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Information about TORINO Turin was founded 2300 years ago by the Taurini Gauls, a Celtic tribe. Julius Caesar rebuilt it with the name AUGUSTA TAURINORUM (28 B.C.) as an important military colony, gateway to the western Alps. With the fall of the Roman empire the city was successively conquered by Goths, Lombards and finally Franks who established an earldom. Eventually Turin came under the influence of the Savoy family who ruled Turin until 1536 when it was occupied by the French. The 17th century was Turin's most prolific cultural, architectural and artistic period. During this period it became the creative center of Baroque architecture in Europe. The historical treasures of Turin are testimony of the tenacious dream of all small state the unity of Italy was forged. During the Italian Risorgimento (independence and unification period) Turin became the first capital of the new kingdom of Italy. Torino's industrial development began in the second half of the 19th century. Industry was the key feature in the city's development throughout the 20th century. Today, Torino is a city with a thousand faces: a centre of finance and industry, international trade and a meeting point - but at the same time a city pleasant to live in and one with a unique and unmistakable atmosphere. Crossed by the lovely Po river and surrounded by gentle hills with the glittering snow-capped Alps, just 30 kilometers away, the city is encircled in a protective and imposing embrace and offer breathtaking views in the magical misty mornings or in the fiery sunset skies.
 
Available Trades in TORINO ADVERTISING - MARKETING - COMMUNICATION & GRAPHIC DESIGN
AGRICULTURE - LIVESTOCK - PISCICULTURE & FORESTRY SERVICES
ARCHITECTS - DESIGNERS - ENGINEERS & SURVEYORS
ART - ANTIQUES & HANDICRAFTS
ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANISATIONS
AUDIO-VIDEO - ELECTRONIC & HOUSEHOLD APLLIANCES
BANKING - FINANCING & INSURANCE
BARS - RESTAURANTS - CAFES - CLUBS & CATERING
BUSINESS SERVICES
CHEMICALS & PHARMACEUTICALS
CIVIC CENTRES - LIBRARIES & ARCHIVES
CLOTHING - TEXTILES & ACCESSORIES
CONSTRUCTION & MATERIALS
EDUCATION & TRAINING
ELECTRONICS & ELECTROTHECHNICS
ENERGY - GAS - ELECTRICITY &WATER - SERVICES
ENTERTAINMENT & LEISURE
ENVIRONMENT & RECYCLING
FOOD - BEVERAGE & NEWSAGENTS
FREIGHT TRANSPORT - STORAGE & PACKAGING
FURNITURE & CARPENTRY SERVICES
HEALTH & BEAUTY
HOUSE & GARDEN
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION - MANUFACTURING & SUPPLIERS
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS
JEWELLERS & WATCHMAKERS
LEGAL SERVICES
MECHANIC - HYDRAULIC & PNEUMATIC INDUSTRY
MEDICINE & MEDICAL SERVICES
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MUSIC - LITERARY - ARTISTIC & CULTURAL ACTIVITES
OFFICE SUPPLIERS & SERVICES
OPTICIANS & HEARING AIDS
PHOTOGRAPHY
PUBLISHING & PRINTING
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RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES & FUNERAL SERVICES
SALES & SERVICES - MAIL ORDER & E-SHOPPING
SCIENCE - INVESTIGATION & DEVELOPMENT
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ITALIA

General Information
Capital: Rome
Area: 301,230 km2
Population: 60,157,214 (April 2009).
Electricity: 230 volts AC, 50Hz
IDD: +39
Emergency number: 112/113
Timezone: +1 Hr (+2 Hrs MAR-OCT)

Language
Language: Italian (official), German (parts of Trentino-Alto Adige region), French (minority in Valle d'Aosta region), Slovene (minority in the Trieste-Gorizia area).

Government
Government: Republic

Religion
Religion: 90% Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim

Health
Health: The following vaccinations are recommended: Tetanus.

Currency
Currency: Euro (EUR) 1.00 = 100 Cents

Exchange Rate
Exchange Rate: All 100.00 USD = 66.8534 EUR GBP = 110.480 EUR CHF = 66.1543 EUR

Business Hours
Business Hours: Mon-Fri: 09.00-17.00

Speed Limit
Speed Limit: Cities: 50 km/h, Country roads: 90/110 km/h, Motorways: 130 km/h

Traffic
Traffic: Traffic drives on the right. Minimum age 18 years.

Driving License
Driving License: EU pink format licences are valid in Italy but old-style green licences (without photos) must be accompanied by an International Driving Permit.

National Holidays
National holidays: Jan 1 New Year"s Day, Jan 6 Epiphany, Easter Monday (variable), Apr 25 Liberation Day, May 1 Labor Day, Aug 15 Assumption Day, Nov 1 All Saints" Day, Dec 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec 25/26 Christmas Day/St. Stephen"s Day

Climate
Climate: Predominantly Mediterranean; Alpine in far north; hot, dry in south

Temperatures
 
Temperatures:
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
A781114182225252116129
P7162575146371521639912993
S44678911108644
A=Aver. Daily Temp. (C)
P=Precipitation (mm)
S=Sunshine (Hrs/Month)

Mobile Network
Mobile Network: GSM 900 / 1800/ 3G 2100 & HSPA

GPS
GPS: 41 54 N, 12 29 E

Shopping Hours
Shopping Hours: Mon-Sat: 08.30-12.30 and 15.30-19.30. Food shops are often closed Wednesday afternoon.


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