Thursday, March 21, 2019

April in Turin

April always makes a great month to visit Turin: the days are longer and the weather is generous enough to allow you to eat out in the many cozy piazzas and pedestrian streets.

Besides our humongous Easter chocolate eggs, and the endless list of artisan chocolate makers, you should try before the chocolate season ends, there are also other events that make April a good month to visit Torino.

Most events of 2019 happen after Easter. So, if you are planning a visit in the first 3 weeks of April check our suggestions here.

If you tango: just imagine what an experience it is to dance inside the Venaria Royal Palace during the Tango days on April 19th-21st


The Royal Palace of Venaria is Turin's Versailles


The Royal Palace of Venaria used to be the 'Savoy kings' party residence', it is located a few minutes driving from Turin and it has a great park with orchards and fountains.  There's a permanent exhibit about the Turin's urban development and this is where you can dance:


the super famous Gallerian di Diana


Turin will have a Restaurant Week for all the foodies in town on April 22nd-28th.
The 2019 edition is devoted to the traditional Piedmontese antipasti or oeurs d'oeuvres aka appetizers ๐Ÿ˜‹. Many restaurants and coffee shops in Turin will give you the chance to quickly survey our local culinary tradition with their full preset menu including 5 samples of traditional appetizers, one traditional primo piatto, a traditional dessert, one glass of red wine, water and espresso.
All you need to do is hop over to Turin and enjoy!


Piedmont traditional agnolotti del plin, handmade ravioli

our Piedmont chocolate passion is fulled expressed in our local bunet choco pudding


Jazz lovers will love Turin especially during April 26th to May 4th when there will be over 100 concerts in different unique concert halls around town. Most will be at OGR but others will also be held in the San Paolo skyscraper, in the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory, in the Piccolo Regio theater and many others. The key word here is: cheap tickets to allow as many people to discover and love this genre.


The super artsy Teatro Regio entrance - behind Palazzo Madama


Gelato Festival 2019 will be on April 27th -28th in Piazza Vittorio aka the largest square of Europe!
So, for these two days, the whole square will host 16 artisan gelato makers allowing you to taste as many productions as possible all in one place.
... even though every day in Turin is a real gelato fest - as you can enjoy an amazing artisan gelato all year long and in very many places around town - Gelato Festival will also have presentations, cooking shows and special guests. Remember that each and everyone of the 16 gelato makers will present a new flavor connected to our locality and traditions.


our gelato from l'Essenza del Gelato


A visit to Turin is always a unique experience 12 months a year: you won't see or eat twice the same things!!
Get in touch for our experiential tours and privates, e-mail Lucia: turinepi@gmail.com


You'll fall in love with Turin and you'll be craving for me!!
















Tuesday, March 12, 2019

green risotto

March means green and Saint Paddy's Day ๐Ÿ’š so we are sharing with you one of green rice based dishes: our staple risotto with peas and mint ๐Ÿ™† 
Easy and healthy, it will be feasible virtually everywhere you are in the world, as long as you have access to any kind of white rice, frozen or fresh peas and fresh mint leaves. 
In order to preserve the fresh aroma of the mint and the peas flavor, we recommend you use white wine but, in case you happen to have it handy, a mild white beer will do too... and if worse comes to worse, you can always omit it for a lighter flavor.





Saturday, March 2, 2019

Galleria Umberto I

Turin is magic in many ways but first and foremost in our dรฉcor ๐Ÿ˜Ž in fact, we have not only one beautiful Art Nouveau galleria but three!!
Today we are sharing the story of Galleria Umbero I in the Porta Palazzo market area.