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 ( tewr-IN, TEWR-in, Piedmontese: [tyˈriŋ] (listen); Italian: Torino [toˈriːno] (listen); Latin: Augusta Taurinorum, then Taurinum) 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 843,235 (31 July 2021) 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 birthplace and home of notable individuals who contributed to the Risorgimento, such as Cavour. Even though much of its political significance and importance had been lost by World War II, Turin became a major European crossroad for industry, commerce and trade, and is part of the famous “industrial triangle” along with Milan and Genoa. Turin is ranked third in Italy, after Milan and Rome, for economic strength. With a GDP of $58 billion, Turin is the world’s 78th richest city 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, with the headquarters of Fiat, Lancia and Alfa Romeo.
The city has a rich culture and history, being 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 Renaissance, 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 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 well known as the home of the Shroud of Turin, the football teams Juventus F.C. and Torino F.C., with matches between the two being known as the Derby della Mole; and as host of the 2006 Winter Olympics and the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2022.
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.