Despite its 20th-century history as Italy`s industrial center, Turin (Torino) is a wealthy and graceful Italian city, and a center for fashion and arts. Long before it was the home of Fiat and Lancia, Turin was the seat of the powerful Savoy dynasty, and they determined to make their capital city the rival of Paris and Vienna. Their palaces are its centerpiece, and the streetscape is the legacy of 17th-century Baroque architects Guarino Guarini and Filippo Juvarra. It`s often said that Turin is the most French city in Italy or the most Italian city in France, the reason partly historical and partly architectural.
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