"Torino today!", River Po, Turin, Piedmont, Italy

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Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on December 8, 2008

TURIN (TORINO) - The First Capital City of Unified Italy!

Turin (Torino) is a major city as well as a business and cultural centre in Northern Italy, Capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the left bank of the Po River surrounded by the Alpine Arch.

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 and LANCIA, and host of the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Turin was the capital of the Duchy of Savoy from 1563, then of the Kingdom of Sardinia ruled by the Royal House of Savoy and finally the first capital of Unified Italy. It is often referred to as "the Capital of the Alps", "Automobile Capital" and "the Subalpine Capital".

In 1563 Emanuele Filiberto (Iron Head) made Turin the capital of the Duchy of Savoy. From 1861 to 1865 Turin was the first capital city of Unified Italy. The best known building of the city is the Mole Antonelliana (121 metre-high), whose construction began in 1863 and which today houses the National Cinema Museum.

The Palatine Towers are among the best preserved Roman remains in northern Italy.

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist houses the Shroud of Turin, an old linen cloth with an imprint of a man, which is believed by many to be the cloth that covered Jesus in his grave.

Nearby is the former royal residence: the seventeenth-century Palazzo Reale, built for Madama Reale Christine Marie of France.

The Museo Egizio has the most important collection of Egyptian antiquities in the world after the Cairo Museum.

Turin has buildings of great historical and architectural interest: the Savoy Residences. In addition to the Royal Palace (the official residence of the Savoys until 1865) there are many palaces, residences and castles in the city centre and in the surrounding towns. Turin is home to Palazzo Chiablese, the Royal Armoury, the Royal Library, Palazzo Madama, Palazzo Carignano, Villa della Regina, and the **Valentino Castle*.

The complex of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy in Turin and in the nearby cities of Rivoli, Moncalieri, Venaria Reale, Agliè, Racconigi, Stupinigi, Pollenzo and Govone was declared in 1997 a World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

In the hills overlooking the city is the Basilica church of Superga, providing a view of Turin against a backdrop of the snow-capped Alps. The basilica holds the tombs of many of the dukes of Savoy, as well as many of the kings of Sardinia.

Have you ever read the famous books of Emilio Salgari – Sandokan, The Black Corsair, The Pirates of Bermuda, Adventures in the Old Westand others? Do you know that he have never travelled all over the world? And do you know that most of his famous books are written here in Turin in the park along the River Po VALENTINO? Yes, Emilio Salgari spent lots of his time in the Park Valentino staying there under the fresh shadows of the trees in some alone bench!

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Luca Rigato on December 8, 2008

Bellissima, in questi posti ci sono stato, ma sei riuscita a fare veramente una bella foto. Brava.

Reiner Vogeley on December 9, 2008

The bridge is beautiful, fantastic design with great colors!

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Best wishes from Germany, Reiner.

s.silvia on December 11, 2008

Bella! Mi piace! s.silvia

Marco Vanzo on December 12, 2008

Che colori !

in una bellissima inquadratura, brava !

ciao, Marco

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 12, 2008

Поздрави Мими.

Мислех, че би било добра идея да тествате преводач, така че да можете да ми пишете на родния си език, ако желаете.

Аз никога не са съобщени с никого от България, докато не срещнах тук в Panoramio.

Не толкова много години, за съжаление, България е до голяма степен неизвестна страна, под влиянието на Русия режим. Щастлив съм, че сега се ползват от същите свободи, както аз правя.

Надявам се, че преводача прави добро чувство на този текст и аз бих се интересуват от Вашите мнения.

Ако има някаква част от превода, че не разбирам, че е в интересите на двете ни да обсъдим проблема.

Поздрави Мими;>)


Isabel Marques on December 13, 2008

Great work, well done, Mimi. Cheers; Isabel November contest

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on December 15, 2008

Turín (Torino) - La primera capital de la Italia unificada!

Turín (Torino) es una gran ciudad, así como un centro de negocios y cultural en el norte de Italia, capital de la región del Piamonte, enclavada principalmente en la orilla izquierda del río Po, rodeado por los Alpes.

Turín famosa por la casa de la Sábana Santa de Turín, los equipos de fútbol Juventus FC y Torino FC, la sede de los fabricantes de automóviles FIAT y LANCIA, y como sede de los Juegos Olímpicos de Turín 2006.

Turín fue la capital del Ducado de Saboya a partir de 1563, luego del Reino de Cerdeña gobernado por la Casa Real de Saboya y, por último, la primera capital de Italia unificada. A menudo se la conoce como "la Capital de los Alpes", "Capital de Automóviles" y "la Capital Subalpina".

En 1563 Emanuele Filiberto (Jefe de hierro) hizo de Turín la capital del Ducado de Saboya. De 1861 a 1865 Turín fue la primera capital de Italia unificada. El edificio más conocido de la ciudad es la Mole Antonelliana (121 metros de altura), cuya construcción se inició en 1863 y que hoy alberga el Museo del Cine Nacional.

Las Torres Palatine se encuentran entre los restos romanos mejor conservados del norte de Italia.

La Catedral de St Juan el Bautista alberga la Sábana Santa de Turín, una tela de lino antiguo, con una huella de un hombre, que se considera por muchos como la tela que cubrió a Jesús en su tumba.

Muy cerca se encuentra la antigua residencia real: el Palacio Real del siglo XVII, construido para la Dama Real Christine Marie de Francia.

El Museo Egipcio cuenta con la más importante colección de antigüedades egipcias en el mundo después del Museo de El Cairo.

Turín tiene edificios históricos de gran interés arquitectónico: Residencias de los Saboya. Además del Palacio Real (la residencia oficial de los Saboya hasta 1865) hay muchos palacios, castillos y residencias en el centro de la ciudad y en los alrededores de las ciudades. Turín es la sede del Palacio Chiablese, la Armería Real, la Biblioteca Real, Palacio Madama, el Palacio Carignano, Villa de la Regina, y el Castillo Valentino.

El complejo de las residencias de la Casa Real de Saboya en Turín y en las ciudades cercanas de Rivoli, Moncalieri, Venaria Reale, Agliè, Racconigi, Stupinigi, Pollenzo y Govone fue declarada en 1997, Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO.

En las colinas con vistas a la ciudad está la iglesia Basílica de Superga, proporcionando una vista de Turín contra un telón de fondo de los nevados Alpes. La basílica alberga las tumbas de muchos de los duques de Saboya, así como muchos de los reyes de Cerdeña.

¿Alguna vez has leído los famosos libros de Emilio Salgari - Sandokan, El Corsario Negro, Los piratas de las Bermudas, Aventuras en el Antiguo Westand otros? ¿Sabe usted que nunca han viajado por todo el mundo? ¿Y sabes que la mayoría de sus famosos libros se han escrito aquí, en Turín, en el parque a lo largo del río Po VALENTINO? Sí, Emilio Salgari pasó mucho tiempo en el Parque Valentino bajo la fresca sombra de los árboles en algún solitario banco.

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Thanks for this translation again to Víctor Schz de Lara

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Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on December 15, 2008

Grazie per il tuo apprezamento Luca!

Thanks for your very kind comment Reiner!

Grazie mille Silvia!

Vielen Dank für Ihre sehr freundlichen Kommentar Manfred!

Come sempre sei molto gentile Marco, grazie!

James B., I saw this your comment right now. It makes me to smile a little. Of course you can understand it but there are also some mistakes. Here is one of them:

I hope that this translator makes a good sense to this text! :-))))

Howsoever, I would prefer to use English so on this way I could only improve my poor English. :-) As I told you also my computer is for repairing now and I don't know when they will give it back. So, now I am using another one and I don't have here Cyrillic alphabet unfortunately.

Thanks for your kind comment Isabel!

My best wishes, Mimi

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Jim Evans (AXOTA) on December 15, 2008

Mimi your English comes across fine, Perfectly understood, even your jokes I understand ;>)))

A big smile for you too Mimi ;>


Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on December 15, 2008

Thanks James ;-) I am glad to hear that you understand also my jokes. I think we are not here only for work but also for fun, aren't we? :-)

BTW, I translated the text up with my computer head and now when I put in in translator I saw that I did one mistake, I used to instead of on! Wow, you see, I am not perfect, but hope others could understand me. :-)

Big smile to you too!


Victor de Lara on December 16, 2008

Another great view of this beautiful city Mimi. A very bright and worderful shot!

Best regards!

UlrichSchnuerer on December 16, 2008

Hi Mimi, very good, and very blue ;-) I like it!!!

Greetngs, Uli

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on December 16, 2008

Thanks for your very kind comments Victor & Ulrich!

My best wishes for Happy New Year!, Mimi

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© Mustafa ERKEK on December 17, 2008

Exceptional collection. I love it. Congratulations. greetings from istanbul- Turkey

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on December 19, 2008

Thanks you very much for your kind comment Mustafa!

My best wishes for Happy New Year!**, Mimi

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tu-quoque on July 9, 2009

Remarkable photo, wonderful composition - great job

Carlo Orecchia on May 13, 2010

Mimi, splendida foto , piena di luce e di dettagli...che macchina usi? Devo comprarmi uan reflex e sto chiedendo a tutti consigli..

Ciao, Carlo.

romywebb se on May 14, 2010

Hi Mimi what a wonderful picture. And now rainclouds :-) Torini must be a wonderful place and you have a great gallery!!!

Thank you for sharing all these great photos with us.

Greetings again from today rainy Sweden :-)) It is good for my garden.

¤ ¤ R©my ¤ ¤

Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on May 14, 2010

Thanks for your kind comment °tu-quoque°.

Grazie Carlo per la tua visita e commenti. In realta nelle anni ho usato tanti macchini diversi. Ti potrei dare anche qualche consigli. Scriva mi per favore via mio sito web e parliamoci. Sito lo trovo o in mio profilo qua o sotto primo commento in ogni foto.

Thanks Romi for your visit. Yes Torino is really wonderful place for living and also for tourism. There are many castles in the main city and also many others in the surrounding that if one wish to see everything should have some day to stay here. It is raining also here every day and even sometimes a few times of a day so the climate is not friendly in the biggest part of Europe this year. Seems for this is guilty Volcano. ;-)) More that 2 century ago in Europe in the summer was rather cold thanks the same Volcano. Seems also now the story will be similar.

Regards and thanks for visit to all!


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