The district of Dora, once a workingmen’s district, has been recovered and converted into a modern and functional area. Particularly, the former Michelin zone was converted into the Dora Park, with a shopping centre, a cinema and subterranean car park.
A part of the former factory Officine Savignano were used to host the seat of the World Design Committee, whereas a project is about to kick off, which aims at creating a trade centre in the area of the factories still to be recovered.
The Media Village was also part of the Olympic Games village, successively converted into residential area. Another attraction coming from recovered buildings is the Environment Park, a technological park dedicated to the environment.
The Chiesa del Santo Volto, which hosts a reproduction of the Sacred Shroud, was made by the Swiss architect Mario Botta. The bell tower was created wrapping up a chimney of the nearby steel factory into a metallic structure. Other seven rose-bricked towers surround the church.
What to see in Turin
» Superga Basilica
» Rivalta Castle
» Cortile del Maglio - ex Arsenale Militare (The coolest and most avant-guard night clubs in Turin)
» Galleria Sabauda - Savoy Gallery
» Mole Antonelliana
» Museo Egizio - Egyptian museum
» Museo dell'automobile - Car museum
» Museo della Sacra Sindone - Museum of Shroud
» Orto Botanico - Botanical Garden
» Palazzo Madama
» The Royal Palace - Palazzo Reale
» Palaisozaki & Punti di Vista
» Archaeological park in the "Quadrilatero"
» Turin platform and the Red Arch (La "Passerella" e l'Arco Rosso)
» Piazza Vittorio
» Dora district: Dora Park; Media Village; Environment Park; Chiesa del Santo Volto
» The Spina Centrale: the fountains-Igloo by Mario Merz; Opera per Torino by Per Kirkeby; Albero Giardino by Giuseppe Pennone
Main Attractions in the surroundings of Turin