Olympics helped transform Turin into European hot spot

10/21/2008 | NYTimes.com

Before Turin, Italy, hosted the 2006 Winter Olympics, it was known as the home of Fiat with little to draw visitors. The Games helped Turin boost its game to become a cosmopolitan city featuring artisanal food and cutting-edge design. Factories have become art galleries, and the capital of Piedmont is starting to capitalize on its local specialties, including Barolo wines, cheeses and white Alba truffles.

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