Getting Around Turin
Valentino Park and Piazza Castello are not very far from each other – a maximum of 30 minutes walk, depending which end of the park you start from. Simply walking up the river (along the Murazzi) from the northern end of the park, you will soon reach Piazza Vittorio Veneto, which is also the beginning of Via Po, a road the connects directly to Piazza Castello. Alternatively, you can walk along Corso Vittorio Emanuele II towards Porta Nuova railway station and then turn right in front of the station, where Via Roma begins, also connecting directly to Piazza Castello (by way of Piazza San Carlo).
During the event you can use the convenient bike sharing scheme [TO]BIKE. The map shows the most useful stations for the event, while others can be found in the service’s app. Special passes for Terra Madre can be purchased from the mobile point in Valentino Park. It’s also possible to use the bike rental service provided by Bixicle, Via Murazzi del Po 21, Tel. +39 3481515228.
Turin’s two main railway stations are both well-connected to the city’s public transport system. Check GTT for route maps and times. During the event there will be a shuttle bus between Valentino Park and the city center.
FROM PORTA NUOVA:
-It’s possible to reach Valentino Park on foot in 15 minutes, walking along Corso Vittorio Emanuele II towards the river Po.
-Alternatively, the number 9 tram, which stops right outside the station, takes you along Corso Vittorio to Valentino Park, then turns and runs along the length of the park in Corso Massimo D’Azeglio.
-You can also take the number 67 bus in the direction of Via Ada Negri, and get off at the stop “Giuria” (number 2064).
-Directly in front of the station’s main entrance is the beginning of Via Roma, which takes you directly to Piazza San Carlo, Piazza Castello and the Royal Palace.
FROM PORTA SUSA:
-By subway: take the train in the direction of Lingotto and get off at Marconi, then walk down Corso Marconi (which starts at the station entrance) to Valentino Park.
-To get to Piazza Castello you can take the number 6 or 13 trams from the stops in Piazza XVIII Dicembre, just 100 metres from the station.
During the event there will be special bus services running from the city center to Valentino Park.
City Sightseeing Torino – Bus Tours
The Turin City Sightseeing Buses (no booking necessary, you can buy a ticket directly onboard) will be running throughout the days of the event. More info.
It’s important to remember that in Italy taxis cannot be flagged down in the street – you must either book one in advance on the phone, or take one from a designated taxi rank (these can be found outside both Porta Nuova and Porta Susa railway stations, in Piazza Castello, Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Piazza San Carlo, and dozens of other locations. Full list.
To book a taxi over the phone, you can call one of these two numbers:
During the days of the event there will be fixed tariffs if you hire a cab at a taxi rank – within the Traffic Limited Zone, including from Porta Nuova and Porta Susa railway stations to Valentino Park, and from Lingotto to Valentino Park, of €10 – taxis may carry a maximum of 4 people.
If you are already signed-up to a car sharing service in Italy such as Eni Enjoy, Car2Go or Io Guido, you can find them all here in Turin. Designated parking spaces for Io Guido vehicles can be found outside both Porta Nuova and Porta Susa railway stations.
Traffic Limited Zones (ZTL)
In Turin there are several Zone a Trafico Limitato, or ZTL.
In the historic center of Turin (check out the map), between 7:30am and 10.30am, Monday to Friday, all non-authorized vehicles are forbidden from entering any of the ZTL. There are several streets inside the ZTL with longer hours of traffic restriction, and if driving you should look out for the signs which announce the beginning of a ZTL. Each sign automatically photographs the license plate of all vehicles entering and anyone without authorization will be fined up to 100 Euros. If you enter in a hire car, the police will contact the hire company and send a fine to you in the mail.
In Valentino Park, cars are forbidden at all hours, every day. Vehicles loading or unloading goods must do so between 10.30am-12.00pm or 3.00pm-4.30pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10.30-12.00pm only on Saturday.