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Life in Turin

How's life in Turin?

Turin is a city and second major business (after Milan) and cultural centre in northern Italy, capital of the Piedmont region, located mainly on the left bank of the Po River, in front of Susa Valley and surrounded by the western Alpine arch. The population of the city proper is around one million, while the population of the urban area is estimated to be 1.7 million inhabitants.

With its fine, aristocratic atmosphere, old world sophisticated shops, grand boulevards and palaces, leafy parks, several art galleries and world known museums, Turin is an increasingly popular city.

The ETF is located in the quiet hills of Turin, and despite efficient public transport in the city centre, having a car makes your life definitively easier to come to work.

Turin is an important city of technology and industry. There are other sectors in which the city stands out, such as the Gianduiotto's production (Turin's chocolate specialty). Turin is also the location of some (even if limited) international firms.

Turin is home to one of Italy's oldest universities, the University of Turin, which still ranks among the best universities in Italy. Another established university in the city is the Polytechnic University of Turin, that ranks among Top 50 universities in the world and n.1 in Italy ("Academic Ranking of World Universities" published by the Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, in engineering, technology and computer science fields). The business school ESCP Europe, ranked among the 10 best business schools in Europe, also has a campus in Turin. There is also an international school, the IST (12 km from Turin) and a French one, the Lycée Jean Giono. In addition, in recent years some English language education institutions have been opened such as St. John International University (20 km from Turin, the International University College of Turin and the Buddies Elementary School.

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