Tuesday, November 1, 2022

travel tips 2 Turin

10 useful tips about Turin

1. Start your Italian travel from Turin or end it here: Turin has its own airport, TRN - well connected to Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam and Madrid where you can connect to and from your international flight.


2. Check what events are going to be held during your visit: there's always something cool going on in Turin and the city can be crowded!

chocofest and luci d'artista

3. If staying more than a week, consider getting a local Italian sim card for your phone, you can buy it at the airport right when you land and in a phone carrier shop.

4. Best days for you Turin visit: Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Avoid Monday, Wednesday, Sunday... 

the pinnacle of Mole Antonelliana aka Italian cinema museum

5. Budget your café and restaurant stops 3 times longer than what it would be in the US: enjoy the Italian slower times, this is what you are paying for. 
Don't be in a rush, if you are just have an espresso at the counter and take away your meal.

6. Small vendors and artisans prefer being paid cash 💶

7. Look down for the stumbling stones scattered around the city and up for the strange faces on the façades.

8. Restrooms aren't always clean and readily available in Italy as in other countries, usually you will need to buy something in a café to use their restroom: seize the time when you sit down at a nice place!

9. Sample at least 3 different gelato places, 3 different chocolate producers, cafés and aperitifs: you'll be amazed by our local variety!

traditional gianduiotti chocolates wrapped in gold

10. Turin is a large city for Italian standards, the best way to get to know her is by walking around so plan a week because in just 2 days you won't see much

We have plenty of impressive museums, 3 elegant gallerias and luxury streets to roam.

... and don't worry about the rain, snow or sun: we have over 10km of arcades to shelter you in the most royal way 👑

E-mail Lucia: turinepi@gmail.com
for your 'like a local' walking tour
add a tasting 
and a private class (available online too)
to experience Turin at her best!


Friday, September 30, 2022

Why Reine loves Turin

This past summer, despite the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, we were lucky to have our friend and Turinepi19 guest Reine back in Turin. So, we took advantage of her presence and asked her why she loves Torino so much and what people can do during their stay.

Reine enjoying her custard filled cube in Piazza Carignano

Saturday, August 13, 2022

La zanzara del Nilo

 Questo racconto è dedicato a tutti gli amanti di Torino, del Piemonte e della lingua italiana.

Agosto 2022: Piazza IV Marzo sold out per la cena

Friday, August 5, 2022

Turinepi22 with Alex Futter

 At Turin Epicurean Capital we like to keep in touch with all our friends, guests and collaborators.

Alex Futter and Lucia enjoying food in Turin

Alex Futter has been a LONG time friend and we are lucky enough to have him visiting Turin quite frequently. Over the years, he has brought over his closest friends, family and girlfriend and by now, he can easily navigate Turin without a map!

In short Alex is a Turin expert!

This is why we included his top Turin recs in this 9th edition so you all can take notes and visit these must-see and must-eat-at places in town:

As many people still wonder about what Turin Epicurean Capital is and what we actually do, in the following clip, Alex played Stanley Tucci in Searching for Italy and exclusively interviewed Lucia Hannau, the mind behind all you see on the turinepi accounts:

Thank you so much, Alex, for helping us sharing what we do and how this project was born! Despite all predictions, Turin is still very much under the radar but luckily, even in this sultry hot summer, we can hear more and more international languages downtown.

Alex with Toret our Turin symbol

Needless to tell you, we are waiting for you, Alex, in Torino next time you fly over, and who knows what movie they will be filming in Piazza San Carlo, what new gelato flavor you'll enjoy and what you'll try at Osteria Rabezzana 😋

One thing is for sure: you'll feel at home!

Thank you so much again for being our very own Turinepi Stanley Tucci!

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Apocalisse 4800

Questo post è dedicato a tutti i nostri amici che amano e studiano la lingua italiana, Torino e il Piemonte.

Caffé Torino

L'estate 2022 a Torino e in Piemonte ci sta trasformando tutti in Marcovaldo 2.0. Iniziata a Maggio senz'avvisaglie quest'estate è dirompente ed incontrollabile sotto tutti i punti di vista.

Andiamo ad elencarli per consolarci dei nostri mali comuni che tutto sommato, per la maggior parte, sono sopportabili come i piccoli diavoli della vita quotidiana che azzittiamo con un pugno in testa o un'occhiataccia.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Turinepi22 for Ukraine

As this 9th edition of Turin Epicurean Capital is in solidarity with Ukraine and Ukrainians, thanks to our friend Olessea founder and manager of Reborn In Italy we had the pleasure to meet and introduce you to Ann Belokur and her son Alex.

If you are into ethical fashion and sustainable design please follow Olessea on the Reborn In Italy on IG

Ann is a professional photographer from Kyiv, Ukraine and she's now based in Turin. Her son Alex is an undergrad at the School of Architecture here in Turin. This is one of the pictures Ann took of me when we met and we strolled around Turin.

Lucia of TurinEpi by Ann Belokur: city stroll