Travel to Juventus & Stadio Olimpico di Torino
Important Note: Juventus is currently using the Stadio Olimpico only while the stadium the team actually owns, Stadio delle Alpi, is being restored. The work is in limbo at the moment, with restorations not even expected to be completed until 2011.
Getting There & Away
Turin is a big city in northwestern Italy, and since it played host to the 2006 Winter Olympics its profile on the world stage has risen. In addition to having its own airport, it’s only a short trip from one of the biggest airline hubs in the country as well. This means that catching a live game starring Gigi Buffon and Alessandro Del Piero is pretty easy.
Sandro Pertini Turin Airport (TRN), also called Caselle Airport, is about 15km from the city center (and more than 20km from the Stadio Olimpico) and there are regular trains and buses that connect the airport to Turin’s train stations. The train will cost you about €3, while the bus is about €5, and a taxi into the city center would run roughly €25. Some of the airlines serving Turin are easyJet, Ryanair, Lufthansa, Eurofly, and British Airways.
Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) is actually not far from Turin, and because it’s one of the main airline hubs in Italy you may find not only more flight options but cheaper flights as well. There’s a regular bus service which connects Malpensa with Turin’s city center – the trip is about two hours and will cost you about €20.
There are two big train stations in Turin – Porta Nuova and Porta Susa – but it’s the smaller Lingotto station that’s practically next door to the Stadio Olimpico. You can catch regular trains or buses from either Porta Nuova or Porta Susa to the Lingotto station, and from there it’s only a short walk to the stadium. If you’re coming into Turin from farther away than one of the small neighboring towns, you’re most likely to arriave at Porta Nuova.
From Piazza Castello in central Turin, head southwest on Via Pietro Micca. This angled street will come to an intersection with Via Cernaia, where you’ll turn right. Turn left on Corso Vinzaglio, which will turn into Corso Duca degli Abruzzi. You’ll cross an open space, after which this road will become Corso 4 Novembre. Eventually, you will see the stadium in front of you – parking lots are around the stadium, and there is also some neighborhood parking available.