Friday, August 31, 2012


Took a walk to the valentino park and was delighted to see inhabited so many swallows in the village and medieval fortress of Turin, obviously this reproduction of a typical late medieval village is very suitable for them to live in.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Via Pietro Micca On Raining Day

A photo of via Pietro Micca on that raining day....

Piazza Bodoni

Opened in 1835, houses the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory designed by architect Giovanni Ricci opened in 1928. In the center is the equestrian monument to Alfonso Lamarmora, general and minister of 1891. On the square is the pleasant coffee Kipling.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Yellow Tree

Back to summer, after just one night of raining, maybe less hot than before, but still summer.
A yellow leaves tree among the greens.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Summer Raining Evening

Taken while walking under the arcade opposite of piazza Castello, the transformation of the city when the rain pours always fascinates me.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Summer Storm

Finally the long awaited storm came yesterday evening, suddenly seemed like ligthnings were all around Turin, dark clouds gathered, then it started raining dogs and cats.  Before midnight, it all stopped, but at least the sultriness is temporary gone.

At piazza castello....

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Mole Viewed From the Royal Garden

The Mole can be seen from almost everywhere in the center of Turin, here is a view from the royal garden.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Via Barbaroux

Via Barbaroux, one of the streets we walk around often, old, narrow and full of charms. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Palazzo Scaglia di Verrua

The Palazzo Scaglia di Verrua is a historical building in Turin, at via Stampatori, just a few steps from via Garibaldi. Of great documentary value, is one of the few examples of sixteenth-century building that had not been affected by changes of the Baroque period, but able to keep its original Renaissance appearance.

The external facade is unique in its kind in the city, has a theme of frescoes by Antonio Parentani, dated 1603.

It is a  splendid building with geat value. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Via San Francesco

A street next to my house, via San Francesco, the street passes by the town hall and goes directly to the market, Porta Palazzo.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Obelisk at Piazza Savoia

There are quite a number obelisks in Italy, usually they are placed in the center of piazza, such as this one at Piazza Savoia in Turin.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Stop up to the tower

Is so hot these few days, so every evening, we take a walk around, getting some fresh air, if there is and looking at the night scene of Turin.
This originally red brick tower caught my eyes, but I decided to shoot it in black and white and leave the road signs in colors, just for fun.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Eating Out In Summer Night

Summer is the time for people to eat out, restaurants place their tables and seats outside in piazza and people eat out under the dark blue sky.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Reflection of zona Romana

Zona Romana is the part of the old sector of Torino, basically is where the old town walls sited.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sauces for Boiled Meats

'Bollito' is a typical piedment dish, eat with various sauces. Went to a restaurant for this particular dish and the bollito they served were tongue, breast, salame, musetto and scaramella, served with 5 different sauces, the 'bagna verde' (green sauce), the rafano (horseradish), the senape (mustard), the 'Rubra' (red sauce) and the 'cotognata' (quince). It was a reduced version of the traditional dish, but there were already plenty enough to be eaten.

The five sauces.... 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


This guy was meditating at via Garbaldi, under the hot sun, just in front of the church, floating in the air. Cool!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Reflection on Lake in Park

The lake in piazza d'armi is a great place to hang around whether in spring, summer or autumn, not so much in winter, but the park is still pretty amazing if it is covered by snow....
Here is a photo of the trees reflection on the lake in the park.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Arcade along Via Garibaldi

The arcade along via Garibaldi, covered actually just the last section of the street near to piazza Statuto.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Herd of Cow

Surprised to see a herd of cows mooing at park Colletta, while I was photographying them, the adult cows were starring at me, as though were asking: what you want?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Toro Fountain

Many fountains can be found around the town, and the most representative ones are those with the bull head, as bull (Toro) is the symbol of Turin (Torino).

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Summer fountain kid

August is dizzily hot, especially at noon, luckily enough the fountains in piazza Castello offer some relieves and joys to the playful children to cool down and cheer up....

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

River Dora along lungo firenze

Walking along the river Dora on the way to the Colletta park, in the past few years, the river was being 'tidied' up, now it looks clean, well maintained and serene...

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Jogging at Parco Colletta

The Colletta Park is a park in the city of Turin, 448,000 m², it is located between the junction of the Dora Riparia and the Stura di Lanzo with the river Po.
During the day, many joggers go there for a long jog around the park.


Monday, August 6, 2012

View Points

The sculpture "View points" by Tony Cragg, placed in front of the Palaisozaki and the Olympic Stadium, in the pedestrian area of Piazza d'Armi.

 "View points" is a work made in 2005, placed in the following year in front of the new Olympic Stadium for the Olympic Games in Turin.
It consists of three elliptical columns of bronze, height between 10 and 12 meters, centrifuges decomposed horizontally into sections, whose shape allows the viewer to glimpse a silhouette partly composed of profiles of human faces. The two axes of the ellipses, placed at 90 ° from each other, allowing each column to be looked at, as reflected in the title, by two different "views".
The three ellipses are thus transformed into something dynamic which is screwed to the top. The surface of the columns also plays with the idea of the point of view: by walking around, bends and cuts reveal, little by little, new profiles of faces.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Street Lamps

A street lamp at piazza Vittorio against the cloudy summer sky.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Buildings along the river Dora

There are two main rivers in Turin, the river Po and the river Dora.
The Dora Riparia river, a left-hand tributary of the Po. It is 125 km (78 mi) long, with a 1,231 km² drainage basin. It originates in the Cottian Alps, close to the Col de Montgenèvre in France, where it is called the Piccola Dora. Its name becomes the Dora Riparia after the confluence with the Ripa in the Argentera Valley and the Thuras de Bousson close to Cesana.
Somehow, the scenery along the river Dora is less spectacular than the Po.

Buildings along the river Dora

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Porta Palatina

It was the gateway to the Roman city from the north. In Piazza Cesare Augusto stands the most famous monument from Augusta Taurinum, the city founded by the romans in 28 BC.
This is one of the tower of the gateway.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August Theme Day - Numbers

No. 10 is the number of star of football team Juventus, Alessandro Del Piero...