As a first note about the city, it is Torino in Italian and Turin in English. We found this a bit confusing as we were scheduling trains and reviewing maps.
I feel so lucky that Eaton has such a global presence. I’ve already been able to visit five Eaton facilities across Europe and have plans to visit many more as I continue to travel around the world.
It’s great that at each Eaton location, the Eaton culture is present. This is one of the reasons I was drawn to the company when I chose where to start my career after college. The Eaton recruitment team did a great job of highlighting their leadership development programs at our career fair at BGSU. This type of program and training was exactly what I was hoping to find in my first job and what eventually led to my decision to accept an offer with the company.
Eaton takes a lot of pride in the culture that surrounds the brand, employees, and facilities and has invested considerably in this effort. So far, my opinion is that it is definitely worth it!
At each location I visited, I was given a warm welcome, tour, safety training, and meetings to understand what our mission is at each facility. I posted previously about the Eaton Innovation Center that I visited in Prague but wanted to update everyone on 3 of the locations I visited while I was in Italy.
The office in Torino was a little bit hidden, but right in the city. Since I didn’t have a car in Italy, I had to literally run and catch the bus and walk around the city a bit to find it. Finally, locating the office was worth it though. I was honestly surprised that it was actually right in the city as most of our offices are in the suburbs. It wasn’t a new building but the office complex that we are a part of was very “warehouse cool”. (Yes, I’m going to use that as a term.) After filling out some information about myself, I was asked to watch a safety and security video. One of the IT employees at the office was kind enough to give me a tour and discuss our vehicle business and the applications we use.
Rivarolo and Bosconero Plants:
After a quick overview of the business, I was driven out to two of our neighboring plant locations. It was great to see a new part of the business and get an overview from those who work there everyday.
I really wasn’t expecting to find my favorite Italian meal in Torino! My mom and I had been walking around all day and came across a local place near our Airbnb called Da Cianci Piola Caffè. Unfortunately, everything in Torino is closed until about 6:30 – 7, so we did have to wait hungry for the restaurant to allow us to sit. It was well worth it!
We were also able to stop at Caffe Al Bicerin to try the traditional hot drink native to Torino – Bicerin. The drink is said to have been invented at this cafe. It is basically like breakfast in a cup and is certainly not the healthiest option. The ingredients include espresso, drinking chocolate or Nutella, and whole milk. It was yummy!
Airbnb was the perfect option yet again! We had a beautiful 2 bedroom apartment right in the center of the city. I highly recommend a stay here! It even had a piano. 🙂
Torino was Italy’s first capital in 1861 and you can definitely tell by the grandeur! Here are some pictures of the city:
Last minute, we decided to go see La Boheme at the Teatro Regio. After just looking up the page to link to more information about the opera, I found out that it was premiered in Torino in 1896!! I can’t believe this wasn’t highlighted at the performance somewhere, although there wasn’t any English translation and most only spoke Italian. This was my mom’s first time seeing La Boheme and she really enjoyed it even though they didn’t provide any English translation. The performance was well done. 🙂
Have a great weekend! I’ll be back to posting more regularly soon. 🙂