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Torino Porta Susa train station is located in the western part of the city centre on Corso Inghilterra, and it is the second busiest mainline station in Turin (following Torino Porta Nuova). In 2006, a contemporary structure of glass and steel, 300 metres long and 19 metres high, replaced the original 1886 building, to create a modern station filled with light. From its six platforms, Intercity, regional, long-distance and even international trains operate. This station also offers some high-speed services. The journey from Milan takes 50 minutes, Genoa-Turin can be done in 1h50mins, whilst Paris-Turin takes 5h40mins. Anyone who wants to transfer to Caselle Airport can hop on a bus from the station, and this journey takes about 50 minutes. To get into the city, there’s a metro stop directly at the station, as well as buses and taxis. However, getting to the city centre on foot only requires a 20-minute walk.
Thanks to its proximity to the heart of the city centre, visitors will find many top attractions within easy walking distance. From Torino Porta Susa, a 20-minute walk or a 10-minute bus ride will lead to the Museo d’Arte Orientale, in Palazzo Mazzonis. Inside is one of the most important Asian art collections in Italy, with sculptures, paintings, ceramics and prints. From here, the old Roman gate to the city (called La Porta Palatina) is a 5-minute walk away. Dating back to the 1st century BC, it's one of the best-preserved gateways in the world, and a link back to past times! Along with the nearby remains of an ancient theatre, the towers form part of the city’s Parco Archeologico. A Renaissance cathedral dedicated to Saint John the Baptist is just a further 200 metres away from this site, and it boasts a Baroque bell tower and several important works of art inside. Another 2-minute stroll takes visitors to Piazzetta Reale, which is dominated by the imposing royal palace. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is now home to a museum.
All that walking certainly works up an appetite. So, to sample some of the city's best cuisine, tourists should head to Via San Domenico and Via Corte d’Appello, which requires a 15-minute walk from the station (approximately), and offers plenty of restaurants or taverns to choose from. Diners should expect to see local favourites on the menu, like agnolotti (a typical regional pasta) with butter and sage, and beef braised in Barolo wine. Those with a sweet tooth should try some of the amaretti biscuits or a few of Turin’s famous praline chocolates!
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