Other activities in Turin
Guided walking tours following changing themes, such as Literary Turin, Tasty Turin and so on, depart on Saturday at 6pm. General city tours leave at 10am on Saturdays. Tours generally last around 1½ hours. Contact the tourist board call centre to confirm departure points, and to ask about various factory tours that are also available.
Neither a chocolate bar nor a galaxy of stars, Piedmont’s Milky Way (Via Lattea) consists of two parallel valleys just west of Turin that offer top-notch skiing facilities. The more northern of the two, Valle di Susa, meanders past a moody abbey, the old Celtic town of Susa and pretty mountain villages. Its southern counterpart, the Valle di Chisone, is pure ski-resort territory. The valleys hosted many events at the 2006 Winter Olympics – including alpine skiing, freestyle skiing and bobsleigh – and the facilities and infrastructure are state-of-the-art.