Turin (Torino) has been referred to as the "magical city". Street gypsies and flea markets give an air of old fashioned mystery. Historic architecture combines with modern energy exerted by college students and business people to form a culture unique to the city.
Turin is also famous for its popular flea markets, the Gran Balon flea market is an event that every visitor to the city should experience. This is a market held every other Sunday and infuses the selling of rare antiques with second hand knickknacks.