Turin, Italy

Welcome back ladies and gents,

Over the weekend I flew to Turin. I was very excited to head here as I had heard so many incredible things about the place. My 24 hours in the city definetly did not disappoint. 

If you fly to Turin airport you can get a shuttle bus which takes you into the city for only 7 euros. The ride takes about 40 minutes I would say but the journey is stress free. This is also the method of how I went back to the airport the following evening so I really recommend. 

In the city itself, a must see is the Egyptian museum! Now, let me just say I am not usually a museum fan but this one took me by surprise. Tickets cost 15 euros for an unlimited browse around the place. You are given headsets at no extra charge which explain the history of everything you are seeing in 7 different languages. It is not hard to miss this place as it is literally smack bang in the middle of the plazas. This museum feels that little bit “cooler” than some of the others around so if you fear, like me, that you will get bored after a few minutes I can assure you won’t. 

Next I strolled to a bakery/cafe called Freedom which is 100% Gluten free. As you probably already know, I have food intolerances so finding somewhere which caters to my needs was amazing, not to mention I had the best freshly baked bread I have ever tried. Prices are very reasonable and range between 1 euro to 8 euros depending on what you order. 

Another Gluten free blessing is a pizza place a little outside the city called Pizza Queendici. WOW. All pizzas can be made Gluten free plus they do still serve “normal” pizzas if you are travelling with people who do not have intolerances. I would book a reservation though as I got lucky going there without one. The place was packed. 

I spent most of the day exploring the cobbled streets and stuffing myself with gelato. For this reason, I don’t have an extensive list of things to recommend because the best holidays are the ones which are not fully planned. I always prefer to walk around and see what I can discover rather than planning everything down to a T. (Although I do wish I planned my trip to Belgium hahaha see my previous post to understand what I am talking about!)

Thank you for reading this short snippet. In an age where blog posts are so lengthy I find it refreshing to keep it short and sweet, and hopefully you can see the benefits of this!

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautifully expressed!!

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    1. The Exotic Butterfly says:

      Thank you:)

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  2. vinneve says:

    Oh I love Turin we were there some years back but you can check on my blog if you have the time! BTW… you look like Ariana Grande on this photo if you don’t mind me saying 🙂

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    1. Ohhh I will check it out for sure! And wow such a compliment, thank you ☺️

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  3. mvspace18 says:

    well written, nice one!

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    1. Thank you very much 🙂

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  4. Always good to do a “walkabout” without a specific agenda. You never know what fun things you’ll find. Keep exploring!

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    1. So very true! Thank you ☺️

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