If you are planning to go to Turin, especially if you are an Erasmus student, the first thing to do is understanding where to get off the train or the bus if you are coming from the airport.
In fact, in both cases, you have 2 options: Porta Susa or Porta Nuova, according to where you have to go.
Porta Susa is close to Piazza Statuto, via Garibaldi-one of the main streets in the city- and you can reach Piazza Castello– the main square in the center- by catching bus number 13 as soon as you exit the train station. If you are on the bus arriving from the airport, you will find the bust stop right in front of you, near the metro station, so you can’t miss it.
If you have to reach the center or the other part of the city, having the apartment or the hotel located in the Lingotto area, you should get off at Porta Susa, and catch the buses number 61 or 68 to go to the center, especially Piazza Vittorio– the biggest square with arches in Europe where people enjoy an happy hour at night- or the Murazzi area– the place where youngs used to go to dance before the place got renewed.
Reaching the Lingotto area, you should be better catch the metro, since it only takes about 15 minutes and it leaves you right in front of the shopping mall called “8 Gallery”. From there you can catch any buses to go in the surrounding area, finding the apt or the hotel you are interested it.
Keep an eye on the timetable for the metro, since it changes according to the days and sometimes you will find “work in progress” and you will see it closed. It happens, as well as some public transportation strikes, so get used to it.