During our trip to Piedmont last fall, we decided to take a break from Barolo and discover Torino. Just an hour drive from downtown Barolo, Torino is one of our favorite “big cities” in Italy, especially due to the absence of American tourists. Torino is the city of Fiat, Carpano, Cinzano, and Martini. Torino has over-the-top elegant wooden bars, fantastic shopping that rivals Milan, and amazing food. It’s a city that we want to go back to and hope you will visit too.
If you love Vermouth or Campari, you’ll want to visit all of the dark and opulent old-school bars around the city. Order a Martini, Negroni, Americano, Negroni Sbagliato, or Bicerin, the traditional coffee drink born in Torino.