Turin: an aristocratic and popular heritage

THE KINGS, THE MARKET PLACE, THE CULINARY TRADITION

From the aristocratic heritage of its buildings and monuments, to the folklore of the crowded and multi-ethnic market places. From Eataly Lingotto, the gianduja chocolate and the bicerin, to the important museums in the historic center.

OTHER DESTINATIONS

JO-IN Wog with the Grog

TOUR DETAILS

Day 1

Arrival at Turin (from Turin or Milan airports) and accommodation at a hotel nearby the city center, at walking distance to the many sights and locations for the activities included in the package.

 

Happy hour with “Vermouth” – let’s discover “Vermouth” in its place of origin: this flavoured wine was invented in 1786 in Turin and has always been, since then, a protagonist of the social, cultural and economic fabric of the city. Renowned worldwide, it will be served at our Happy Hour in many different ways.

 

Turin by night – To fully enjoy Turin by night, we will take you to one of the most popular restaurants in the district of San Salvario, the throbbing heart of the city cultural life. After dinner, at walking distance, some live music and a typical “amaro” (distilled spirit usually made from herbs): the social scenes are always within reach. In San Salvario you can get to the many full and lively places for a drink, while in the main street of the city center you will find the intimate atmosphere of wine-tasting premises or the elegant coffee parlours overlooking the magnificent and ancient city streets.

Day 2

Culinary tradition and art made in TurinEataly Lingotto – the first Eataly shop worldwide – was established in Turin in 2007 on the same location of the dismantled historical Carpano factory. Whenever visiting the capital city of Piedmont, this is a recommended stopover not only for food and wine connoisseurs, but also for whoever wants to understand the link which has long been existed between the local social, cultural, economic heritage and the culinary tradition. Eataly Lingotto, is a place where you can have a meal and buy traditional specialties, a world where the Made In Italy food is on display, and particularly focused on Piedmont and Turin, where the business was established.

 

After the visit to Eataly and lunch, our excursion will carry on to visit some interesting places nearby, e.g. the picture gallery Gianni e Marella Agnelli. Located inside the complex of the Lingotto, an heritage of the long-standing industrial tradition of the city, the gallery is housed in a structure designed by the famous architect Renzo Piano and includes a selection of the private collection from Gianni and Marella Agnelli.

 

What would you like for dinner? The traditional Merenda Sinoira, a sort of late-afternoon brunch, or a pizza? A typical Piedmontese tavern or a gourmet restaurant? This, and much more, is available in the city: we will be happy to suggest the best places to match your mood. Our proposal will never be ordinary as we want you to experience the best of our culinary tradition.

Day 3

Gran Torino – Despite the seriousness of the industrial image which has long been associated with the city, Turin is a town of noble tradition, rich in a cultural heritage that the tactful inhabitants have never put on display. The rich architectural and museum patrimony has recently been renovated and reevaluated. We will be happy to lead you to the discovery of the famous Egyptian Museum or the Royal Palace, as well as any other museum in town.

 

Turin, however, is not only rich in art and culture. The taste for chocolate of the Royal Family made the town become a capital of confectionery in the last century, which it still is. The local produce is rich in specialties where the hazelnuts from the Langhe (Hazelnuts from Piedmont IGP) meet chocolate, and together they have become a symbol of our culinary tradition. The gianduja chocolates or the bicerin drink are but two of the products which cannot be found elsewhere, in the world. While having a walk through the city center, we will take you to the many parlours to taste these specialties, as well as the ice-cream, yet another “dessert” in which the Piedmontese are skilled craftsmen.

€ 399 pp

in groups of 4 people

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Vermouth tasting with an expert
  • 1st day dinner and 2nd day lunch (wines not included)
  • Underground fare to Eataly
  • Ticket for the Painting Gallery Gianni e Marella Agnelli
  • Ticket for a museum of your choice in Turin with guided tour
  • Tasting of handmade ice-cream or bicerin drink
  • City Tax
  • 2 overnight stays, double standard room, breakfast included (4 star Hotel in the town center)

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Transfers from/to Turin
  • Tips
  • Extra money for personal expenses and whatever not specified under “price includes “
  • Optional insurance in case of trip cancellation amounting to 6% of the total price of the trip to be requested at the time of booking

IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING

  • Are there any alternatives to the 4stars hotel? YES
  • Considering a price change, can I take part in a cooking class in the tour? YES
  • Are the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy listed by Unesco? YES
  • Has been Torino the first capital of Italy? YES
  • Considering a price change, can I be supported by a tour leader for the entire journey? YES