“Passion Lives Here” was the slogan of the 2006 Turin Olympic Games.
That passion lives in Turin, is clear from the eyes of the Torinese when you talk to them about anything born in the shadow of the Mole, such as fashion, cinema or cars. In this case, however, we are happy and proud that the project “Torino Migranda” has become the launchpad for a network of international urban intercultural tours led by migrants; that is, Migrantour! It was no accident this all started in Turin: where else can you find another city with a market like Porta Palazzo, where you can find absolutely anything and hear more than 60 different languages and dialects from across the world on a daily basis?! The history of migration in our city starts in the 1800s with the Piedmontese peasants that came to Turin from the countryside to sell their produce. The economic boom linked to Fiat in the 1960s then brought in thousands of workers from the South and North East of Italy. Finally, the international migration of recent decades has completely altered the cultural panorama of the city as Turin has absorbed habits and customs from nearby and faraway lands. All this at the same time as ever more tourists were leaving to go to see those very places. A missed opportunity for an encounter that Migrantour has now made possible: responsible, lowcost and environmentally-friendly tourism at kilometre zero. So let’s get started!