMS RISK : LOW
When a city is a top tourist destination, you should expect people trying to take advantage of it. This rule applies to Turin too, where scammers will likely try to take advantage of tourists and rip them off whenever they can.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Turin, as other popular European cities and destinations, is very safe for women travelers.
So... How Safe Is Turin Really?
Just like most popular cities in Italy, Turin is a safe city.
Violent crime is rarely reported and tourists are not likely to have any incidents involving anything more than petty crime.
Pickpocketing is the most prominent form of crime that represents a threat for tourists, especially since pickpockets often work in teams or are in some sort of a deal with the street vendors.
Similar thing happens with beggars – they work in organizations and because of that begging is pretty common in Turin, like in every Italian major city, but tourists are unlikely to experience aggressive beggars.
As for bad and good neihborhoods, the best ones in Torino are La Crocetta and Collina: the richest and wealthiest areas of the city.
La Crocetta is located in the center of Torino, not far from the main train stations and Politecnico, the engineering university.
Le Vallette and Barriera di Milano are more problematic; Le Vallette is on the northwest side of Torino, close to Juventus Stadium and the city prison.
Be especially cautious in public transportation or crowded places such as train stations, bus stations, restaurants or airports and tourist landmarks because this is where the muggers might try and snatch your bag or steal your valuables.
- Visas - Visa is not required for any stays shorter than 90 days, and members of EU (Schengen) can stay in Italy for as long as they like. Be sure that your passport is valid for at least six months from your planned date of return to the country you're visiting.
- Currency - Currency in Turin is euro, like in most popular European destinations. Although it is cheaper than many other European major cities, sightseeing and visiting all the remarkable landmarks can add up to a high budget. Take into account that you'll need about 70€ per day, including accommodation.
- Weather - The weather in Turin is warm and dry; it is absolutely gorgeous in the summer, with a Mediterranean climate calling to tourists all June through September, which is the time when it is best to visit.
- Airports - Turin Airport is an airport located at Caselle Torinese, serving the city of Turin. It is located soe 16 km north-northwest of the city of Turin,
- Travel Insurance - Just like anywhere else, we recommend getting travel insurance when traveling to Turin, since it covers not only medical problems, but also theft and loss of valuables.
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