You are here


The only Italian city within this category, Turin has obtained the prestigious recognition of “UNESCO Creative City for Design” in December 2014. The capital of Piedmont in fact offers important quality and great experience in the sector of design which has played a key role in post-industrial development.

The designation represents a vision of the city's future: starting from a past linked to car-design and a purely industrial vocation, today it looks at new strategies, open to innovation in the fields of technology, culture and tourism.

The themes with which Turin has obtained UNESCO recognition are: the valorisation in the history of the material and immaterial and of the historical heritage of the automotive production chain; design and creative innovation; skills and abilities that characterise the territory, starting from car design, technological innovation in sustainable mobility and in the automotive sector; in the Creative City for the regeneration of the post-industrial city and sustainable urban development. The title of Creative City recognises how Turin has been able to highlight its own identity, uniting its historical industrial profile with new vocations in the field of research and technology, education and knowledge, culture, the arts and tourism. Design for Turin certainly represents one of the main keys for its economic and social development.

Via Nizza 294
10126 Torino TO

Visit information


Other services: