Temperatures are rising in Europe and it’s no coincidence that our travels have started to ramp up. I’m not gonna lie, it is REALLY exciting being able to travel as often as we are and there are no post-trip-blues to contend with when you know you have another adventure just around the corner!
Two weeks after our 48 hours in Bavaria we jetted off to Turin, Italy. It may not be the top visited Italian city but being the thrifty travellers we are it was one of the top cheapest flight destinations on Skyscanner. After a quick Google about the city we were sold and who can say no to £40 return flights?!
Turin has a few firsts to its name. It was the first capital city of Italy in 1861 and the Torinese, being the innovative bunch they are, brought the world the first saleable hard chocolate, the martini and ice cream on a stick. All very good reasons to visit!
A special thanks to our friends at Urban Outfitters who were kind enough to clothe us for the weekend. We were pretty happy about short-wearing weather!
A few of the fun things we did in Turin included:
- Street wandering. Tree-lined boulevards, Baroque architecture and gritty street art.
- Espresso crawl. Great coffee is around every corner and priced at €1.
- Watched the sun set from high above the city. Have I mentioned the Alps fringe the city? And the alps are always a good idea.
- A breakfast of Bicern. A traditional hot Torinese drink – layered espresso, drinking chocolate and cream.
- A visit to the Royal Palace. We somehow scored the place to ourselves so naturally we pretended to live like King and Queen.
- Aperitivo. A glorious concept of pre-dinner drinks with a complimentary buffet of snacks (platefuls of snacks quickly turned into dinner – another win for two thrifty travellers)
- Flower Market. Flower stall lined streets for days and we wandered them all!
- Gelato. Enough said.
That’s our cheeky weekend in Turin!