With its 30-meter wide front arcade that stretches for 150 meters, Torino Porta Nuova is Italy’s third most important station. Strategically located in the heart of Turin’s urban fabric, between the city center’s uptown streets and the lively nightlife district of San Salvario, Porta Nuova fully embodies the city’s dynamic spirit while acting as an important symbol of Turin itself: a «lounge» for enjoying social life for the locals and a «monument/gate» for the incoming visitors.
Torino Porta Nuova’s construction dates back to 1861, with the works directed by engineer Alessandro Mazzucchetti. In occasion of the 1911 Universal Exposition, the station underwent a set of massive enlargement interventions.
1940 saw the introduction of important improvements for a better arrangement of its internal services, along with the erection of a large building on via Nizza. 1951 was the year of the construction of the front arcade, supported by a backbone of 33 trussed frames with knee beams placed across its length. Over the 60s and 70s the structure’s architecture underwent further internal improvements. In 2016, the completion of the restoration works that involved the station’s porches, facade and roofings finally gave back to the city the original layout and colors of its symbol.
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A transport hub and a shopping & service center, open all week long from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Torino Porta Nuova ensures a full catering, food & retail offer able to fulfill the needs of passengers and locals, who visit it as a meeting area and recreational point.