Practical information

To facilitate your attendance, preferential rates have been negotiated at the hotels available on the following link :

Public transport
Underground: Metro Line 1, Vinzaglio or Porta Susa stops
Bus/Tram: view the public transport map

Railway stations
Porta Susa: 4 min by car, 12 min on foot, Metro line 1, Vinzaglio stop
Porta Nuova: 7 min by car, Metro line 1, Vinzaglio stop
Lingotto: 10 min by car, Metro line 1, Vinzaglio stop

There are two public underground car parks nearby: in Corso Stati Uniti 44 and Corso Bolzano 47/A

The 'Sandro Pertini' international airport is just 18 km away


1. Torino Airport
The international airport is about 16 km from the city centre, about half an hour’s drive, and has a good transport connection to the town centre, both by bus and train, as well as taxis.

Getting to Torino from the airport:
By bus – the centre of Torino is easily reachable in 30 minutes using the ARRIVA bus service.
By train - The railway sfmA operated by GTT links the airport to Turin is affected by interruptions and changes due to the works for the construction of the railway link Passante Ferroviario in Turin. Further information on GTT
By taxi – the taxi area is located at the exit of the arrivals terminal and reach the city centre in about 30/45 minutes.www.

2. Milano Malpensa International Airport
This airport is located at about 100 kms from Torino and offers daily international flights.

Getting to Torino from Malpensa International Airport:
By bus – daily connections with Torino with 2 shuttle services:
Journey time 2 hours approximately.
By Train - It is possible to reach Milano Central railway station from the airport with various connections and then by train to Torino
For more information on the trains from Milano Central railway station to Torino railway station please visit the following websites:

GTT - Gruppo Torinese Trasporti ( ) runs Torino’s urban transport service with an efficient network of buses, trams, railways and an automatic underground line.

For a map of the public transport options in Torino, please consult the following link:

Torino is excited to welcome the Cities Forum 2023 and hundreds of participants from all over Europe, and is looking forward to offering the opportunity to reflect on new visions and ideas for the future of cities.

But, why Torino?

The recent history of Torino is the emblem of what a city in continuous transformation means. With an urban fabric that started to rapidly grow from the post-Second World war, overcoming borders and administrative divisions to become a veritable metropolitan area, it found itself facing a completely different situation from the 1990s. Heavily impacted by the industrial crisis, the city had to deal with the dismissal of 10 million sqm of productive areas, corresponding to 8% of the total municipal land, and the loss of hundreds of thousands of inhabitants.

The challenge was then not only to give back life to the dismissed areas, but to bring to light old and new vocations, opportunities, identities for the city.

Thanks to European investments, national and local development programs, and to the initiative of private operators, more than 5 million sqm of former industrial areas have been redeveloped so far into new spaces with a strong focus on higher education and research, technological development, creativity and innovation.

Did you know?

Maybe you didn’t know that Torino was founded in Roman times and still keeps visible memories of its past in the Roman area of Porta Palatina, one of the ancient access points to the city.

Most likely you didn’t know that Torino, in 1861 was proclaimed the first Capital of the unified Italy, hosting its first Parliament.

Certainly you are more familiar with the image of Torino as the capital of the Italian automotive industry, being the headquarters of the FIAT car factory for most of the XX Century.

And coming to more recent years, you probably suffered and cheered with your national athletes during the 2006 Winter Olympic Games hosted in Torino.

These many souls reveal a city which has gone through big transformations along the centuries. Transformations that influenced the composition of its society, its cultural and economic ambitions, the physical design of its streets and buildings.

As an expression in itself of continuous transformation, Torino strongly feels the need to share and discuss the future of cities and local communities, in an historic moment where global challenges and uncertainties require more than ever a collective effort to find shared solutions.

From 15 to 19 March all Cities Forum participants will be offered a free ticket and a reduced ticket for one accompanying person to visit the Museums of the Fondazione Torino Musei.

Fondazione Torino Musei conserves and manages the historical and artistic heritage of the City of Torino.
Its mission is to preserve heritage, shape research, exhibit and communicate art collections and historical monuments, making them open and accessible to the public, thereby serving the community.

The museums managed by the Foundation are:

Palazzo Madama - Museum of Ancient Art
Opening Hours

GAM - Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art
Opening Hours

MAO - Asian Art Museum
Opening Hours

On the occasion of the 162th Anniversary of the Unity of Italy, which dates back to 17th March 1861, the National Museum of Italian Risorgimento welcomes the Cities Forum participants with a free ticket and a reduced ticket for one accompanying person from 15 to 19 March. It is a unique occasion to visit the first Italian Parliament hosted in Palazzo Carignano and its remarkable collections.

National Museum of Italian Risorgimento
Opening Hours

Other museums offer reduced ticket fares to the Cities Forum participants:

La Venaria Reale

The National Museum of Cinema

MAUTO - National Automobile Museum

Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli

Museo Lavazza

OGR Torino is an international hub of 35,000 square meters in the heart of Turin, dedicated to contemporary culture, innovation and business acceleration. In its OGR Tech spaces it sets up a whole growth and innovation community where applied research, startups and scaleups, SMEs and large corporations meet in a creative and dynamic environment, a network in dialogue with business excellence on an international scale. Since 2017, open and inclusive space, it welcomes visitors to OGR Cult with site-specific art exhibitions, musical events and projects developed with international partners. A constantly renewing hub that invites everyone to discover it.


1. FOOD FOR GOOD. From meetings to solidarity - The surplus of food will be collected and redistributed. For more information visit:

2. Cities Forum 2023 is a paperless event. Please consider bringing your agenda on your digital devices and avoid printing it.

3. We encourage sustainable urban mobility. All participants at Cities Forum will receive a public transport ticket for the 2 days of the event.