The province of Torino was renamed in December 2014 and is now known as the Metroplitan City of Turin. It covers an area of 6,830 sq.km and borders France to the west, the region of Aosta to the north, the provinces of Biella, Vercelli, Alessandria and Asti to the east and the province of Cuneo to the south.
Province of Torino, Piedmont
Along its northern borders, next to the region of Aosta, the province of Torino contains part of the Gran Paradiso massif and the highest peak is just over four thousand metres. There are several wildlife reserves within the borders of this province, including the Gran Paradiso National Park and the Sacro Monte Natural Reserve.
There is plenty of employment in this province with the production and export of cars, machinery and metal products.
Turin Cathedral - Photo: moi-même
The capital city of the province is Turin with the second city being Moncalieri.
Palazzina Stupinigi, Nichelino - Photo: Ziosteo
Other main towns in the province of Torino are:
- Settimo Torinese
- Venaria Reale