The ChocoPass is your passport to the endless seductions of chocolate: gianduiotti, pralines, cakes, biscuits, ice cream and hot chocolate. The taste of superb chocolate awaits you in Turin's historical cafés and patisseries. The coupons offer you 22 tastings to be savoured in three days for only € 12.
Check out Guido Gobino, Via Lagrange 1.
A former Vermouth factory, Eataly is a huge and beautifully renovated food produce centre. It is dedicated to the Slow Food Movement which is a Turin-based NPO that deals with promoting food of high quality and fair production.
The food hall comprises 10 themed bar-type eateries where you can sample or actually sit down for lunch (meat/cheese/pizza/pasta and ice cream, to name a few). There is also a vast more supermarket-like food hall where you can shop until your heart's content.
Best things are it's reasonably priced, outside and high stool-seating make for great lunch, all the cooking and food prep is done in view of the customers so it's fun to watch and there are loads of people on hand to give you expert advice (all
Best place in Italy for buying, seeing, eating and learning about Italian food.
Eataly, Via Nizza, 230 / 14, Turin Lingotto, Italy
+39 011 19 50 68 01
Nearest station is Turin Lingotto train station. Follow the signs for Lingotto Fiere/8 Gallery.
Mood is a bookstore in a lovely square in central Turin, and it's put together a bookstore and a cafe so you can sit down and read the books, while having an espresso or an aperitivo. The interior is modern with an industrial feel.
Via Cesare Battisti, 3/E - 10123 - Torino
0115660809(Bookstore) - 0115188657(Caffè)
Friday and Saturday nights, the Quadrilatero area (north west corner of the city) is full of life and locals....the area 'piu trendy' in Torino...but in an authentically italian way! Go there for the best alfresco dining and people watching.
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