From now to the Olympics, we'll be occasionally featuring some generic info and images of Torino 2006: check back often as you won't want to miss any of it.
We'll start with this AP image of the baroque square, known as the drawing room of Turin, The Piazza is essentially Turin's food-and-drink mecca, offering many noshing choices including the famed 200-year-old Caffè San Carlo.
If you find your mind wandering to the possibilities of actually hopping on a plane and attending the Games, why not allow yourself such wandering (and wondering)? As reported in the November issue of The Curling News, being there is a truly unreal experience. Sure, it will cost you, but this is the time of year when airlines, travel agents and ticket brokers are looking at their stash of available inventory, and wondering how to move it.
CoSport is the official ticket agent of the Games, and they even have a Canadian office. Reports say that tickets are available for curling ($34 U.S.), biathalon ($42) and early-round women's hockey ($66) to name a few, plus there are "plenty of hotel rooms available."