Turin Airport or Caselle Sandro Pertini Airport to give it its official name serves the Piedmont region of Italy. It is hub for Alitalia and some budget airlines and attracts visitors from all over Europe and Russia. With car hire at Turin Airport, it is an easy drive into the city via Corso Vittorio Emanuele and just 16 km to the centre, a 20minute journey. Over 3.5 million passengers pass through the airport every year.
Turin Airport has 3 floors with a huge glass wall, which overlooks the runway. There are spacious waiting areas and a wide range of shops and restaurants to keep you busy. The airport is also easily accessible to passengers with reduced mobility. For all your money needs, there are ATMs and a bureau de change for those extra Euros. If you have souvenirs or gifts to buy, there are 3 markets and 13 shops in the airport. You can buy anything from local produce to designer brands and duty free items. When you get hungry, there are 11 food outlets to choose from. Whether you feel like yoghurt and fine wine or pizza and fresh sandwiches, you will find something to suit everyone’s taste.
The city of Turin is famous for being home to Italy’s royal family and for the legendary ‘Turin Shroud’. It is an aristocratic city surrounded by hills and the Italian Alps can be seen in the distance. There are plenty of things to see in Turin including baroque churches and palaces. It is sometimes called ‘Little Paris’ due to its wide boulevards and white buildings and has a plethora of old boutiques and traditional cafes to spend time in. You can visit the Mole Antonelliana, one of the city’s most famous landmarks and the Duomo di San Giovanni, where the Turin Shroud is kept. The Palazzo Madam is a newly renovated palace that is becoming a very popular attraction. For a little culture, the Cinema Museum and the Museo dell Automobile are museums that are well worth a visit. Take a stroll beside the River Po and admire this elegant city from the bridges. Out and about with car hire in Turin, you can take a drive out to the royal palace of Venana Reale. You can also explore the town of Rivoli and its castle, the Castello di Rivoli and the Contemporary Art Museum. Further afield, discover the delights of the Gran Paradiso National Park.