The apartment is at the 4th floor with elevator in the district called Borgata Aurora, the most multiethnic neighborhood in Turin, at a stone throw from the renowned outdoor market of Porta Palazzo and next to the ancient district Borgo Dora.
Close to Dora river, along which runs a long cycling lane that leads to Colletta park, it offers a good sight on Turin roofs and the hills and, on it, of the architet Juvarra Superga Cathedral.
Being located in a multiethnic neigborhood it offers a rich selection of food shops and restaurants (Indian, Senegalese, Chinese, Magrebina).
One of the biggest advantages, of course, it's its proximity to the city centre, the so called Quadrilatero Romano - because it's the square plan of the original Ancient Roman camp (castrum) - which starts from Porta Palazzo and can be reached in less than 10 minutes on foot.
The Quadrilatero Romano is the ideal place to start go sightseeing Turin because in the city centre are the main tourist attractions, all of them reachable in a short while thanks to pedestrian areas. Starting from Piazza Statuto you can reach Porta Nuova Station by foot walking along via Garibaldi (the first and well-know Turin commercial street) passing through piazza Castello (Royal Palace) and then choosing among via Roma (another well-known commercial street) under the archades to run into Piazza San Carlo (the so called Turin living room) or the two new pedestrian streets of Lagrange and Carlo Alberto, at the top of which stands the Egyptian Museum (the second in the world after the Cairo one).
In Piazza della Repubblica (called Porta Palazzo because of the Porta (gate) Palatina, the ruins of one of the ancient 4 access gates surrounding the Roman castrum) takes place the biggest outdoor market in Europe every morning and Saturday all day long. It's devided into several zones: one for classic vegetables and fruit selling, another one for farmers, two covered markets for butchers, bakers and food shops, an entire building fo seafood and one for clothes.
From piazza Castello you can easily reach the Mole Antonelliana by foot too. In this charachteristic building, the Turin symbol, previously commissioned to architect Antonelli by the Jewish community to be their synagogue, is the Cinema Museum (Cinema in italy was born in Turin).
Always from Piazza Castello, at the end of via Po, there's the wide and airy piazza Vittorio Veneto (the biggest collonnaded square without monuments in Europe) that offers a charming scenario of the Turin hill with the Gran Madre in the fore and the monastery of Cappuccini friars above. Between piazza Vittorio and the Gran Madre there's the Po river and its well-known Murazzi del Po promenade (since a few years ago one of the nightlife haunts proliferating of nightspots and discos is about to have a new life). From Murazzi you can start a nice trip on the river on Valentino and Valentina, two boats on which you can have lunch, dinner or the so called in Italy aperitivo.
Close to Borgata Aurora there's the aforementioned Borgo Dora where takes place the flea market as known as Balôn every saturday and the market of antiques Gran Balôn every second Sunday of the month. Little antiques and craftsmen shops, dehors café among cubblestone alleys sprinkle this ancient little district that everybody in Turin call Balôn par execellence because this is the place in which the first aerostatic fly attemps took place at the end of 1700, just 6 months after the ones of Montgolfier brothers. Precisely in honour of that, a wired air baloon, the HiFlyer, it's been installed here a couple of years ago. It can host up to 30 people and climbs up to 150 mt on a metal wire moved by an electric engine.
In the square in front of it there are the old arsenal buildings that have been turned nowadays into in a creative writing school while the trip hammer room, where incandescent iron was striken to produce weapons, is now a little square (Cortile del Maglio) with little craftmen shops, a Libaneese restaurant and a Cuban bar and still the black big iron hammer in the center.
- Wheelchair access
- Panoramic view
- Washing machine
- Bed linen
- Hair dryer
- Lockable room