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Turin is a modern, exciting and forward thinking city of art which is geared towards tomorrow. Turin’s future has already begun: the city is equipped for trade fairs, congresses, conferences, and it is not only able to provide infrastructure and services for the business, but a 360 degree offering that has enabled it to enter the ranks of the ‘3 star cities’ listed within the prestigious Michelin Guide, along with Florence, Venice and Rome. Turin offers a quality of life thanks to its art, culture, gastronomy and art de vivre which is unique throughout the world.

By day you can stroll the streets and the 18 kilometres of arcades, admiring the shop windows of both big names in fashion and artisanal and artistic boutiques. Not to mention the pleasure of wandering around the many markets: from Porta Palazzo, to Europe’s largest open air market to the famous ‘Balon’ flea and antiques market, and typical gastronomic local produce markets.

When it comes time for a break you can choose between the many historic cafes that make up part of Turin’s custom and culture.

Turin also offers incredible possibilities for sports lovers: cutting-edge sports facilities where you can watch events such as football, swimming, basketball and athletics, not to mention the ice-based sports. Turin is also the city which annually hosts important international sports events that have continued, even after the XX Olympic Winter Games, the event that changed Turin and brought it to the forefront of the world’s attention.

And that’s why Turin is a candidate to be European Capital of Sport in 2015.

Turin boasts a remarkable assortment of artistic and musical events, thanks to the presence of the Teatro Regio, the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI (Italian Radio and Television), the Lingotto Musica, Unione Musicale as well as many other prestigious music associations.