A city in Northern Italy close to the Alps, it is probably best known to British people as being the set for the adventurous film, 'The Italian Job'.
The film did excellent work exposing some of Turin's most prominent landmarks, indeed the Mini Cooper chase was designed to take in sights like the Fiat Factory, the shopping malls, the Gran Madre di Dio church and the Torino Palavela buliding.
Turin is Italy's car capital with the Fiat Group based here, and it also hosted the Winter Olympics in early 2006. Turin most prominent sporting legacy though is the world renowned football team, Juventus FC.
A short city break to Turin may be a refreshing break from work.