What I did and saw:
The Egyptian Museum in Turin was excellent. It would be easy to spend days there, but I unfortunately only had a few hours. Still, I got to see many interesting artifacts and learn more about Egyptian history.
Beautiful Plazas, monuments, and buildings-
I saw many beautiful things during my short time in Turin. I saw the outside of some great buildings such as the Royal Palace of Turin, as well as some beautiful plazas such as the Piazza Castello and the Piazza San Carlo.
Where I ate and drank:
Mollica is an excellent sandwich place in Turin. Their sandwiches are well priced and very high quality. They also served quality, cheap Italian wine out of barrels to go with the tasty sandwiches. It is one of the best sandwiches I have had, and the staff was very nice also. I would definitely recommend grabbing a bite to eat at Mollica if you are in Turin.
Orso Laboratorio del Caffè-
While Italians typically favor espresso drinks over filter coffe, Orso is one of the few places in Turin that offers quality filter coffee. I had my best cup of coffee in the Turin area at Orso.
Where I stayed and how I got around:
I was only in Turin for a short time and did not stay overnight there. I got a ride into the city from my host family in Cirie, and I left on an Italo train for Milan (for less than €10!). While I was in Turin I walked to get around.
My favorite thing:
The Egyptian Museum in Turin was excellent, and I wish I would have been able to spend more time there.
My least favorite thing:
Due to a problem on the train tracks in the Naples area, my train to Milan was delayed numerous times. This meant I had to wait at the train station instead of exploring more of Turin or Milan.
For next time:
Because I was only in Turin a short time, there are still many things I would like to do there. My host family in Cirie did show me around many places in the surrounding area, but I would still like to explore some places such as the Mole Antonelliana (which is said to be the tallest unreinforced brick building in the world and the tallest museum in the world).
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