Turin in a sunny sunday

Turin (Piazzetta Reale & the Mole Antonelliana) in a sunny sunday

Our contributor Silvia was in Turin last weekend and she reccomends a wonderful initiative: the tethered hot-air balloon rides called Turin Eye!
Turin in recent years has been deeply transformed and renovated thanks to municipality’s big investments and efforts. The Turin Eye in Borgo Dora is one of the best way to enjoy the new vision of the city from above.

the Turin Eye @ Turin the Turin Eye & the view from the Mole Antonelliana @ Turin

Every day, when weather conditions will be good, the air balloon will gain height, rising up to 150 meters in height for about twenty minutes. Citizens and tourists from around the world will be able to (re)discover the city  from an original and unexpected point of view.
The Turin Eye will be also accessible to people with disabilities. In the garden dedicated to the memory of Cardinal Michele Pellegrino it will be possible to find the ballon’s engine, the ticket office and a space dedicated to children’s visit.

Turin Eye
Giardino Cardinale Pellegrino
Piazza Borgo Dora 1, Turin
for any specific information: +39.011.4367033

opening times from the 27th of January to the 2th of February 2014:
Mon – Tue – Fri from 14.00 to 17.25
Wed – Thu closed
Sat – Sun from 10.30 to 12.55 & from 13.45 to 17.25
(for future opening times, please check on www.turineye.com)

(photo credits: Silvia Gramegna; for info: www.mongolfieratorino.it and www.turineye.com)