To start off our tour we will meet in one of Turins's beautiful piazza's and start by exploring the Royal center. We’ll share a quick specialty espresso and you'll get to know the relationship between coffee and Torino. I’ll then lead you to explore the royal history and beautiful 18th and 19th-century architecture of the city, as well as the alluring gastronomic center, and largest open-air market in Europe! After getting to know the city better, it’s time to try the flavors of Piemonte! We will head to a historic family-run store famous for their fantastic range of cheeses. We will share a small mixed meat and cheese board, some excellent wine and a few other traditional treats. If the weather permits and based on your preferences, we can also take our meal for a picnic in Torino’s royal gardens. To digest we take another short walk to top it all of with an artisanal gelato! By the end you will have covered two central neighborhoods of the city and learned more about Turin's long history and gastronomic culture.
I’m Evelyn, an American in Italy for 7 years, I’ve been studying (and falling in love with) all this country has to offer in art history, archaeology, and gastronomy. A 2nd Level Sommelier, with past experience in the Slow Food world, my passion for food and drink, led me to Torino where I take guests on spectacular walks to see piazzas, palaces and taste the history of this beautiful Northern Italian region.
An abundant Piemontese meat & cheese plate (with hand made Grissini!) and an artisanal gelato to round it out.
A specialty espresso to start the tour & wine to pair with our small meal!
We will aim to always walk, however, if guests prefer to take a bus little ways, I will provide the ticket!
In the center of Turin, we will start our tour at Piazza Castello we will enjoy a coffee at a local historic cafe then explore towards the Roman Quarter. We will walk through the streets and piazzas of the city for about 2km; passing by a few hidden streets before coming back to a local family (and all female!) run gastronomy in business since the 1950s. Finally, a local artisanal gelato at one of Turin's historic cafe's.
We may be walking a bit if you are concerned do not hesitate to contact me and we will find the best route. We will also be eating a bit of heavy (and delicious) cheese, so be prepared!
Tasting Turin's History