Thursday, March 09, 2006

La Citta Di Torino




Turin is a city of roughly one million people located in the northwest of Italy in the region of Piedmont. Fiat, Italy's largest car manufacturer is located in Torino, often causing it to be comprared to the Detroit of Italy. While the winter Olympics is often located in a smaller city with a more intimate environment, Turin was surprisingly quite big--extremely commericialized, much more so than one would imagine. In fact, Turin was the largest city to host the winter games. The city venues were relatively close together and the mountain venues were no further than 90 minutes from town. NBC's Today show was hosted every afternoon in Piazza San Carlo (shown above), just adjacent Turin's beautiful via Roma, which was decorated for the games with light decorations (see above).

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