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Turin (Torino) 239m, panoramic view over the Piazza Castello square to the beginning of the well known Via Roma in the city centre of Turin.
In the native language of the webcam owner
Turin (Torino) 239m, Blick über die Piazza Castello zum Beginn der bekannten Via Roma im Stadtzentrum von Turin.
Turin (Piedmontese: "Turin") is a major city as well as a business and cultural centre in northern Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the right bank of the Po River. The population of the city of Turin is 908,000 (2004 census); its agglomeration totals about 1.7 million inhabitants, while its metropolitan area has a population of 2.2 million inhabitants. Turin is well-known as the home of the Shroud of Turin and Juventus FC, headquarters of Fiat and Lancia automobile manufacturers and host of the 2006 Winter Olympics. It has been the capital of the Duchy of Savoy since 1563, then of the Kingdom of Savoy and finally the first capital of the unified Italy. History: Roman Times: In the first century BC (probably 28 BC), the Romans created a military camp ("Castra Taurinorum"), later dedicated to Augustus ("Augusta Taurinorum"). The typical Roman street grid can still be seen in the modern city. Turin reached about 5,000 inhabitants at the time, all living inside the ... Read more about Turin on Wikipedia