Buon Natale - Merry Christmas from Turin, dear amici!
|The Turin's Rockfeller Center|
|the courtyard of the Turin's City Hall|
|Galleria San Federico|
1. Start your Italian travel from Turin or end it here: Turin has its own airport, TRN - well connected to Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Amsterdam and Madrid where you can connect to and from your international flight.
2. Check what events are going to be held during your visit: there's always something cool going on in Turin and the city can be crowded!
This past summer, despite the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, we were lucky to have our friend and Turinepi19 guest Reine back in Turin. So, we took advantage of her presence and asked her why she loves Torino so much and what people can do during their stay.
|Reine enjoying her custard filled cube in Piazza Carignano|
Questo racconto è dedicato a tutti gli amanti di Torino, del Piemonte e della lingua italiana.
|Agosto 2022: Piazza IV Marzo sold out per la cena|
At Turin Epicurean Capital we like to keep in touch with all our friends, guests and collaborators.
|Alex Futter and Lucia enjoying food in Turin|
Alex Futter has been a LONG time friend and we are lucky enough to have him visiting Turin quite frequently. Over the years, he has brought over his closest friends, family and girlfriend and by now, he can easily navigate Turin without a map!
In short Alex is a Turin expert!
This is why we included his top Turin recs in this 9th edition so you all can take notes and visit these must-see and must-eat-at places in town:
As many people still wonder about what Turin Epicurean Capital is and what we actually do, in the following clip, Alex played Stanley Tucci in Searching for Italy and exclusively interviewed Lucia Hannau, the mind behind all you see on the turinepi accounts:
Thank you so much, Alex, for helping us sharing what we do and how this project was born! Despite all predictions, Turin is still very much under the radar but luckily, even in this sultry hot summer, we can hear more and more international languages downtown.
|Alex with Toret our Turin symbol|
Needless to tell you, we are waiting for you, Alex, in Torino next time you fly over, and who knows what movie they will be filming in Piazza San Carlo, what new gelato flavor you'll enjoy and what you'll try at Osteria Rabezzana 😋
One thing is for sure: you'll feel at home!
Thank you so much again for being our very own Turinepi Stanley Tucci!
Questo post è dedicato a tutti i nostri amici che amano e studiano la lingua italiana, Torino e il Piemonte.
L'estate 2022 a Torino e in Piemonte ci sta trasformando tutti in Marcovaldo 2.0. Iniziata a Maggio senz'avvisaglie quest'estate è dirompente ed incontrollabile sotto tutti i punti di vista.
As this 9th edition of Turin Epicurean Capital is in solidarity with Ukraine and Ukrainians, thanks to our friend Olessea founder and manager of Reborn In Italy we had the pleasure to meet and introduce you to Ann Belokur and her son Alex.
If you are into ethical fashion and sustainable design please follow Olessea on the Reborn In Italy on IG
Ann is a professional photographer from Kyiv, Ukraine and she's now based in Turin. Her son Alex is an undergrad at the School of Architecture here in Turin. This is one of the pictures Ann took of me when we met and we strolled around Turin.
|Lucia of TurinEpi by Ann Belokur: city stroll|
Turin Epicurean Capital 2022, our 9th edition is approaching and we have been cooking up something special for you.
Despite the surging Covid19 cases and the war in Ukraine, we made it to May 2022! Finally, Turin and Piedmont are ready for their month of international glory!
|Turin's fountains are shaped like a bull|
As we are approaching April and May we are starting to see the light at the end of the covid19 tunnel or at least, this is what the Italian government wants us to believe.
|Cinzano bubbly wine another Turin brand founded in 1757|
This 2022 is proving to be another trying year and we feel the need call to our rescue somebody powerful. The perks of being a Roman Catholic are definitely many, for example, we have the sweet and fat Mardi Gras season and we celebrate name-days like a second birthday, with wishes, presents and sometimes even parties. Most of all though, the plethora of saints we worship guarantees us to be covered in all fields of life!
This is what we know up to February 22nd 2022.
Our covid19 infections are still quite high, our RT rate is 9.9% but hospitalizations are going down. The booster and children campaigns weren't as successful in Italy but by March 1st we are starting the 4th shot for the immunocompromised. As for the 4th shot for the regular population, we don't have an official press release by the government yet. However, our army general who is in charge of the logistics said today they think it will be in the Fall, maybe starting on late September.
The Santissima Trinità church in Turin is located in central Via Garibaldi, at the corner with Via XX Settembre, towards Piazza Castello.
happy 2022! This post is for all of you who are wondering where Italy is now and what the situation is like as we have entered our 3rd year of this pandemic.
|Piazza Carignano and Luci d'Artista|