Accommodation for Newcomers in Turin

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Immigration Accommodation in Turin Canada

As a new immigrant arriving in Turin one of the first tasks is to find short term and long-term accommodation in Turin for you and your family.

Your first accommodation on arriving in Turin may be temporary. This is ok, and is the route that most new migration arrivals in Turin take. Some individuals opt of a good hostel or Serviced Accommodation in Turin, while some are lucky enough to be able to stay with family or friends in the area. Most new arrivals take a short-term rental while they look for something long term. As with any city, it’s always easier to find someplace new to live once you are already there and Turin is no different.

Accommodation for newcomers in Turin Canada guide

You’ve been through the stress and emotional roller coaster involved with securing a visa for Canada and you’ve chosen Turin as your destination. It’s a charming place with plenty or heritage. Turin is well known to be extremely welcoming to new migrants.

Here is some background on Turin for new immigration arrivals.

Turin ( ture-IN, TURE-in, Piedmontese: [tyˈriŋ] (listen); Italian: Torino [toˈriːno] (listen)) is a city and an important business and cultural centre in Northern Italy. It is the capital city of Piedmont and of the Metropolitan City of Turin, and was the first Italian capital from 1861 to 1865. The city is mainly on the western bank of the Po River, below its Susa Valley, and is surrounded by the western Alpine arch and Superga Hill. The population of the city proper is 847,287 (31 January 2022) while the population of the urban area is estimated by Eurostat to be 1.7 million inhabitants. The Turin metropolitan area is estimated by the OECD to have a population of 2.2 million.

The city used to be a major European political centre. From 1563, it was the capital of the Duchy of Savoy, then of the Kingdom of Sardinia ruled by the House of Savoy, and the first capital of the Kingdom of Italy from 1861 to 1865. Turin is sometimes called “the cradle of Italian liberty” for having been the political and intellectual centre of the Risorgimento as well as the birthplace of notable individuals who contributed to it, such as Cavour. Although much of its political influence had been lost by World War II (having been a center of anti-fascist movements during the Ventennio including the Italian resistance), Turin became a major European crossroad for industry, commerce and trade, and is part of the “industrial triangle” along with Milan and Genoa. It is ranked third in Italy, after Milan and Rome, for economic strength. With a GDP of $58 billion, the city is the world’s 78th richest by purchasing power. As of 2018, the city has been ranked by GaWC as a Gamma-level global city. Turin is also home to much of the Italian automotive industry, hosting the headquarters of FIAT, Lancia and Alfa Romeo.

The city has a rich culture and history, and it is known for its numerous art galleries, restaurants, churches, palaces, opera houses, piazzas, parks, gardens, theatres, libraries, museums and other venues. Turin is well known for its Baroque, Rococo, Neo-classical, and Art Nouveau architecture. Many of Turin’s public squares, castles, gardens and elegant palazzi, such as the Palazzo Madama, were built between the 16th and 18th centuries. A part of the historical center of Turin was inscribed in the World Heritage List under the name Residences of the Royal House of Savoy. In addition, the city is home to museums such as the Museo Egizio and the Mole Antonelliana, the city’s architectonical symbol, which in turn hosts the Museo Nazionale del Cinema. Turin’s attractions make it one of the world’s top 250 tourist destinations and the tenth most visited city in Italy in 2008. The city also hosts some of Italy’s best universities, colleges, academies, lycea and gymnasia, such as the University of Turin, founded in the 15th century, and the Turin Polytechnic. Turin is also worldwide famous for icons like the gianduja, the Holy Shroud, the automobile brand FIAT and the association football club Juventus, which competes with its rival Torino in the Derby della Mole, the city’s derby. The city, among other events, was one of the host cities of the 1934 and 1990 FIFA World Cups, along with hosting the 2006 Winter Olympics; Turin hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 and is hosting the tennis ATP Finals from 2021 until 2025.

Finding Immigration Accommodation for Newcomers in Turin Canada

Most searches begin with a search engine. Local papers in Turin may well be online and of course, listing sites such as Craigslist and Rentfaster Turin can be of great help.

What is the cost of short term accommodation in Turin

The cost of short-term newcomer accommodation in Turin varies greatly depending on requirements and neighborhoods. Lots of new arrivals to Turin use Airbnb to give them an indication of short term rental process in Turin and also the option to book with confidence and security.

Another website that offers the same accommodation as Airbnb.

Rental accommodation in Turin for newcomers

One you decide to rent an apartment or house there are certain things specific to Canada to keep in mind. For example, make sure to agree who pays for utilities, and who is responsible for removing snow!

Property owners and landlords will usually require payslips or proof of income, bank statements and occasionally they may require references from previous landlords although lots of new immigrants to Turin were homeowners in their previous country. Sometimes it does help to already have secured employment in the greater Turin area.



All renters in Turin have rights, so you need to familiarize yourself with those rights before you sign any agreement. Thankfully there are a number of Organizations set up in Turin to help. These are called Newcomer services and a list of these can be found here: newcomer service

Newcomer subletting in Turin Canada

Sometimes when a renter leaves for a few months they will sublet their accommodation. Quite often they leave some furnishings behind and for some newcomers to Turin this can be an ideal option, especially if you’ve yet to buy furniture or if your shipment is delayed.


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