|Galleria San Federico|
|the Turin's tannenbaum with its tiny Christmas wood will be here|
Turin wise we had an amazing November with our many international events: crowds of tourists from all over the world poured in starting on the Halloween break. Our hotels were all booked up, all the restaurants and cafés had a line and the weather allowed us to sit outside and enjoy the sun till about November 15th. And what a different it made to have an Indian summer instead of foggy and humid days!!
|the Medieval side of Palazzo Madama where the Savoy queens lived|
However, December seems to be following the calendar: cold, humid and this year with limited heating hours and lower indoor temperatures - BUT we are still enjoying gelato and can proudly report we finally have a glorious Sicilian mulberry and raspberry stracciatella this year. Lucia had been craving it for 11 years! We also have a matcha stracciatella but the berry one is definitely a big seasonal hit!
|Sicilian mulberry and raspberry choco chip (top) with caramel coated peanut (bottom)|
The New Year's concert in the piazza is another big Italian tradition: meeting up on December 31st in the main square with all your friends and family, bottles of sparkling wine and welcome the new year singing and dancing under the stars. Covid19 had stolen it from us but the new mayor decided to bring it back.
Moreover, for the whole month of December, all around town, there will be the stalls of the Christmas market and concerts for everyone to love: Christmas classics, gospels, choirs, classical music, movie soundtracks and more!
Besides our must-see museums and castles, lots of new exhibits in our many city's museums have also been set up to entertain you, as well as our royal coffee shops are ready to provide you with a nice chair to rest on while sipping the most glorious hot chocolate in the world: velvety and dense - beyond anything you will ever savor!
From December 6th to January 5th Turin will host over 70 free events among our city's libraries, magic and street shows for everyone to love.
|... just our average chocolate boutique|
Turin is waiting for you!