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Magpies Guide to Turin - 7th September 2011

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Bianconeri Roof

The Bianconeri are preparing to begin life in their new home, starting with Thursday night’s grand opening ceremony. English side Notts County are to provide the opposition, a club Juventus have always enjoyed a close bond with since adopting the black and white stripes in 1903.

Everyone at Juventus Football Club are looking forward to welcoming the Magpies to Turin, and to make the experience even more enjoyable, we’ve prepared a guide containing all essential information for visiting supporters.

The Stadium

Juventus' new stadium is located on Strada Comunale di Altessano 131 in Turin. It's ideally position in relation to the main roads, and can be easily reached by car or public transport.

By Car

From Milan: take the A4 motorway to Turin. After passing the Rondissone tollbooth, follow the signs for Bardonecchia-Frejus on the SS11 and then the E55. Follow the northern ring-road, and take the exit for Venaria-Stadio. Follow the signs for Venaria-Druento. Turn right onto Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi and continue along Strada Comunale di Altessano until you reach the stadium.

From Turin: take the ring-road then the A55 motorway heading towards Milan-Aosta.
Take the exit for Stadio-Venaria, then follow the signs for Torino-Druento.
Turn right onto Corso Alessandria, then left onto Via Druento. Continue as far as the junction with Strada Comunale di Altessano.

By Public Transport

From outside Turin: Juventus' new stadium can be easily reached by train from every part of the country. When you arrive in Turin, take the underground from Porta Nuova or Porta Susa station to Bernini. From there on match days special shuttles go back and forth to the stadium.

From the Centre:

- UNDERGROUND + SHUTTLE: from the stations of Porta Nuova and Porta Susa (18 Dicembre Underground station), take the underground towards Fermi and get out at Bernini. On match days, Shuttle 9 leaves from there directly for the stadium. Coming back, the last departure is 45 minutes after the end of the match.

- BUS: You can reach the stadium by bus every day, travelling on numbers 62, 72, 72 and 75.

If you don't have a public transport season ticket, you can buy a simple city ticket for €1. It's valid for one underground journey, plus all buses and trams, for 70 minutes from the time of validation (stamp it on the first vehicle you board).

 The City

Turin (Torino) is the economic and social hub of Italy’s Piemonte (Piedmont) province. It is located in the north-west of the country and lies close to the Alps. Despite having a reputation as an exclusively industrial area - most famous as being the home of car manufacturer Fiat - there are many cultural attractions to be found in the Italy’s first historic capital. 

The attractive city centre boasts a selection of fine shops, restaurants and cafes, ideal for soaking up the relaxed atmosphere on offer. Piazza Castello forms the heart of tourist Turin, its pedestrianised square features benches, small fountains and the Palazzo Reale – a magnificent 17th century structure which was home to the Dukes of Savoy, the Kings of Sardinia, and of the Kings of Italy until 1865.

Culture plays an important part of the city’s life, with some 150 different museums and galleries available for visitors to enjoy. The Museo Egizio (Egyptian Museum) is renowned across Europe for its priceless Egyptian treasures, and is housed in a huge baroque palace just off Piazza San Carlo. For art lovers, there’s the Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (Via Magenta) and the Museo Civico d'Arte Antica (Piazza Castello).

For those who are interested in film the Mole Antonelliana (Via Montebello) is one of the city’s most iconic landmarks and contains the Museo Nazionale del Cinema (National Museum of Cinema). A panoramic lift allows visitors to take in some expansive views of the city.

As far as nightlife is concerned, a wide selection of bars and restaurants can be found in the Quadrilatero and Piazza Vittorio parts of the city.

Did you know?      

- The city hosted the Winter Olympic Games in 2006.

- Turin is renowned as the setting for the original film of The Italian Job, starring Michael Caine.

- The Mole Antonelliana was once the highest brick building in the world.

All associated with Juventus Football Club wish Notts County fans a very enjoyable stay in Italy.

Historical Note:

8th September, many debuts to remember

Juventus 1957 Team

Juve’s new stadium will open on a date already special for the club. September 8 is a day which marks the debuts of four popular players who take their place among the 50 legends: Omar Sivori, John Charles, Romeo Benetti and Pietro Anastasi.

The first important bow was made in 1957. Umberto Agnelli had his sights firmly set on building a new Juventus side, aiming to purchase world class players who would make their mark. All eyes were on the Omar Sivori – John Charles strike partnership and how Argentina and Wales could combine to restore the Bianconeri to glory. The first championship game of the season, at the Stadio Comunale against Verona, saw the duo make their first appearances, joined by goalkeeper Carlo Mattrel and Bruno Nicolè. The president’s trust paid off, with Brocic’s men winning 3-2 through goals from Boniperti, Sivori and Charles. The goalscorers would go on to achieve many successes together – starting with the 1957/58 championship won with an eight point cushion.

Eleven years later, in 1968, another selection of fine Bianconeri players made their first competitive appearances. Italy had just celebrated another European Championship success on home soil and the season got underway with the Italian Cup. Juventus faced Cesena in the first round, playing out a goalless draw. Pietro Anastasi, one of the summer’s international heroes (finding the target in the final against Yugoslavia) made his debut. He would go on to become one of the key members of a highly successful side in the 1970s. Romeo Benetti began the first of his two spells in Turin while Helmut Haller got his five-year association with Juventus underway.

Sivori, Charles, Anastasi and Benetti: four legends united by victories and the date of 8th September. A day which, from today, will be made even more special for Juventus and the club’s fans.

Pietro Anastasi and Romeo Benetti will be able to celebrate this important anniversary in the new stadium, taking their place in the parade of the stars to have their names permanently tied to the Bianconeri’s new home.

Omar Sivori and John Charles have sadly passed away, but their names and achievements will never desert the memories of Juventus fans.

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