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.
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.
B: My, my! you're really having a Turin day!