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Turin: Gourmet Food Tour

1. Turin: Gourmet Food Tour

Explore the best culinary traditions in Turin, browse among the most renown dishes, and discover the recipes that Turinese people appreciate. During this tour, you will taste some of the following specialties (according to product availability): • Handmade breadsticks: taste handmade breadsticks in one of the best wine bars of the city, alongside an extraordinary glass of wine from Piedmont. • Cheeses and cured meats from Piedmont: the Piedmont region has a longstanding experience in cheeses; taste some of the ones most loved in Italy • Agnolotti: traditional stuffed pasta from the Monferrato area, filled with meat and vegetables, served since centuries with the sauce of roasted meat, arrosto • Tajerin: delicious fresh pasta, directly from the farmers’ tradition in the Langhe area • Steak tartare: this is a meat dish made from raw ground Piedmont beef meat. It is often served with a raw egg yolk, and often on rye bread. For those who do not love raw meat, you can instead try a delicious and creamy veggie pie, topped with local melted cheeses. • Handmade chocolate confections: Turin is the capital of chocolate, in this very city the first praline was ever confectioned in 1800. Taste some of the most loved chocolate treats in the region.  • Bicerin: traditional warm beverage of coffee, milk, and chocolate of different textures. A delicacy which remained unaltered since 1763 and the sweetest way for concluding our tour.

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Turin 3-Hour Classic Walking Tour

2. Turin 3-Hour Classic Walking Tour

Enjoy a 3-hour walking tour of Turin’s classic sights, from the baroque palaces and porticoes of the old city center to its medieval Cathedral, home to the fabled Turin Shroud. The tour starts at Piazza Castello, and sets off to visit Palazzo Madama, the favorite residence of the Ladies of the Royal Court. The Next stop is the Palazzo Reale (Royal Court) where the Savoy kings held court. Spy the spire of the Cathedral, before getting up-close to its stern medieval façade. Debate still rages as to whether the piece of linen inside is the cloth that wrapped the body of Christ or not. Walk through Piazza San Carlo, one of the city’s most elegant squares that was once dubbed “Europe’s sitting room.” Admire the fine baroque architecture of Piazza Carignano, including the palazzo where King Vittorio Emanuele II was born. Next, explore the Quadrilatero Romano, where the Roman grid-like system of the city’s original plan is most evident. During the tour, you will stop for an Italian espresso, accompanied by some "giandujotti," Turin's famous walnut chocolates.

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Turin: 3-Hour Gastronomy Tour

3. Turin: 3-Hour Gastronomy Tour

The gastronomic journey begins in the Piazza Statuto, in the historic center of Turin. Stroll through the narrow streets while learning about the Piedmontese region and culture with the help of a local guide.   Taste gianduiotto, the local ingot-shapped chocolates with an interesting history. Legend has it that the gianduiotto was born as a result of the continental blockade imposed by Napoleon. As cocoa was considered an expensive, luxury good, many chocolatiers in the region began replacing it partly with hazelnuts, abundant in the hills of the region. Sip bicerin, which in Piedmont means "glass," a local non-alcoholic drink which originates from another 18th century drink called bavareisa, composed of coffee, chocolate, and milk cream and served in round, transparent glasses.   Sample vitel tonnè with a glass of wine. The term vitel tonnè comes from the Piedmontese dialect and refers to a meat dish topped with an anchovy sauce. Although the origins of this dish are shrouded in mystery, it is known that anchovies from nearby Liguria were widely used as an alternative to salt, which had prohibitive prices in the Middle Ages.   Last but not least, sample an array of delicious local cheeses, many of them recognized with protected designation of origin (DOP) status.

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Turin: 2-Hour Private Chocolate Tour & Tasting

4. Turin: 2-Hour Private Chocolate Tour & Tasting

This private itinerary was born to allow you to discover the history, traditions and creations of the world-fampous Turinese master chocolatiers. Your private guide will show you how the sublime art of chocolate has been characterising this area of Piedmont for centuries. You'll have the chance to enjoy this delicius treat in 3 different forms throughout 3 different tasting stops. Starting with the hot chocolate, you'll then try the mouth-watering gianduiotto, and then continue through the salons of Turin and the Risorgimento coffees with their bicerin, one of the sweet excellences of Piedmont.

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What people are saying about Turin

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 29 reviews

I recommend having this experience as a first activity in Turin so as to immediately have an idea of the streets, directions, direction and architecture of the buildings and to be able to know where to return for further dinners and lunches. The guide Luisa we had was special because she also gave us an overview of the city as we walked around and gave us useful tips for the following days. Congratulations to Luisa and thanks for the experience!

My mom and I had an amazing time on the GOURMET FOOD TOUR for TORINO. Our guide was Fabio and he was great! He even graciously waited for us since our train was delayed to Torino. He happily answered our questions regarding the food, history and culture of Torino. We would GLADLY take a tour with Fabio again. His passion for food and history is astounding!

It was a pleasant two hours spent in the company of a local guide who was able to explain the history of the dishes we tasted, without her we would never have found these fantastic places! Thanks

Our guide Aleksandra was great. She brought us to restaurants that served delicious dishes. Restaurants that we would not normally have found ourselves. More than worth it!

A wonderful experience, a lot of thanks to Donatella.

Donatella is a very competent guide, and a very nice and friendly person. The tour of the Turin underground with her guidance is highly recommended.