When we think ‘Italy’, it’s the ancient ruins of Rome, the fabulous art and churches of Florence, and the unique city of Venice and its canals that spring to mind. But Turin, at the foothills of the Alps, has an appealing low-key elegance and a fair share of history to offer visitors and it makes a perfect weekend destination.
What’s more, it has become a hub of Ryanair, whose planes dominate the runway and it’s possible to find a ridiculously cheap Turin flight if you’re flexible on dates and keep an eye on their website (ryanair.com)
The budget Irish airline flies direct to Turin from London Stansted and Dublin. Ryanair currently has an offer on outward flights from Stansted to Turin for £9 for travel between the 3rd of October and the 11th of December. The offer applies to flights between Mondays and Thursdays.
We searched their website and found a return Turin flight departing on the 13th of October from Stansted and returning a week later, for £44.66 including taxes and charges.
We also found a cheap flight with British Airways (ba.com) from London Gatwick to Turin departing on the 25th of October from £49 and returning on the 8th of November from £39 including taxes and charges.
Now is a great time to book a Turin flight and visit the city in the year commemorating the 150th anniversary of the unification of the Kingdom of Italy. Turin is the birthplace of Vittorio Emanuele II, the new Kingdom’s first monarch, and its first parliament was held in the city’s imposing Palazzo Carignano (5 Via Accademia della Scienze).