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Gabriel Joachim 2nd period 11/16/09 Torino History 2400 years ago a Celtic tribe called the Taurini (people of the mountains in Celtic) conquered part of what is now northern Italy. The Taurini settled down along the Po River in what is now Torino. Soon after the Taurini settled down they were forced out of the area by the Romans. The Romans took it upon themselves to better the Taurini village. And so Torino was built. During Hannibal¶s campaign through the Alps, he took it upon himself to lev
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  Gabriel Joachim2 nd period11/16/091 TorinoHistory2400 years ago a Celtic tribe called the Taurini (people of the mountains in Celtic)conquered part of what is now northern Italy. The Taurini settled down along the Po River inwhat is now Torino. Soon after the Taurini settled down they were forced out of the area by theRomans. The Romans took it upon themselves to better the Taurini village. And so Torino was built. During Hannibal¶s campaign through the Alps, he took it upon himself to level most of Torino to the ground. It took until the first century C.E. for the city to show any signs of beingrebuilt. Early into the first century C.E. Torino was turned into a military camp called the CastraTaurinorum (eventually dedicated to Augustus Caesar in 28 C.E. and renamed AugustaTaurinorum). When the Western Roman Empire fell Torino was conquered by many barbarictribes including the Goths, Lombards, and Franks. By the eighth century C.E. Torino had beenmade an earldom.In 1280 the House of Savoy conquered Torino, during their reign the House of Savoywould bring great wealth and elegance to Torino. During the reign of the House of Savoy, thefamily introduced the city to great art, spectacular architecture, and culture. The Savoy¶s sparedno expense to make Torino beautiful. Even to this day, vestiges of the House of Savoy can befound all over Torino. The Savoy¶s Reigned until the twentieth century when Benito Mussolini¶sFascists took over the country.The Piemonte area is a fertile valley, exploding with water sources and fertile soil. In theheart of the Piemonte area is the city of Torino. Torino has become a center for enterprise,  Gabriel Joachim2 nd period11/16/092 especially when it comes to automobiles. Torino is known for its FIAT headquarters and theSacred Shroud of Torino, a piece of cloth said to have an outline of Christ¶s face. Torino has been known for its chocolate, cars, and religious artifacts. Recently Torino has become morefamous due to the 2006 Winter Olympics. Before the Olympics, Torino was famous for its car company FIAT.ItineraryDay 1    Arrive in Rome-6:00 am o   Take train 9790 from Roma Termini to Torino Porta Nuova-7:58    Arrive in Torino at 1:55 pm    Check into Hotel Fortino- 2:30-3:00 o   Relax for a while in hotel room    Wander Streets around hotel, learn the layout of the area    Go out to dinner at La Gola after you have relaxed    Enjoy a relaxing eveningDay 2    U se Torino Museum pass to enter the Museo Di Storia Naturale-10:00-1:00    Go out to lunch at a nearby café    The afternoon and evening will be taken up by the Torino Film Festival    Go out to dinner at Casa Vicina  Gabriel Joachim2 nd period11/16/093 Day 3    Spend the morning walking the streets and shopping. o   Preferably nothing outrageously expensive, Torino can be pricy    Visit the local chocolate store, eat chocolate.    Go to the Museum of the Holy Shroud (worth seeing even if you don¶t believe)    Spend lunch at a café on the Po River.    V isit the National Museum of the Italian Risorgimento    Go to dinner at Le Antiche Sere o   E njoy the stinco di maiale al forno  Day 4    Last day of the trip    V isit the International book fair    E njoy lunch at a local café    In the early afternoon visit the Teatro Regio to see La Boehme.    After the opera visit the Museo DellAutomobile    E njoy the evening with a relaxing nap in the hotel or spending the evening and nightenjoying the night scene of Torino o   The night scene in Torino is quit extensive. There are many clubs and parties.Many people enjoy just walking down the streets with their friends or lovedones.Day 5    Take the 9661 train from Torino Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale o   Departs-7:55; Arrives in Milano at 9:17    Take the 9431 train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini o   Departs- 9:30; Arrives- 1-29    Board Flight 547 British Airways from Rome to London o   Departs-8:25 pm; Arrives-10:15 pm    Spend Night in Hotel in London    Board Flight 279 British Airways from London to Los Angeles o   Departs-10:15 am; Arrives-1:25 pmHope you enjoyed your Stay in Torino!  
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