Maybe I'm an idiot, but what was wrong with the city name "Turin", as in "Shroud Of.."
In Italian the city is called Turino
Did you ever hear Italian jokes that put an "a" on an English word? Well in English we say "Milan," in Italy, they say "Milano." Florence is Fiorenza...Italian is Italiano...Rome is Roma....Venice is Venezia...as explained, Turin is Torino.
I do not know the Italian language at all (wish I did), but I've been there four times, and it is a wonderful and beautiful place to visit. My last trip was in October. I have found the people so friendly, and when you ask for directions or information, they will try their best to help you by speaking English. But what is so funny, is that they will put an "a" on most of our English words, which is so cute. Something like, "You a.. turn a.. right a.. next a.. block a."
I felt safe everywhere I went, and we had a wonderful time, but you are cautioned to watch your purse and wallets
when walking the sidewalks or in the subways. The gypsies, especially with children, will divert your attention, and your wallet is gone...a. We spoke to two American couples in Rome, in only three days, whose wallets disappeared in the subway....separate incidents....they weren't together. On my last trip six years ago, I witnessed a guy running up the stairs of the subway, yelling, "He took my wallet." Then again, I saw the same thing in Paris with a British lady simply going through a subway turnstile, and also saw a woman's purse snatched in a Chicago department store. So it isn't only Italy.
I would not let this deter me from another visit, though. You just have to be careful with your belongings. In fact, we took cabs or walked during our visit there this time. There were four of us, so the cab fare split four ways made it worthwhile. I'm ready to go back!