A short History
In 1915, the fledgling Fiat industry planted its automobile manufacturing plant on the remains of the former estate of the noble Robilant family, and which took the name Fiat Lingotto.
It thus became the official Fiat plant. The district was not completed until 1922; the industry quickly transformed the village from a rural place to a working-class neighborhood. During its lifetime, the Lingotto plant produced dozens of car models, such as the Torpedo, Balilla, Topolino, Fiat 1100, etc. was officially shut down in 1982; the last model in production was the 1979 Lancia Delta first series. The famous film sequence from the 1969 movie “An Italian Job” immortalized the well-known automobile test track located on the roof of the Fiat Lingotto plant, which currently exists under the panoramic glass bubble.
In 1985, the architect Renzo Piano in charge of the renovation formulated a fascinating proposal that was consistent with the role the building had played since its inauguration: just as in the 1920s the factory had indicated the city’s direction toward industrial development, so since the 1990s it has become a symbol of the advanced tertiary sector, of the challenge toward the future.
Training activities of POLITO at the Lingotto campus of Politecnico are located in Via Nizza 230, 10126 Torino. The campus is equipped with a large number of classrooms, out of which about 20 are reserved to the School of Master, plus a laboratory, several study rooms and a lecture hall.
Address: Via Nizza, 230 – Torino Phone: +39 011 0908888 – Reception
How to get here
All freeways connect to the Turin ring road; it is recommended to exit at Corso Unità d’Italia and follow the “Lingotto Fiere” signs.
There are numerous surface parking options near the Fairgrounds.
The closest parking to the entrances (for a fee: €7/4h €10/day) is at the Lingotto complex: an underground multi-storey parking lot that can be reached via the Via Nizza 280 entrance or the Corso Giambone underpass (accessible from Corso Unità d’Italia). More information on sectors and costs can be found at Lingotto Parking.
The automatic metro route connects Collegno (from the west) and the Lingotto (from the south) to the center of Turin and the Porta Susa and Porta Nuova railway stations.
To reach Lingotto Fiere, get off at the “Lingotto” stop.
The urban surface lines that reach Lingotto Fiere are 1, 8 and 35.
All the info on the GTT website
Turin is served by three railway stations.
Porta Nuova: 10 minutes by car or 6 subway stops
Porta Susa: 20 minutes by car or 9 subway stops
Lingotto: 20 minutes on foot via the Olympic footbridge, 15 minutes by bus line 18, Millefonti stop
Info: IT- TRENITALIA
From Turin Caselle International Airport (TRN) you can use the ARRIVA bus service which runs every day from 06.00 to 24.00. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes and the terminus is located in Piazza Carlo Felice, between Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and Piazza Lagrange, in front of the Porta Nuova station.
The sfmA Turin – Airport – Ceres railway line, managed by GTT, connects the city with Caselle International Airport in just 19 minutes. The taxi journey takes approximately 35 minutes