Michael was educated at London University and the Free University of West Berlin and is a former Member of the European Parliament.
Michael has travelled extensively throughout Europe and Asia.
He writes and lectures on European politics and divides his time between his native Lancashire and Evian-les-Bains, France.
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Strolling around Turin
Even among my friends who are devotees of Italy, Turin rarely gets a mention and I confess it didn’t appear on my Italian itinerary until three years ago when our daughter moved to Turin. Our appreciation of this stylish city grows with each visit.
Turin makes an ideal short break and as an introduction do try this easy walk which will give you a flavour, literally, and tempt you to return. It’s almost a straight line so you cannot get lost.
|the Gran Madre di Dio cathedral|
Take a right into Via Montebello to see the “Mole”, one of the most eccentric buildings in Europe. Originally planned to be Europe’s largest synagogue, it now houses the National Museum of Cinema. The interior has a leisurely spiral pathway past scenes from famous Italian films. Feeling peckish? Take a chance for a taste of Turin’s great treat for foodies “Eataly” which has a café and deli in the Mole. But more of “Eataly”later.
|Museo del Risorgimento|
The walk can be done in reverse direction with the advantage that you get a spectacular view of the sun setting over the Alps from Santa Maria.
Time for one excursion? An hour’s drive from Turin is the UNESCO world heritage site of the Langhe wine growing region. I was charmed to discover Barolo is a tiny, pretty village as well as a wine, best seen from the balcony viewpoint in La Morra. La Morra has several small restaurants serving the local regional speciality of ravioli “agnolotti alla piemontese”
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