Parks and gardens Turin Reviews
Feb 11, 2006
Along the banks of the city's rivers many parks and gardens are located.They reach an overall surface of 15,500,000 m2, approximately 16 m2 per inhabitant, the highest average throughout Italy.
Turin's parks are 25: on the Po's south bank you can visit the historical Valentino park (500,000 m2), the city's "lungs", whilst the Dora runs through the Pellerina, the biggest urban park in Italy with its 930,000 m2. The woods, instead, occupy an overall area of 16 km2, concentrated mostly on the surrounding hills.
Over 150,000 trees, belonging to approximately 85 different species, are situated within the city's parks and gardens.
Turin is characterised also by about 320 km of tree lined boulevards for an overall total of approx. 65,000 plants, among which 20,000 plane-trees, 8,000 lime-trees, 4,000 maple-trees, 3,500 horse-chest-nuts, 3,000 nettle-trees (white elms),
2,500 Siberian elms, etc…
Part of the Torino, Olimpic Winter Games 2006 travel blog
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