In these hot summer days, a refreshing photo taken in March from the 1310m of Bardonecchia, a renowned ski resort in the Alta (Upper) Val di Susa, about 90km from Turin.
July 29, 2008
We must remember that the bull is a symbol of Turin. In piedmontese dialect "torèt" means "small bull". The torèt are little public fountains, typical of Turin, with a bull head from which drinking water comes out. The torèt date back to the beginning of the 20th century and are about 700 in the city.
July 24, 2008
The Mole Antonelliana, 167m high, is the symbol of the city of Turin. It is named for the architect, Alessandro Antonelli, who designed it in 1863. Nowadays it houses the National Museum of Cinema. A glass-walled lift soars up to a viewing platform 85m up on the spire of the building: from there the panorama over the city and towards the Alps is wonderful.
July 17, 2008
Monviso, a mountain in the Cottian Alps in Piedmont close to the French border, is 3841 m high. Monviso is renowned because on its northern slopes, precisely at the Pian del Re, are the headwaters of the Po, the longest river in Italy.
July 10, 2008
On Turin's hills, at a height of 670m, stands the wonderful Basilica di Superga. The basilica, designed and built in 14 years by the architect Filippo Juvarra who used stones taken from the bottom of the hill, was solemnly consecrated in 1731. The dome is 65m high.
July 3, 2008
The 2006 version of the Olympic Brazier was conceived to represent in a single object the tension of the Olympic Challenge: 5 flames for a single Spirit, 5 as the circles, a symbol of the union between the continents. The structure of the Brazier recalls the athlete's torsion, whose efforts result in high and lively flame. With its height of 60m, the Turin Olympic Brazier 2006 has earned the primacy of brazier highest in the history of the Olympics. The Olympic flame is 4m high.