QUIET FAMILY COTTAGE IN TURIN
B&B | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Villa Rosa is located in Borgo San Paolo, Via Caraglio 127/6 in a private street not accessible to non-residents, protected from the noise of the city, in lonely isolation, in the green with a small garden. Quiet neighbourhood close to the downtown area, to the university (Politecnico), to the Soccer Stadium, to the light athletic stadium (Parco Ruffini).
The B&B has two entrances, the main entrance through a security door leading to a inner corridor, and the second through a drive way with a gate.
The inner corridor invites you to the apartment and to the marble staircase to the bright attic.
The apartment is on the ground floor, with independent internal security door, consisting of two bright bedrooms, bathroom with bathroom, dressing room with washing machine, large breakfast room, balcony and access to an inner courtyard surrounded by greenery and silence.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: TURIN AIRPORT 25 km, Nearest railway: PORTA SUSA 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The North West Italy region
Turin is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the left bank of the Po River, in front of Susa Valley and surrounded by the western Alpine arch.
The city has a rich culture and history, and is known for its numerous art galleries, restaurants, churches, palaces, opera houses, piazzas, parks, gardens, theatres, libraries, museums and other venues. Turin is well known for its baroque, rococo, neo-classical, and Art Nouveau architecture. Much of the city's public squares, castles, gardens and elegant palazzi such as Palazzo Madama, were built in the 16th and 18th century, after the capital of the Duchy of Savoy (later Kingdom of Sardinia) was moved to Turin from Chambery (nowadays France) as part of the urban expansion.
Turin is called the "cradle of Italian liberty", for having been the birthplace and home of notable politicians and people who contributed to the Risorgimento, such as Cavour. The city currently hosts some of Italy's best universities, colleges, academies, lycea and gymnasia, such as the six-century-old University of Turin and the Turin Polytechnic. Prestigious and important museums, such as the Museo Egizio and the Mole Antonelliana are also found in the city.
The city used to be a major European political centre, being Italy's first capital city in 1861 and being home to the House of Savoy, Italy's royal family. Even though much of its political significance and importance had been lost by World War II, it became a major European crossroad for industry, commerce and trade, and currently is one of Italy's main industrial centres, being part of the famous "industrial triangle", along with Milan and Genoa.
Turin is also home to much of the Italian automotive industry.
Turin is well known as the home of the Shroud of Turin, the football teams Juventus F.C. and Torino F.C., the headquarters of automobile manufacturers FIAT, Lancia and as host of the 2006 Winter Olympics.
My family cottage is located in a 1920s single house in a historic district, Borgo San Paolo, place of many famous top-rated companies in the past, Lancia car manufacturer.
These past industrial plants allowed Borgo San Paolo to grow and to develop rapidly in the early years of the last century.
The residents of the San Paolo district were among the protagonists of the strikes in August 1917, during the dreadful hours of the First World War and, shortly after, in the summer of 1920, they took part in the occupation and self-management of factories, a living experiment in the Italian socialist revolution.
Many local workers in Borgo San Paolo, politically influenced by the young Antonio Gramsci played a significant role in the newly founded Italian Communist Party, set up in Livorno in 1921, and also provided one of its strongholds under the fascist regime. During the last war they were also to make a very important contribution to the Resistance to Nazi-Fascism
Beginning in the 1950s, Italy completed its postwar transformation from a largely agrarian, relatively poor country into one of the most economically and socially advanced countries of the world. One consequence of these changes was a strong migration from the south to the big industrial cities in the North of the country, Turin with FIAT car manufacturing corporation was an extremely attractive place for those who had no job and lived in poverty in the southern regions.
South-Italian immigrants completely changed the social structure of our district, creating tension and integration problems at that time,
Today many years have elapsed from that time, the factories of the past disappeared and the district bears the fruits of its important history, the experience of people who migrated from the South, created a solidary community, a united choir of many different voices, enriched deeply the social life in the district; the echo of social rebellion from the past mixed with their hopes, the generosity, the courage of those who had left their remote areas in search of a new dream.
Today our district, close to the downtownarea, is one of the most interesting districts of Turin, the historical past, the renovated buildings of a former industry, new famous modern art museums and monuments (fondazione Merz, Fondazione Sandretto Rebaudengo, Per Kirkeby, Igloo of Mario Merz, Giuseppe Penone) contribute to create a fascinating atmosphere of future, present and past memories.
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