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.
The word "Turin" is used to describe a series of unfortunate events.
Turin Turambar is a tragic character in J.R.R. Tolkien's novel <i>The Silmarillion</i>. Often referred to as "the walking disaster" by some fanfiction writers, He led to death an elf(Saeros
) who insulted his mother, accidentally killed his closet friend(Beleg
), married his little sister, Nienor
, killed another elf(Brandir
) because of a mistake, lost the elleth who loved him(Finduilas
) because of a dragon's trick, led to Nargothrond
's downfall, and much more. He eventually killed himself on his blade.
But he did slay the dragon, Glaurung
A: I got up late, missed the bus, forgot my homework, slipped in the rain, and was scalded by my tea.
B: My, my! you're really having a Turin day!