Friday, September 29, 2017
Besides being worldly renowned for its top quality wines, Piedmont is also the second top brewing region in Italy with a long European brewing tradition!
So beer lovers, you will find many amazing craft beers over here and foodies, you will certainly gets inspired by the new flavors to make new recipes for breads, risottos, roasts and even cakes.
If you are in Turin and love beer, or are just curious to taste our local productions, you must visit at least these 5 breweries.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Turin has been worldly renown for the Holy Shroud for centuries, no matter what religion you practice.
|back and front of the Holy Shroud|
Friday, September 15, 2017
One can never get enough of kisses especially here in Piedmont where baci di dama or lady's kisses were invented 😙
Friday, September 8, 2017
Turin's creativity is constantly twirling, giving life to many new events, projects and products. This is where among the many unique galleries, Creativity Oggetti stands out as one of those places of wonder where design, art and fashion merge.
Friday, September 1, 2017
This post is for all our friends who are studying Italian, book-lovers, travelers and the armchair travelers.
We are often asked about books, Turin and how to improve Italian when you are learning it or have been living in Italy for some time and want to write better. So, we thought of suggesting 5 made in Turin books (actually 7...) you can find translated in different languages too.
The following books are all by Turin authors but not necessarily about Turin and 3 of these authors took part to Turin Epicurean Capital in 2014 because through our food and wine event, we aim to share with the world what Turin is really like today and how artsy and creative we are 😉
- Torino e' casa mia by Giuseppe Culicchia
As you can easily tell, this is a book about Turin. Because Turin is his hometown, Giuseppe describes our city like a house: the living-room being elegant Piazza San Carlo, the kitchen the Porta Palazzo Market and so on.
As far as we know this book is available only in Italian, however, for those of you who would like to read something by Giuseppe, and especially for all the Italian L2 students, we recommend A Spasso con Anselm.
This is a series of short stories set in Turin about Anselm, a Brazilian ant eater who lives with Giuseppe. You should be able to find it in other languages too.
Giuseppe's writing style is simple, yet very precise, ironic and fully delivers you the Turin atmosphere!
- Che animale sei? by Paola Mastracola
What animal are you? and its sequel E se covano i lupi (and if wolves brood) are both entertaining and philosophical books about different contemporary issues of our society - really, no matter the country you live in.
The original Italian version is easy enough for non-Italian readers to learn many new words of common use and still enjoying the plot.
Basically, your view about ducks (and wolves if you read the sequel too) will change dramatically.
- Seta by Alessandro Baricco
Silk was so successful they even made a movie with Keira Knightley! For the Italophiles in love with the language, but still at the beginning of their learning path, this is a great book because: the story is repeated in each and every chapter in the same way... just with an extra detail as you go on with the story!
This book is available in many languages too and if you are lazy you can even just watch the movie!
- Cosi' parlo' il nano da giardino by Margherita Oggero
Margherita is a retired high school teacher turned one of the most successful contemporary Italian authors. From her books movies and TV series were released. She writes about many topics, detective stories included and has a great sense of humor.
Naturally, all her books are set in Turin or in its suburb and many are available translated in other languages.
Note for the Italian language students: this book has a lot of passato remoto and it is written in a more literary style.