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Colors of Turin - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Monumento ai caduti Turin has a lot of interesting features. Many travelers associate this city with a delicious chocolate, while others recall the mighty bull that is the symbol of Turin. The name of the city comes from the Latin ‘taurus,’ which literally translates as ‘a bull.’ While walking around the city you can see that everywhere on hard sidewalk the image of a bull is engraved. Locals believe that if traveler would step on the engraving while walking, he will reap success in business.
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The main religious association with the city is the Shroud of Turin; the legendary religious relic is kept in the local Cathedral. Every few years, the shrine is brought to public; this time the city is always full of pilgrims. Local celebrations are also popular among tourists; one of the most colorful and interesting festival is CioccolaTò.
It is devoted to chocolate. The colorful festival has being held in Turin since 2003. The holiday program isn’t limited to exhibitions and excursions, as each year new original entertainment options appear. Interesting open-air performances and exciting games, wine and culinary tastings are integral parts of the holiday. The festival usually lasts for five days; each day there is a special holiday program. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Fans of unusual relaxation treatments are offered to take a chocolate bath. Shoppers will be able to visit colorful fairs and buy a lot of interesting sweet souvenirs. True connoisseurs of chocolate appreciate the CioccolaTò, because small factories that are unknown outside of the country are taking part in it. It would be safe to say that festival participants won’t be able to taste the represented chocolate in any other city in the world, as it is produced only for a network of local shops. On the last day of the holiday an interesting competition for vacationers is traditionally arranged; it is attended by dozens of teams. Everybody can create a team and go on hunt of priceless culinary treasures.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Turin
♥   Basilica del Corpus Domini, Torino, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale Metropolitana di S. Giovanni Battista, Torino, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Santuario-Basilica di Beata Vergine della Consolata, Torino, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Santuario-Basilica di Maria SS. Ausiliatrice, Torino, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Madonna delle Grazie di Superga, Torino, 6.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di Don Bosco, Colle Don Bosco, 24.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Sacra di San Michele, Sant’Ambrogio di Torino, 27.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Turin
♥   Castle 'Orino Castle' Orino, 0 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Palazzo Madama' Turin, 0.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Moncalieri' Moncalieri, 7.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Venaria Reale' Turin, 8.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Rivoli' Rivoli, 13.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'S. Giorgio Castle' , 30.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Racconigi' Racconigi, 33.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Traditions and festivals in cities around Turin

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Turin. Learn the best periods to visit Turin to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Turin.
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