|Piazza Castello, one of our Christmas markets is on the left|
So, if you ever wish to escape your daily life and jump into a fairy tale, living in a different dimension, plan your Holidays in Turin and live your dolce vita dream 😇
After booking a restaurant for your customary Italian big Christmas lunch on December 25th you can actually relax.
Keep in mind that on December 24th our shops close early and the majority of Italians still enjoy shopping personally and not ordering online.
The best presents are universally the one of a kind, artisan pieces, particularly luxury foods, because they represent a special treat we wouldn't splurge on ourselves.
This makes of Turin the best place to be in given that Slow Food, artisan, sustainable, locally and seasonally made in tiny quantities, read: high quality is branded in our soul and lifestyle. Basically made by the fairies is what locals go for when looking for a special gift and this is why many deli shops and even some coffee shops sell a wide range of top Piedmont cheeses and lunch meats, wines, cookies, cakes, Turin chocolates, pralines and marrons glacés, up to Alpine butters, breads, vermouths and herb liqueurs.
All in one place?? Latteria Bera, ask for Chiara aka LA FATA or the fairy. She organizes tastings too.
Some unique ideas include: the balsamic vinegar golfball to grate over your savory and sweet dishes, any Piedmontese craft beer and the Piedmont native Madernassa pear hard-cider.
|Latteria Bera: the historic magic emporium for all foodies!!|
|Turin ceramist Stefania Mairano in her workshop wearing some of her creations and showing our custom-made lamp|
Keep in mind we really do have many local artists in Torino who will customize virtually anything, like our ceramic friend, Stefania Mairano. All they need is time to physically make what you have in mind. So we suggest you get in touch with them prior your departure. Naturally this applies to goldsmiths and fashion designers too.
|Palazzo Carignano: 1st Italian parliament in the front, Museo del Risorgimento on the back. Egyptian museum to its right|
The same applies to our many awesome museums, so you may want to invest in a museum card that will allow you to skip the long lines especially during the Italian national days when 'the whole boot' travels to Turin. To be fair, this card is valid 1 full year in both Piedmont and Valle D'Aosta regions, this translates into plenty of castles and lots of exhibits and collections. It is particularly worth it for many visits, because if you stay only 3 days, then you can just get a 3 day bus+museum card which is cheaper.
|Homesick? Libreria Luxenburg (Piazza Carignano) has also international newspapers, mags, books in many languages|
Count on us to experience Torino like a local and get to know her well. For your tours, tastings, classes, shopping, and mindfulness moments 🙏, e-mail Lucia: firstname.lastname@example.org