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Turin: Markets and Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home

1. Turin: Markets and Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home

You will begin your day food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. You can immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home, where you will learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by local wines. During your lesson, your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. You can have fun putting your cooking skills to the test, with your Cesarina-guide helping you along the way. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils, and all the ingredients required to make the dishes. After your cooking class, you will of course get to taste everything you have prepared, accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home some handy Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Turin: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

2. Turin: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home. You will enjoy an exclusive show cooking and tasting authentic recipes which have been treasured in family cookbooks passed down by authentic Italian "mammas". You can feel the warmth of Italian hospitality, as you connect with local people. A 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert will be served, with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee).

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.

From Turin: food and wine guided tour in Canavese

4. From Turin: food and wine guided tour in Canavese

This 1-day tour takes you on a discovery of Canavese, the borderland at the foot of the Alps of the Piedmont region, a natural gateway between the Italian peninsula and Europe. This region was a crossroad for armies, merchants, and pilgrims tracing the routes of the Via Salaria and Via Francigena through the valley of Mont Blanc and Graie Alps reaching Turin, the capital of the Savoy Reign and the first Italian capital. This land of lakes, hills, forests, and castles is protected by the Serra Morenica, one of the largest morainic hills in the world. Here the vineyards enjoy the sweetness of its microclimate, producing excellent wines including the Carema Nebbiolo and the Caluso Erbaluce. The Canavese cuisine has distinct flavors including cured meats and Alpine pasture cheeses, “Capònet” rolls of savoy cabbage with meat, stuffed onions with amaretto, “Ajucche” wild herb soup served with bread, and “Bagna Caòda”; the distinguished anchovy sauce served as a dip for crudités. All of this is just a taste of what awaits you on this tour. Detailed Itinerary: Noon: Guided tour in one of the castles of the Canavese region. According to seasonal availability and the clients' preferences, the options are the Castello di Agliè or the Castello di Masino. Then enjoy lunch in a local restaurant with a fixed menu and wine included. Afternoon: Guided tour of the city of Ivrea followed by wine degustation in a local winery.

Turin Private Home Cooking Class

5. Turin Private Home Cooking Class

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at your guide's home. Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines.  During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

Turin: Art Nouveau Walking Tour with Coffee

6. Turin: Art Nouveau Walking Tour with Coffee

Meet your guide in front of the Metro stop of Principi d'Acaja and start discovering the Art Nouveau of Turin. Discover The House of Dragons, which is one of the most valuable examples in the city of the skilful mix between the neo-Gothic French style and Art Nouveau, which was immensely popular in the city at the turn of the 19th and 20th century. See Casa Fenoglio-Lafleur, a beautiful house that immediately strikes the eye for the wonderful floral friezes that cover the facade, the wrought-iron balconies, and the splendid polychrome glass. Visit Villino Raby, which is one of Pietro Fenoglio's masterpieces. The wrought iron railings lead to the rooms with the large bow-window and the decorations of the master Domenico Smeriglio. See the Chiesa di Gesù Nazareno which built at the start of the 20th century as part of a project by architect Giuseppe Gallo. Constructed in the neo-Gothic style with Art Nouveau influences, the building is dominated by the high bell tower, with a richly decorated facade.  As part of the tour, enjoy a coffee in a traditional café, also built in the Art Nouveau style.

Turin: Gourmet Food Tour

7. 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.

Full-Day Langhe Region Tour with Wine Tasting

8. Full-Day Langhe Region Tour with Wine Tasting

Enjoy a full-day tour with a private car and driver from your Hotel in Turin. Your professional guide and driver will escort you to the most famous towns of the Monferrato and Langhe area. Start your day with a visit to Alba, famous for its white truffle and delicatessen. Enjoy the city centre before continuing on to Neive; once called one of the most beautiful Hamlets in the world. After your tour of Alba you will continue to the Barolo Region. Whilst in Barolo you will get the opportunity to try some of the region's most famous wines, such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, Roero and Barbera. Sample the Barolo wines from this region and get the chance to try a DOCG accredited wine. After your wine tasting session enjoy a light lunch in a typical Trattoria with a full view of breathtaking landscapes of the Langhe Hills and see why they are a UNESCO heritage listed site. Once you have finished your delicious lunch you will be driven back to Turin by your guide and driver. 

Turin: 2-Hour Chocolate Walking Tour

9. Turin: 2-Hour Chocolate Walking Tour

This tour offers a taste of Turin's famous cicolatè while teaching you about its important history. Hear stories of the chocolate-making art passed down through the centuries, from the cioccolata calda of the Savoy Court to the Gianduiotto. Pass through the beautiful squares of Turin and visit historical cafes to taste the city's traditional Bicerin. From San Carlo to Carignano Square, discover all the main sights of Turin on this walk. Get a taste of the city while savoring amazing chocolate delicacies.

Turin: Private Barolo Wine Region Day Trip with Lunch

10. Turin: Private Barolo Wine Region Day Trip with Lunch

Begin your journey into the heart of the Barolo region with an intimate visit to a winery situated in the town of Alba. This winery is one of the most well-known in Barolo, producing wines that are renowned for their quality. Sip on a variety of wines as you learn about the rich heritage of Italian wine making. After your first wine tasting you will be taken to the picturesque town of Piedmont, to savor the flavors of traditional Italian dishes. Piedmont is a cradle of traditional cooking techniques, embracing the principles of “slow food” philosophy, which strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine. Your meal will be complemented by wines from the restaurant’s refined selection. Following your lunch, you will continue onto a guided tour of one of Barolo’s most famous wineries, which grows exclusively the Nebbiolo grape. During your wine tasting, the sommelier will tell you about the unique methods implemented in the making of this red wine. Lastly, drive through the Langhe region, to see the small, but beautiful historical center of Barbaresco, which is surrounded by scenic vineyards and rolling hills. Here, you can admire the natural panorama, medieval fortresses, and surrounding settlements before heading back to Turin.

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Our guide was very knowledgeable on the subject but knew how to make it interesting and fun. The route was well chosen and allowed us to see all of the new art in this district of Turin. The social and historical contextualization was fascinating and made it possible to put this architectural movement into perspective in the society of the time. In short, a perfect visit and in line with what we wanted… The espresso in a neighborhood café is a nice plus.

My host was Rossana in Turin, the location in the center was very central and easy to reach by public transport. The 4 courses were sensationally delicious, I was allowed to prepare the dishes myself. She and Rafael (translator) were very friendly hosts. I can really only recommend everyone to book this course. Thanks Michael

Rosanna and Rafaelle were warm and hospitable hosts. They made us feel welcome instantly. Rosanna is an amazing cook. The food was delicious and well worth it. We had a wonderful evening and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Torino.

We had a very nice and competent companion through the evening and thus got a nice impression of the city. Food and drinks were great.

Very nice experience of sharing encounter with the local culture.