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Trust a Local

I usually arrive in a city armed with a long list of recommended restaurants but Turin had proved a bit tricky! Time had run out for proper research and conflicting reviews had not helped. However a timely chat with a local resident left us with an insider’s guide to Turin’s restaurants. One restaurant that sounded […]

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Turin’s Café Culture

Turin has an amazing cafe culture, unlike any other city of Italy. As we walked around the city, these beautiful, historical cafes tempted us to stop and and imagine we were from a different era, one where intellectuals, philosophers, poets and artists would meet and spend time discussing the important issues of the day. It […]

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5 Places to Visit in Turin

Turin….home to chocolate, the Salone del Gusto food fair, Grom icecream, Eataly and Fiat. We have visited Piedmont many times but somehow we had never managed to spend any time in Turin. This time, however, it fitted perfectly into our itinerary. We would take the train from Milan to Turin, stay 3 nights then pick […]

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Visit Eataly in Turin

Eataly in Turin is one stop shopping, Italian style. Opened in 2007, this former vermouth factory was the first its kind showcasing the principles of the slow food movement. There are now branches in New York and Bologna. Often described as a “megastore with a high end food court and learning centre”, the ground floor […]

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