Biking Italy Tour, Day 5: Turin

Fifth day of travelling for me yesterday, with first wake up in Turin city.
I woke up early in the morning to go out and have a cheap breakfast, and I’ve sadly figured out that in these days mornings aren’t that hot. 15 degrees are too few ffor me 🙁
I’ve bought my stuff from an automated vending machine and I came back to start my daily activities, just after a taste of good Lavazza coffee, commercial partner of Attic Hostel.

The hostel’s living room

Travel Blogger’s life

Now, without writing out so much details because I could be boring for somebody, I have to admit that in these first days of blogging I have revalued my opinion about the complexity of this kind of works. Honestly I believed that it would have been easier and less onerous. I have discovered that to update daily an online travel diary, create multilingual contents, build up even amateur movies and add slightly edited photos you need a lot of time. Not considering that the blog also needs more and numerous other activities for advertising, optimization, networking and sharing.
I have to say that, apart from a small lunch break from 2 PM to 2.30 PM, I wasn’t able to close my computer until 4 PM.

SoloAround.com travel blog 🙂

However not bad at all, in the living of the hostel the staying was really comfortable. How many guests here are saying, the atmosphere is so familiar that you feel like home in their place.
Talking about this, I also had the opportunity of have a lunch with the owner’s family, as you can see from the daily video, noting how much love for hospitality is not only a business attitude for who is doing this kind of jobs. My best compliments.
I take this opportunity to describe the whole structure.

Attic Hostel, Turin

The Attic Hostel is an elegant hostel located a few meters from the Porta Nuova train station in Turin.
The location is extremely charming, obtained from an attic in an ancient palace situated in Piazza Paleocapa.

The front side of Attic Hostel in Piazza Paleocapa, Turin

Getting into the building, you can reach the entrance at the fifth floor of the palace by using a comfortable elevator. Here you are immediatly welcomed in the beautiful living room of the hostel.
This business has a very particular story: Carlo and Silvana, the owners, are a couple of architects whose in a moment of change in their life, have decided to mix their skills about structuring and furnishing premises with the passion about hospitality, creating Attic Hostel in March of 2017.

The entrance of the hostel

Spaces are rich of details, and the ambient gives to the guests good feelings, even to people that are not so usual with staying in a hostel.
There are different kind of rooms, single, doube and small dorms.

Double room

One nice feature of this place is about castle beds situated in every dorm: they are the result of a design project made by the owners and artigianally realized by a local blacksmith, really charming touch for the whole situation.

Dorm with castle beds

Turin

As described before I had an intense day full of content-making activities, so I didn’t had so much time to explore the city of Turin.
So I decided for a small tour by foot of a couple of hours, making a classic touristic itinerary that made me visit, in chronological order:
Piazza San Carlo
Piazza Castello, Palazzo Madama e Palazzo Reale
Mole Antonelliana
Piazza Vittorio Veneto
Murazzi del Po

Palazzo Madama, Piazza Castello,Torino

These zones and the nearby monuments are the icons of Piedmontese chief town, historical symbols not only for the city but of the entire nation, and I’ve wanted to make you able to reach the stateliness and the beautiness of these sites filming them with long shots inside the 360 degrees daily video, in order to let you calmly scroll the frame for the best possible experience in viewing the architectural and cultural show.

Palazzo Reale, Piazza Castello, Torino

Video and music

In today’s video I’m starting with a little panoramic view inside the Attic Hostel, including a bit of the shared lunch had with the staff; after that I show you the best squares and monuments all over Turin. The soundtrack is the song “Maggie” singed by piedmontese artist Sergio Moses, who’s in Spotify with the album “Fuori di me”.

That’s all for today, I’m going to reach Milan, first with a train from Turin to Vercelli and next with this bicycle itinerary:

See ya tomorrow 🙂