Which way to Turin?
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Torino Porta Susa is the closest major railway station to Parco Dora, and is served direct by high-speed trains from Milan, Rome, Naples, Verona, Venice, Florence, Bologna and Bari within Italy, and also from Paris (via Lyon).
- Milan is connected directly to Geneva, Zurich, and Basil in Switzerland, as well as Frankfurt in Germany, after which the journey from Milan to Turin is just 50 minutes by high-speed train.
- Verona is connected directly to Munich and Vienna, after which the journey from Verona to Turin is just 2 hours by high-speed train.
- Paris is connected directly to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Cologne and London, after which the journey from from Paris to Turin is 5 hours and 30 minutes by high-speed train.
All highways to Turin connect to the city’s ring road, or tangenziale. Vehicles arriving from the south should exit the ring road at Corso Regina Margherita and then turn onto Via Borgaro. Vehicles coming the north should come down Corso Giulio Cesare and head for Corso Mortara and Via Verolengo.
There are fixed fares in taxis to Parco Dora along set routes:
- From Turin Airport to Terra Madre, and vice versa: €32
- From Piazza Castello to Terra Madre and vice versa: €16
- From Torino Porta Nuova train station to Terra Madre and vice versa: €16
These are maximum possible fares; the meter will run normally up to the maximum amount, and not beyond it. These maximum fares are valid from September 22 to 26.
Alright, you made it to Turin! Well done. Now how can you get to Parco Dora, the location of Terra Madre 2022?
Check out the event map: the three main entrances are in Via Verolengo, Via Borgaro and in Corso Mortara.
If you’re arriving by train or coach, you will arrive at Porta Susa. From here you can take bus number 60 or 72 — in both cases the name of the closest bus stop is Treviso. From Porta Nuova railway station you can take the number 52 bus, or the number 9 tram. For a taxi to Parco Dora, call +39 011 57 37 or +39 011 57 30.
Regarding public transport:
- There will be extra trams and buses running to and from Parco Dora from Thursday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. and on Monday from 10 a.m. to 8.30 p.m.
- The last scheduled service will run one hour after the end of the closure of Terra Madre
- If you take the Metro, get off at Bernini station and take the number 9 tram north up Corso Tassoni towards Barriera Lanzo and get off at the Piero della Francesca stop.
- The number 3 tram also arrives at Parco Dora from Porta Palazzo.
Some useful links: Rome2Rio – how to get from A to B between any two places in the world Trenitalia – Italian national rail provider Gruppo Torinese Trasporti – Turin’s local transport authority