Turin (Torino) serves as the capital of Piemonte and is located on the Po' River. It is an ancient and well laid out city. Wide streets, town squares and churches add to the charm of this emerging city. Previously, virtually unknown, this flourishing town has grown increasingly popular due in large part to its industry and arts. Torino serves as a reminder of ancient monarchies while incorporating 20th century industry.
The Fiat factory is located in Torino and has greatly contributed to the economy of the city. Stylish shops cater to the taste of the wealthy and surrounding suburbs play host to some of the most expensive and magnificent homes in the area. Turin offers an array of attractions, one of the most famous being the Cattedrale di San Giovanni which serves as home to the Holy Shroud. This sacred cloth is believed to have covered the body of Christ following his crucifixion. Other popular sights include the Egyptian Museum and Sabauda Gallery.