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April 16 - leave GLT arrive Turin (25)

Hotel room in small town of San Francesco al Campo 20 km outside Turin; very close to Turin airport.


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April 16 - leave GLT arrive Turin (27)

Very nice room for only 84 euros a night but only included breakfast (which was somewhat poor considering what I paid for the hotel.)


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April 16 - leave GLT arrive Turin (31)

View from hotel room.


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April 16 - leave GLT arrive Turin (33)

Green fields.


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April 16 - leave GLT arrive Turin (35)

Spring in Italy.


April 17 - Turin (7)

April 17 - Turin (7)

One of the side streets of Turin.


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April 17 - Turin (21)

Hard to believe Turin was heavily damaged in WWII.


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April 17 - Turin (35)

Flower bed in one of the many small park throughout the city.


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April 17 - Turin (47)

I have no earthly idea what this marble ball is for. Hell of a door stop.


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April 17 - Turin (63)

Mid morning coffee break.


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April 17 - Turin (75)

Lot of covered sidewalks; full use of the available real estate.


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April 17 - Turin (91)

Lots of greenery around.


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April 17 - Turin (107)

Central square in Turin. Some sort of celebration/parade going on with lots of military hoo-haw.


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April 17 - Turin (108)

The Palazzo Madama in front of the Royal Palace in the background.


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April 17 - Turin (140)

Gates of the presidential palace.


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April 17 - Turin (160)

Via Giuseppe Verdi (small street just off of Palazzo Madama).


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April 17 - Turin (164)

Same again. Hard to believe Turin was heavily damaged in WWII by bombs.


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April 17 - Turin (172)

The Mole Antonelliana, once the highest building in the world. Never took the time to go inside.


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April 17 - Turin (193)

Local college near the Mole. Old and new.


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April 17 - Turin (203)

The Piazza Vittorio Veneto, right next to the River Po.


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April 17 - Turin (209)

The River Po. Flowing north; I thought it would flow south instead of north but shows my lack of knowledge of the local topography.


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April 17 - Turin (231)

Flower seller on the Piazza Gran Mardre Di Dio.


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April 17 - Turin (237)

River Po and the Ponte Vittorio Emanuele I.


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April 17 - Turin (260)

Stitch photo of River Po and Murazzi Del Po.


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April 17 - Turin (266)

Same again looking north.


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April 17 - Turin (276)

Panoramic photo of Piazza Vittorio Veneto.


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April 17 - Turin (289)

Piazza Vittorio Veneto again.


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April 17 - Turin (305)

Via Po, one of the main shopping streets of Turin.


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April 17 - Turin (339)

Chocolate shop. Yum.


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April 17 - Turin (349)

Southern side of Palazzo Madama and the Civic Museum on the right.


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April 17 - Turin (355)

Sunday afternoon scrum of shopper and families walking around.


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April 17 - Turin (437)

The Via Garibaldi, another main shopping street of Turin.


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April 17 - Turin (467)

Spring flowers on the Piazza Statuto, the start and end spot of my walking tour of Turin. Fun day.