THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMENS 10° trofeo MA-BO
From 07/10 to 07/16
Surface: Clay outdoor
Prize money: $ 25,000
Tournament location: Nord Tennis Sport Club ASD – Corso Appio Claudio 116, Torino, 10146 Italy
How to arrive: Nord Tennis is a tennis club located at about 5 km from Turin’s old town (15 min driving). You could get in by tramway too (take Nr.13 from Piazza Castello stop). From Caselle Intl Airport you will need of a 20/25 minutes taxi ride because it is far about 17 km from tennis courts.
Past champions: 2016 Dalila Jakupovic – 2015 Alize Lim – 2014 Yuliana Lizarazo – 2013 Claudia Giovine
Entry list: Marie Bouzkova (Cze) – Sofia Shapatava (Geo) – Katarzyna Piter (Pol) – Georgia Brescia (Ita) – Dejana Radanovic (Srb) – Alize Lim (Fra) – Ankita Raina (Ind) – Jessica Pieri (Ita) – Julia Grabher (Aut) – Camilla Rosatello (Ita)
THE TOWN: Turin is a city and an important business and cultural centre in northern Italy, capital of the Piedmont region and was the first capital city of Italy. The population of the city proper is 892,649 (August 2015) while the population of the urban area is estimated by Eurostat to be 1.7 million inhabitants. The city has a rich culture and history, and is known for its numerous art galleries, restaurants, churches, palaces, opera houses, piazzas, parks, gardens, theatres, libraries, museums and other venues. Turin is well known for its Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neo-classical, and Art Nouveau architecture. It hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Lonely Planet on Turin:“There’s a whiff of Paris in Turin’s elegant tree-lined boulevards and echoes of Vienna in its stately art nouveau cafes, but make no mistake – this elegant, Alp-fringed city is utterly self-possessed. The innovative Torinese gave the world its first saleable hard chocolate, perpetuated one of its greatest mysteries (the Holy Shroud), popularised a best-selling car (the Fiat) and inspired the black-and-white stripes of one of the planet’s most iconic football teams (Juventus).
Turin also gave the world Italy as we now know it: Piedmont, with its wily Torinese president, the Count of Cavour, was the engine room of the Risorgimento (literally ‘the Resurgence’, referring to Italian unification). Turin also briefly served as Italy’s first capital and donated its monarchy – the venerable, possibly past it, House of Savoy – to the newly unified Italian nation in 1861.”
TOP 5 ATTRACTIONS:
- Mole Antonelliana
- Egyptian Museum
- Piazza Castello
- Valentino Park
- Superga Basilica
BEST PLACES TO STAY:
- Hotel Urbani. This excellent *** hotel, rated 8,4 on Booking, rises next to Porta Nuova Train Station in the heart of Turin and is a 2-minute walk from the airport bus terminal. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. Rooms (prices from 60€ per night) are comfortable and well equipped, each featuring a private bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries. You will also find an LED TV with satellite channels and a minibar. The continental breakfast is included.
- NH Collection Torino Piazza Carlina. Wonderful 4 stars hotel NH Collection Torino Piazza Carlina, rated 9,2 on Booking, is located in a 17th-century building in Turin’s historic centre. It features two rooftop terraces, the free WiFi and an excellent restaurant. The elegant en suite rooms all offer satellite TV, coffee machine, parquet floors, and an electric kettle. All are soundproofed and air-conditioned, and have handmade furniture. Prices from 161€ with breakfast included.
- Principi di Piemonte. Hotel Principi di Piemonte provides luxurious, modern rooms right in the center of Turin, less than a 5 minute walk from the Egyptian Museum. Rated 9,1 on Booking, in it you will enjoy an excellent service, an onsite spa, an elegant bar with great views of central Turin and a gourmet restaurant. Rooms are beautifully decorated and spacious. They come with large LCD TVs with Sky satellite channels and Wi-Fi access. Free newspapers are provided. The daily rate for a 25 mq2 deluxe double room starts from 171€ with superb breakfast included in the price.