Wednesday, December 15, 2021

il sole, l'asinello e i gatti

Come i precedenti undici racconti in italiano anche questo Γ¨ dedicato a tutti i nostri amici che amano la cultura italiana, Torino, il Piemonte, l'atmosfera natalizia, la nostra lingua, e magari la stanno anche studiando. 

Il sole, l'asinello e i gatti di Santa Lucia

'Lucia di Turinepi' elencando i regali a Babbo Natale, foto di Antonio De Vecchi

Thursday, November 18, 2021

il sole tra la nebbia

Tra le giornate buie, uggiose e nebbiose, quando il sole pallido traspare dalle nuvole ci porta grande gioia, la stessa che vogliamo portare a tutti gli amanti di Torino, del Piemonte, della lingua e della cultura italiana a cui questo racconto Γ¨ dedicato.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Turin: a star

πŸ’₯🚨 Spoiler alert: Stanley Tucci - our icing on the cake 🍰 is at the end of this post 😏 
Please, sit down and enjoy our juicy Turin updates πŸ˜„

Photo by wiwibloggs

Friday, October 22, 2021

Madonna del Carmine church

Lovers of Italian art and architecture, follow us in our exploration of another of the 114 churches of Turin: chiesa della Madonna del Carmine or the church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Thursday, September 16, 2021

back in Turin

Summer 2021 went by so swiftly, it is hard to believe that it will be officially Fall πŸŽƒ in just a few days. In Piedmont kids are back in schools for their second full year of these covid19 times. 

Sunday, July 25, 2021

a royal tour of Turin

To close this 8th edition of Turin Epicurean Capital we did want to give you a taste of our royal legacy and how we live it nonchalantly on a daily basis.

We are indeed surrounded by art and history, and yet we can't help marveling at what we have!

Follow Lucia in her sample tour starting in Piazza Castello where we have 2 royal palaces: the one for the King or Palazzo Reale and the one for the Queen or Palazzo Madama. Don't underestimate the collections of this last one as you are allowed to the stacks too! 

Look at more pictures and get a sense of what our second edition looked like back in 2015 when we visited Palazzo Madama here.
Our friend and Turinepi19 guest Dr Reine Dugas and her son Jake were soo impressed: read her post here πŸ˜

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Rosa Serafino since 1875

When you make it to Turin you'll soon realize that it is indeed a bottomless treasure chest full of hidden gems! In this 8th edition of Turin Epicurean Capital we just wanted to give you a glimpse over a tiny part of our precious places and we did want to include one of the oldest herbal shops in town, the only one founded by a woman back in the 19th century.

Rosa Serafino founded her herbal shop or l'erboristeria della Consolata in Piazza della Consolata 5 in front of the famous Basilica, back in 1875 and her shop is still in the same location and preserves its original wood furniture.

A real stargate to a world and a time already gone, where there is no need of a/c in the summer thanks to the special microclimate this old building provides. Giulia, a graduate in herbal sciences accepted to tell us about their products and history.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Bicerin: history, coffee, chocolate

A visit to Turin without stopping by Al Bicerin for a bicerin - Turin staple coffee drink - or a hot or cold chocolate wouldn't be complete!

For this 8th edition of Turin Epicurean Capital we met with Mr Alberto Landi, president of the association Locali Storici d'Italia or Italian Historical Italian Businesses and also owner and current manager of the oldest coffee house in Turin and it nearby chocolate shop.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Miretti's coffee roastery

Turin has always had an old and rooted coffee culture tradition and right in Turin are based many industrial coffee brands, like Lavazza and Vergnano.

From this hot drink comes our local coffee house love and the passion for artisan coffee so for this 8th editon of Turin Epicurean Capital we are sharing with you 'the other side' of Bar Gelateria Miretti, in Corso Matteotti 5, here in Turin.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Miretti's gelato

If you have been following us for a while you all already know about Lucia's love for gelato, so it doesn't come as a surprise that artisan gelato is always part of Turin Epicurean Capital πŸ˜
For this 8th edition we went back to Bar Gelateria Miretti in Corso Matteotti 5, here in Turin!

This is a real gelato heaven 🌈 and both our guests and us never tire of trying their new flavors as well as their classics.
Mr Leonardo La Porta is an award winning Master Gelato Maker πŸ¦and the master mind of this very famous gelato shop in Turin 😎

Monday, July 12, 2021

Chef Justin Yip and pastries

This 8th edition of Turin Epicurean Capital has been a rich one as it came double to celebrate the Italian victory πŸ† of the Euro 2020 ⚽

For turinepi21 we decided to share some of the turinepi experiences our guests enjoy when they come over to Turin and live the city like locals.

Saturday, July 10, 2021

turinepi21 w Myanmar / Burma

This 8th edition of Turin Epicurean Capital is dedicated to and in support of the people of Myanmar who underwent the coup and who are still fighting for their democracy everyday 😰

With them in mind, all the turinepi21 vids show Lucia wearing the work of a talented Burmese tailor🧡 - sarta in italiano - based in Yangon.

Follow our friends ➡️ New Education Highway on their IG to know what happens in Burma as it is quite hard to get their news in other countries. Read about and get to know some of the activists and may peace πŸ•Š democracy, economical stability AND health be re-established soon πŸ™

Monday, June 14, 2021


 Just one week to our 8th edition of Turin Epicurean Capital, a second virtual edition but in a new form!

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Turinepi 21

Unbelievably it is already May and travel wise, this summer 2021 doesn't look much different from 2020 despite the fact that all vaccinated travelers will be welcomed to Europe. So far though, there aren't many flights scheduled yet and we don't have specific details yet either about how we will be able travel around. Travel inside Italy will be allowed starting on May 15th but it will take another month to travel inside the EU...
At this stage we already know that many of our guests won't be able to make it over to Turin in June either, so we have an alternative 8th edition in store: different from our usual ones and also from the 7th one on IG.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Turin pharmacies

At great request dear amici, this post about Italian pharmacies will answer many of your questions about medical emergencies while traveling or living in Italy when you can't speak the language and don't have a family doctor because you don't have the resident status.

Farmacia della Consolata dates back to 1510, Via delle Orfane 25/G

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Gran Madre church

Turin has 114 churches, Gran Madre di Dio or Great Mother of God is where the royal family used to go to every Sunday, walking from Palazzo Reale through Via Po, every Sunday. 

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

il cassetto delle caramelle

Amici cari, ci siamo!! Gennaio col suo freddo e gli elfi sono partiti e siamo pronti per Febbraio, le bugie, i costumi di carnevale e i cioccolatini di San Valentino 🌹

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Gennaio: elfi a Torino

Questo racconto Γ¨ dedicato a tutti gli amanti delle atmosfere natalizie e che ogni anno vivono male Gennaio. Nel 2021 Gennaio Γ¨ un mese molto particolare e va considerato come un primo Febbraio che precede il Febbraio vero πŸ˜‰

Monday, January 11, 2021

the 2021 optimism

The new year started with the vaccination campaign for covid19 in Italy too, and as Befana came and took took away our Christmas decorations, in Turin we are keeping our Winter Lights on exceptionally till well after Mardi Gras. One of the Turin city council members explained that given the current circumstances, 'we all need to be cheered up'.