Without Italy, Torino would be more or less the same. But without Torino, Italy would be very different.
for the high-quality educational offer
Why Turin? This city have the most prestigious academic poles in Italy: the Università degli Studi has up to 70.000 students (and 600 years of history); according to the Censis statistic the Politecnico is the best engineering University in Italy. In 2008 Turin was the World Design Capital also thanks to its excellent Institutions such as IAAD and IED, specialised in fashion, communication, graphics and design product , without forgetting the city long tradition in Automotive.
Accademia Albertina and the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi are top ranking universities courses for music and art education. There is also ESCP Europe, the oldest business school in the world.In Torino there is an important Faculty for Psychology (Facoltà di Scienze Psicologiche) belonging to ( Pontifical University) Università Pontificia and also a school for linguistic mediator , which belongs to the Università degli studi Internazionali di Roma.
The Università di Scienze Gastronomiche (part of Slow Food)is located in Pollenzo(CN), in the heart of the famous Langhe Piemontesi.
because is low cost of living
Comparing with other Italian cities as far as housing rental, cost of living and access to services, Turin is not only a functional and enjoyable city, but it is also a worthwhile choice from the economical point of view.
An apartment can cost less (also the half) than Milano, Roma and Bologna. The apartments are well organized and accessible to everyone. In general shopping in Turin is very cheap. Porta Palazzo is the location of the biggest food Market in Europe, traditional and international food is available at very cheap price. Turin offers a wide range of eating out places: a rich buffet during the aperitif time (apericena) or a typical dinner at the piemontese Piola with prices ranging from 6€ to 30 €. Turin provides good transports service, which connects the city with all areas. With your student subscription you can access to metro, tram, bus whenever you need.
because is a people-oriented city
Turin is less big and chaotic than Milano or Roma. It is considered as a “green” city, thanks to its many parks, on the River Po banks you can find many historical rowing clubs. The 2006 Winter Olympic Games, have left a great heritage to the city thanks to the restoration and re-building works of the Turin sport structures.
Moreover in 2015 Turin will be also the Capitale Europea dello Sport (European Capital of Sport). Turin culture is very important and attractive thanks to its new modern and interactive museums. Strolling around the streets you can really feel the Turin history: among its monuments you will find the most important heritage of Risorgimento Italiano. You can go shopping to the city centre or department stores, where there are a lot of international chains and boutiques of the most important local designers. The services are efficient, most people are friendly and generally speaking Turin is a modern city eager to get involved. We are near the Langhe, the Alpi mountains and the sea of Liguria: its convenient position makes it a strategic city where to live!
because is a very exciting city
Turin is considered as a young city: you can find bars, discos, free-time centres at any areas in town and during the year it hosts events and international festivals of cinema, art and music.