Five food tasting – including chocolate – combined with history and art provide a complete presentation of Turin avoiding the common touristic itineraries and exploring hidden gems that most visitors do not get to see.
The food tour of Turin is mainly designed in the area of the original Roman settlement where every day takes place the largest food market of Europe and where many gourmet food stores and historic coffee bars serving chocolate are located. Even though our tour guide primarily focuses on the most traditional recipes of the region, which are prepared differently from those that one can taste in Alba or Asti, the food tour of Turin gets influences from many other cultures.
In facts, the capital of Piemonte – Piedmont is today a city with nearly a million inhabitants and throughout the last century or so thousands of people from Southern Italy first, then from Easter Europe and now from North Africa, emigrated here leaving marks of their own mores in the food selection available on the market stalls.
Your lunch needs will be satisfied with a tasting of ravioli and a seasonal traditional dish. At the market a selection of the finest cheese and salami from the region will follow samples of different types of olives from the entire peninsula, as well as focaccia. Step inside an old-fashioned “drogheria” showcasing one of the largest selection of beans, rice, cereals, spices and dried fruits for an educational break on the Slow Food movement.
But what makes Torino (Turin) even more unique is chocolate. Nowadays over 40% of the Italian production is set in Piemonte and the House of Savoy had been one of the first noble families in Europe to fall in love with that exotic product, as it was considered back in the 1700s. The first chocolate as we know it today was invented in Torino (Turin) and later, due to the shortage of cocoa importation during the Napoleonic war, the most traditional chocolate of the city, named Gianduia, was invented by adding hazelnuts – cheap at that time – and decreasing the amount of cocoa needed. Our tour guide will take you for a tasting of chocolate pralines as well for the local “bicerin” an energizing drink with hot chocolate and coffee.
Tastings order and recipes can change depending on availability.
Please note: food allergies and dietary restrictions MUST be communicated at time of booking.
Rate: the minimum charge is calculated on 2 adults + 1 child
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Tour starts at: 11 am sharp!
Tour runs: from Monday to Saturday. For different availability please send a request in the form below.
Length: 3 hours
Private tour: please request it in the form below
Participants: Max 10 (for larger groups please contact us)
Kids and family friendly: YES (not alcoholic beverages will be served to anyone under the Italian drinking age of 18)
Physical activity: low
Meeting place: in Piazza Castello, at the gate of the Royal Palace, in between the two horses.
Arrival place: to be confirmed
In case of rain: the tour runs
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Turin Food Tour
Turin Food Tour