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Italy's baroque ex-capital

A city of grandiose, baroque colonnades set on a Roman-style grid, Turin feels as though it should be a capital city. It was in the past – as seat of the Savoyard dukes and kings from 1559, as capital of unified Italy from 1861-1864, and as the Fiat-driven Italian car capital for much of the 20th century. The wheels of industry came off in the 1980s, but since the new millennium and the 2006 winter Olympics, Turin has had a renewed, post-Fiat confidence.

Bar 11

Bar 11

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Bar 11

A local favorite

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A laid-back, easy-going venue, Bar 11 is the ideal spot for a relaxing drink and a guaranteed good time. Just be sure to watch your alcohol intake – the steep, narrow staircase that separates the different floors of this place can be deadly if you become a little too inebriated.

By Icelandic standards, the drinks are very reasonable priced at Bar 11, while the regular crowd seems to be a pretty friendly bunch. Thursdays to Saturdays see live performances liven things up and draw in a big student crowd. No live bands during the week however, but they have a jukebox with a good, varied amount of tunes.

Bar 11
Hverfisgata 18, Reykjavík, Iceland, Reykjavik