Aurora, is a neighborhood that borders Turin’s historic center. And it is characterized by five clearly distinguishable cores:
- Borgo Dora, the oldest neighborhood, which is located near the Balon, Turin’s most popular flea market, and also hosts the Piccola casa della Divina Provvidenza, also known as Cottolengo Hospital
- Valdocco, located in the western part of the neighborhood, close to Basso San Donato, is particularly known for the shrine of Mary Help of Christians and the oratory founded by St. John Bosco.
- Porta Palazzo, close to the historic center, home to the largest open market in the city as well as, according to many statistics, in all of Europe, located in Piazza della Repubblica
- Borgata Aurora, the area of the city’s first and second industrialization.
- Borgo Rossini, of old construction, with a mixed character between residential housing, industrial, craft and commercial activities, which is being redefined without traumatic discontinuities. It is a successful experiment in gentrification, among the few ones carried out in the Piedmontese capital: it differs from the other subareas of Aurora by virtue of widespread redevelopment interventions that since 2010, thanks in part to the proximity of the newly established Campus Einaudi, have made it a hub of Turin’s new movida.
The transformation of a disused industrial compartment into Lavazza’s headquarters has given the neighborhood a renewed image thanks to the creation of events, cultural projects, exhibitions and the change and transformation of houses and industrial spaces to accommodate new residents and new lifestyles and jobs.
Thanks to the arrival of Metro line 2, distances to the rest of the city will be shortened, making Aurora an increasingly interesting and lively neighborhood.