We're visiting Turin for 4 nights, arriving on a Saturday afternoon and staying near Porta Nuova. I'd appreciate some clarification on the following:
1: At the airport upon arrival, from where do you buy the bus ticket to the city centre? Do all buses stop close to Porta Nuova?
2: Is it true that most shops do not open on Mondays? Do shops therefore open on Sundays? Apart from Via Roma and the streets close by, are there any shopping malls in the city centre?
3: Are there two Hop-on Hop-off bus tours? Does any of these two stop near the Egyptian Museum and the Automobile Museum? Are museums and palaces open every day? Out of all palaces, which is definitely a must-visit (and is it on the Hop-On bus route?) ?
4: How much is a train ride to Val d'Aosta? I know it's a 2 hour ride with one change over - is it worth the journey?? Once you arrive in Aosta, do you just walk into town or do you have to travel into town? If you fancy a visit up a mountain, do you take a cable car from Aosta itself?
5: Unless it's one of the Hop-On stopovers, how do you get to Superga from Porta Nuova?
6: Anything else you would recommend whilst staying in Turin? Ah yes...how about restaurants?? Preferably, genuine & traditional trattoria's, please! :-D
Thanks a million!