Located 90 minutes from the ski resorts in the Italian Alps, Turin is a great city base for those looking for adventure sports holidays. It was host to the 2006 Winter Olympics and boasts a world-class football scene. On top of that there’s masses of culture and history and some fabulous food, plus easy access to the wider Piedmont and Alps regions.
Adventure Sports Hotels in Turin
There is a wide variety of accommodation in Turin, from modern hotels with swimming pools, gyms and spas, to charming fully-equipped lodgings in art nouveau buildings. As the host city of the 2006 Winter Olympic Games – known as Torino 2006 – Turin hosted key events such as the 20km biathlon, ice hockey and speed skating. There is a selection of modern sport hotels built for the games near Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, which held the opening and closing ceremonies, and near the Olympic Village. The Mirafiore district houses the modern Palasport Tazzoli ice skating and ice hockey arenas.
Stay Near the Stadio Olimpico
Located in the urban Santa Rita district south of the city centre, the Olympic Stadium is the city's main sports arena and the home ground of Torino FC. It's a 15-minute tram ride from the attractions in the city centre, or you can hop on one of the many buses and trams which run between the stadium and Porta Nuova train station. From Porta Nuova you can also pick up rail services to the ski resorts in the Alps.
Dining & Nightlife in Turin
After a day exploring Turin's sporting attractions, wander back to your Turin hotel for a relaxing drink, or try one of the many aperitivo bars in one of the city's charming squares. Try the grand Piazza Castello or Piazza San Carlo – or if you’re looking for nightlife, head to the vibrant San Salvario district, which lies south of Centro. Many of the neighbourhood’s bars and live music clubs stay open until the early hours.
Turin is a great city for sports fans, with plenty of sports facilities in the city centre and easy access to outdoor adventures in the Alps. Use Expedia’s search filters to find your ideal adventure sport hotel in Turin.