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Gia-Gina Across the Pond

So I've decided to follow my husband to his native Italy. Follow our adventures as we eat, drink, travel, adapt to and explore this remarkable country. Part food blog, part photo blog but mostly my rants and raves. After our two years in Italy, we relocated across the Atlantic "pond" and are back in the States.

Friday, March 04, 2005

Facts about Turin

I’ve been watching CNN everyday and now seem updated on world news, Asian news, Arabic news and International weather. There has been a real cold snap in Europe, southern Spain, Valencia and Spain (famous for oranges) got a belting of snow. Rome even received some flurries. Today the sun is shining and all the snow has melted off out terrace.
Conversion of Celsius to Fahrenheit:
° C------> ° F °
Subtract 2
Multiply by 2
Add 30
27° C
50+30=80° F

Having all the free time in the world, I thought I would post a few interesting facts about Turin and Northern Italy:
Turin is in the region of Piedmont, 2 hours from France and Switzerland, 1 ½ hours from Milan and 5 ½ hours from Rome by car. Piedmont is famous for its wines, chocolates, truffles, coffee and gorgeous views.
Turin is famous for its industry and for the Shroud of Turin, a 14 foot wide/3.5 feet long piece of woven cloth that is supposed to bear the impression of Christ.
For emergencies dial 113 for the ambulance dial 118.
Turin is to be the host city for the 2006 Winter Olympics and there is much construction being completed to get the city ready.
For more info. Check out the following link:


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