Turin (Juventus/Torino)

Getting there
The only budget airline flying to Turin is Ryanair from Stansted. Ryanair also fly to Milan, and Genoa, both of which are quite a short train ride away. There's a rail link recently been opened from Turin airport to the city. DON'T USE IT!! The terminating station (Dora) is best part of 4 miles from the main station. Use the bus service instead. It takes around 40 minutes to get to Porta Nuova and costs around €4.

Departure Location

Domestic Arrivals, Ground Floor-Level Zero
Frequency (timetable)
every 30 minutes from 06:30 to 08:30
every 45 minutes from 09:00 to 16:30
every 30 minutes from 17:15 to 22:15
every 45 minutes from 22:45 to 23:30
Tickets
News-stand, ticket office, ticket machine, and aboard

Parking at Stansted (you use mid-stay car park for short breaks - book online in advance)
Italian Railways site (for trains from Genoa and Milan to Turin)

Places to stay
Most of us stayed in the Montevecchio when we played Juventus. It's fairly central - click here for a map. It's reputed to be the best 2 star hotel in Turin. Here are details of the Montevecchio and a few others (all phone numbers prefixed with 0039, don't miss out first 0):
    Beds Singles Doubles Phone Fax
Bologna ** 75 36 49 01156 20191 01156 20193
Magenta ** 32 33 43 01154 2649 01154 4755
Montevecchio ** 48 35 45 01156 20023 01156 23047
Roma & Rocca *** 148 20-60 27-80 01156 12772 01156 28137
San Carlo *   28 45 01156 27846 01153 8653
Sila ** 25   35 01154 4086  
Hotel booking

Guides, etc

Rough Guides (extracted from www.roughguides.com)
Ryanair guide
Turin tourist office

Club/ground
Despite its cultural attractions and industrial connections, Turin is probably best known for football and for being the home of Italy’s most successful team, Juventus FC. The Bianconeri were formed in 1897 by local students and have since won 25 league titles as well as two European Champion Clubs' Cups. City rivals Torino have been less successful since their foundation in 1906, winning seven league titles, although they would surely have won many more but for the Superga disaster. The two clubs now share the Stadio Delle Alpi which was built for the 1990 FIFA World Cup, with their previous homes, Juventus's Comunale stadium and Torino's Filadelfia stadium, situated on the opposite side of the city. Torino fans now make the Curva Maratona their home, with diehards of Juventus to be found in the Curva Scirea. Spectacular as the Delle Alpi is, both clubs have talked repeatedly about moving into a new stadium of their own, with Juventus' latest plan to build a stadium next to the existing structure. From an architectural point of view, the 'stadium of the Alps' is as eye-catching as any in the world, but it remains unloved by Juventus and Torino fans, primarily because its design, which includes a running track, decreases the atmosphere and views in the ground. However, the stadium has hosted some memorable matches, none more so than the 1990 World Cup semi-final when Germany overcame England on penalty kicks. The ground is quite a way from the city centre (
click here for a map). You catch tram 9 from Porta Nuova station on matchdays.
Juventus official site (in English)
Ground info
Photos