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Torino - ITALY

Please come without sharp sword, practice with Iaito!

According to Italian regulations, it is necessary to have a weapon carrying permit to carry a shinken. As a consequence, people entering Italy might encounter problems (a shinken might be seized by airport officials). We suggest that you travel with a iaito.

There will be no problems for using either a iaito or a shinken for the examinations, according to the European regulations.

Turin is the capital of the Piedmont region, in the norht-west of Italy: an important business and cultural centre, Turin was the first capital city of Italy. The city is located mainly on the western bank of the Po River, in front of Susa Valley and surrounded by the western Alpine arch and by the Superga Hill.

Get In


Sandro Pertini International Airport is located in Torino Caselle about 15 kilometres from the city centre (and from the main hotel Pacific Hotel Fortino). You can reach it by train, bus or car.

The railway station is located at a few metres from the airport. The train to ‘GTT Dora Railway Station’ takes approximately 19 minutes and runs from about 5am to 11pm to the airport, and from about 5am to 10pm from the airport. Trains depart every 30 minutes. (+39 011 2165 352, www.gtt.to.it).

Buses to the city centre depart just outside the departures hall and the journey takes about 50 minutes. The buses run from 5.15am to 11pm to the airport and from 6.10am to 12pm from the airport. (+39 011 3000 611, www.sadem.it).

Taxis cost approximately €30-€50 to reach downtown Turin and the journey takes about 30 minutes. Beware of the queues during rush hour traffic. (Pronto Taxi +39 011 57 37, Radio Taxi +39 011 57 30).

Useful Information

  • Address: Pertini International Airport, Turin Caselle
  • Email: Contact form available on the webpage.
  • Phone: +39 011 5676361
  • Website:www.aeroportoditorino.it



There are three airports near Milan: Malpensa, Linate and Orio al Serio (Bergamo). Find out how to get from Milan airports to Torino city centre on the BY BUS section.

Turin has three main railway stations, Porta Nuova, Porta Susa and Lingotto FS.

Porta Nuova –  (3,5 km from the Main Hotel and 5 km from the Palaruffini) Torino Porta Nuova is Italy’s third largest train station Address:  Corso Vittorio Emanuele II.
Porta Nuova has a luggage storage service by the platforms on the ground floor. Prices: €5 for the first five hours per item, then by hour, €0.70. You’ll need to show a photo ID when leaving the luggage; paying upon collection.

Porta Susa – (2,3 km from the Main Hotel and 4 km from the Palaruffini) Porta Susa is Turin’s second largest train station. Address:  Piazza XVIII Dicembre, 8.

Lingotto (8,5 km from the Main Hotel and 4,7 km from the Palaruffini) Address: via Pannunzio, 1.

For more info on train services and timetables visit:

Italy has an excellent network of motorways (autostrada), designated by ‘A’. All motorways are tolled but the strade statali (designated by ‘SS’) are toll free. Speed limits are 130kph (80mph) on motorways, 90/110kph (56/68mph) on country roads and 50kph (30mph) in urban areas.

Both driver and passenger must wear seat belts. The minimum age for driving is 18 years old. All those without an EU licence must carry an International Driving Permit.

Autostrade (tel: +39 840 042 121; www.autostrade.it) provides information on motorway traffic in Italy.

The AA and RAC in Britain, and the AAA in America, have reciprocal agreements with the Automobile Club d’Italia (ACI) (tel: +39 06 491 115; www.aci.it).

The A6 motorway connects Turin to Nice, while the A4 goes to Milan and Venice. The A5 runs north to Geneva and Lausanne.

There are many buses from Milan, Milan airports, Lyon, Genoa.


The connection from Milan Malpensa Airport to the center of Turin is guaranteed by SADEM.

One way trip € 22,00



The connection from Orio al Serio Airport to the center of Turin is guaranteed by SADEM.

One way trip € 25,00