Turin was one of the most important cities in Italy and a major economic and political hub for Europe. Nowadays it has lost some of its geopolitical influence, but remains one of the most important cities, in the very wealthy Northern Italy. If you have ever been there and wondered what the best parts are and where the richest of the rich live in Turin, we have some answers for you. Keep on reading for the richest areas of Turin:
On the West Bank of the river Po, you will find the San Salvario district of Turin. Here you will find some of the most notable landmarks of the city, like Castello del Valentino, Parco del Valentino, and Borgo Medievale. It’s an old and historical area that is often frequented by tourists and students alike. There is a lot to do here, especially in the evening, so if you want to have some fun in one of the best neighborhoods of Turin, this is the best place to visit.
Just to the west of San Salvario, you will find Crocetta. It’s a very green and residential district and once again, you will find many students here. It’s also a center for art, with the Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art and the Fitzlab art center. If you want to look at some art all day and drink a couple of Negronis with the local hipsters, this is the best area in town to do it. It’s also right by the Porta Nuova, in case you need to travel by train.
On the east side of the river Po, you will find the wealthy Cavoretto district. This is a very suburban and residential area, a little way from the city itself. There isn’t much to do or see here for tourists, but the wealthy residents of Turin choose to live here to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are a lot of houses here, as opposed to the usual apartment locks that you will find in the other areas of the city. If you want to live in a more spacious place, this is the best neighborhood for you.
As with most European cities, the city center of Turin is the most expensive part of town. Most of the rich people prefer not to live here, but there is a lot to do and see for tourists. If you’re only visiting Turin for a couple of days, you most certainly want to stay here. The Piazza Solferino, Palazzo Madama, and the Porta Palatina are all located here, as well as the most popular and fancy bars and restaurants in the town.