Torino Local Customs

  • Piazza Castello, circa 1850
    Piazza Castello, circa 1850
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    Superga, circa 1850
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    Historical Trams
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  • 2. Drinking water

    Abundance of water from the Alps is a blessing and a public resource in town. The typical drinking water outlet is named "Toret" (pronounced "tuh-ret" in...

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  • 3. "Tramway" aka Tram

    Public transportation service in town was introduced in 1845. Since 1871, Torino was the first Italian city to implement horse-drawn trolleys circulating on...

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  • 4. Aperitivo

    NOTE: This tip is written as a test, made into a tip from a forum reply.For us Turinese, the concept of aperitivo is associated with food rather than being just...

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  • 5. Toret

    Torino =Small Bull= Toret Toret in Piedmont is a fountain with a bull and they are always green Sources with a figure of a bull, the symbol of Torino are in the...

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  • 6. Torino's football teams

    Torino is the home of two great football teams: Juventus and Torino.Juventus (the Latin name means "youth") is one of the oldest Italian football teams and the...

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  • 7. Piedmontese Language

    Although Italian is the official language, Italy is a relatively young country (unified in 1861) and the various regions within have their own tongue. Some of...

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  • 8. Torino's free Wi Fi Hot Spot

    Torino is one the Italian city most hi-tech. Indeed we have few hot spot!! And very few are free :-(So this is the list of these few free hot spotSeveral...

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  • 9. Museo della Marionetta

    Un monde de curiosités en miniature, entre le jeu et la magie du théâtre : c'est le règne de la marionnette qui a son royaume dans le Teatro-Museo Gianduja. La...

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  • 10. Moscato Wine Festival

    Each spring, Torino hosts an adorable Moscato Festival. Celebrating my favorite sweet, slightly-bubbly wine, this festival takes place in May. The festival is...

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  • 11. Vermouth

    One of the typical products of Torino exported all over the world is Vermouth, probably best known through a few major brand names such as Martini, Cinzano and...

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  • 12. Chocolate

    Cocoa was first brought to Torino in late 16th century but it took a couple of centuries before it became available as an ingredient. Torino is credited to be...

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  • 13. San Giovanni - Saint John festival on June 24th

    Every year on June 24 Torino celebrates St. John's day as the patron saint of the city.In addition to other cultural happenings, the event includes a parade...

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  • 14. Getting on with the locals

    Turin can be a bit of a cold, industrial city where there seems to be not much fun going on. But if you look carefully and engage with the locals it can be...

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  • 15. Torino - The Italian Motortown

    To many people Turin is, if ever, known as the Italian Motortown for it's the car design and manufacturing capital.This city is in most cases not even on the...

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  • 16. chocolate

    Arount the end of 18th century the formula of the chocolate - a mixture of cocoa powder and milk - was invented in Turin.Later the Swiss copied the...

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  • 17. Superstition graduate

    At the time I was attending the university, here in Turin, we had the superstition to NEVER look at the Mole Antonelliana, before of an examination.(I know,...

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  • 18. The nowhere square

    PIAZZA BENEFICAIf you ask to locals where is the street market near the new Courthouse, or where is the the Chuch of "Gesu' Nazareno", they will answer in...

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  • 19. Tango... a passion in Turin

    Turin has a real passion for tango. Do you know that many italian expats gone in Argentina were from Piedmont? (I do not suggest that tango was imported in...

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  • 20. You Are Here.

    A fact that no one can argue about is that Torino lay on a Roman scheme, with the city streets strictly hortogonal each others. So it's hard for a local to get...

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  • 21. Unofficial names: street by street

    Here in Turin, as also elsewhere, have the habit to call some place, some street in a different way respect the official name. So it is useful to know the...

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  • 22. Typical Piedmontese Food - "Bagna Cauda"

    If you visit Turin and Piedmont you should definitely try this delicious dish."Bagna Cauda" - pronounced "bah-nha-cah-uh-dah" - is probably the top ranking dish...

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  • 23. Try "Bicerin" ("little glass" from local dialect)

    This historic drink of Turin, which has evolved from the eighteenth century “bavareisa”, was created right here in this café of the same name which jealously...

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  • 24. Torino is one of the very few...

    Torino is one of the very few European cities which kept the original squared map. In the beginning, it was built as a military camp by the Romans, in the first...

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  • 25. I remember two general...

    I remember two general topics... Older people used to continuously lament the loss of the monarchy - since the former Italian King was from Torino. The younger...

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