Decathlon: Sporting goods
This is the biggest sports shop you can find in Turin.
It's just ten meters off the city.
It's located in Moncalieri.
If you want to play ping pong there are 2 table just outside, u only need to drop your ID at the info desk and they give you raquets and the little ball to play, u can stay as long as u like!
h.14.00 to h.20.00
Tue till Sat
h.9.00 to h.20.00
What to pay: It's cheap,
Tent sold from Eur 30.00
Bicycle from Eur 90.00
Via Garibaldi: Europe's Longest Pedestrian Throughfare
Don't miss Via Garibaldi, the longest pedestrian throughfare in Europe. It is lined with interesting shops, including the Juventus (football team) official store, cute shoe stores and funky clothes stores. Very trendy and affordable, although sometimes the quality is lacking. Access Via Garibaldi from Piazza Castello, at the opposite end is Piazza Statuto.
What to buy: Shoes, leather goods, etc.
What to pay: This street is much less expensive than Via Roma.
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Even in the rain, Turin is a good place for shopping thanks to its porticoes that are circulated from the center of the city.
Via Roma is the pre-eminently street of turinese shopping: you can find the most rinomate companies of the italian fashion.
Turin has even been the first italian capital of pret-à-porter.
Juventus: Juventus products
What to buy: If you are a fan of Juventus, you can buy many products in several shops. These photos should refer to the official shop in Corso Grande, but I'm not sure. You can also buy these goods from the website below.
Shopville Le Gru: Shopping Mall in Turin
This elegant shopping mall is said to be the largest in Europe and can be a convenient one-stop shopping place for a variety of goods.
The food court has restaurants offering a large variety of specialties, their quality being in many cases above average and continuously served at anytime during opening hours.
Opening hours 9 AM through 10 PM, closed on Sundays and most Monday mornings.
Located in the western Turin suburb of Grugliasco.
Il Grifone: Interesting designer discount store
Il Grifone is a series of small shops selling heavily discounted clothes and shoes from a range of Italian designers and well-known brands. Located in an arcade in Turin, there is a shop each for women's clothing, men's and shoes/leatherware. It's this last that I've found the best buys.
The shop's a bit of a treasure trove and you're never sure what you'll find: sometimes there will be any number of gorgeous handbags, another time the bags will be awful but there'll be fantastic deals on jeans. I've been and left empty-handed, and I've also been and spent a small fortune. But if you plan on any clothes shopping, it's worth a visit. Speaking as someone who usually hates sales and outlets, this is high praise!
I'm not so keen on the clothes shops (though the range of jeans is extensive), but the shoe shop is very good. You can get exclusive Italian shoe brands like Pantofola d'Oro for a fraction of the price in other shops. There is also a shop for children's clothing.
The discounts themselves can be amazing: Balenciaga, etc, bags halved in price and then halved again.
Typical shopping district is downtown. The streets of Via Roma, Piazza Castello and Via Po can be walked up and down on both sides under arches, hence even in bad weather. Via Lagrange and some streets east of Via Roma are good spots too if high-end prices are sought after.
Lower prices and abundance of merchandise are in pedestrian Via Garibaldi, which heads north-east from Piazza Castello. Exceeding one kilometer in length (.66 mi) it's the longest pedestrian stretch in Europe.
Libreria Luxemburg: Good independent bookshop
I spent many a happy hour browsing the books in this shop when I lived in Italy. Although it's not very big, Libreria Luxemburg is very well stocked. Upstairs live the foreign language books, English being the main language represented, although they also seem to specialise in Russian books. Spanish, French and German too. You can tell a lot of thought has gone into stocking too: there is everything from poetry and plays to Harry Potter to books about Turin in English and novels.
Downstairs is for Italian-language books. Again, there is an interesting choice (foreign poetry in bilingual editions) as well as the staples. Luxemburg has a special section of Jewish-interest books, which marks it out for anyone with an interest in the subject. You can tell this is a shop run by and for bibliophiles which makes it rather special. According to the website, it's also Turin's oldest bookshop, dating back to the 19th century.
What to pay: Books in Italy are dearer than in the UK and US but comparable to other European countries.
Buy guidebooks in English. Translations are usually more out-of-date and expensive. Luxemburg sells both English and Italian editions of Rough Guide, etc.
Outside the stadium: Buying souvenirs
As always in Italy you'll find a lot of souvenir-sellers outside the stadium also in Torino. They you'll be able to buy scarves, matchshirts, pillows (not a bad idea in cold Torino!), flags, hats and everything.
And as always most of it is unofficial souvenirs. Only different thing with Torino is that also these souvenirs costs a lot. I'm really happy I don't support Juventus, because it would be terrible hard to buy any souvenirs for those prices...
You can also buy official Juventus-souvenirs from the homesite, www.juventus.it. There you'll find the link. Or go directly to www.juvestore.com. Souvenirs coming directly home to your postbox. But it's expensive...
Torino has a shop inside the city, on Via Spallanzani 20. Unfortunately I have never been there, so I can't give you any advice how to get there.
What to buy: Scarves, matchshirts, flags, hats, pillows and everything else you might wanna have.
What to pay: For unofficial souvenirs, 10-15 euro for scarves, shirts etc. For official, put another 50-70 euro on the price above.
1PC4U: Central Internet Cafe
1PC4U is the most central internet cafe in Torino, with the lowest prices and most computers. Rates from EUR 2 per hour (I have seen EUR 6 per hour at other places!). They can burn your holiday pics onto a CD, etc. English is spoken.
Q3 - Piattaforma per giovani stilisti: Made by european young designers
It is one of the most special shops in Turin. Very small an hidden, but with the wonderful message that in Italy exist also the young unkown fashion designer and not just the usual names. The shop is run by a really nice girl from Berlin and she has always some time to have a little talk.
What to buy: Every item is special! Because every single piece is unique and is made in Europe. You find this tipe of store just in Turin!
What to pay: Well, the prices are for everybody. You'll find the coinpurse for 25€ and the coat for 399€. The general prices are around a 100€.
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The Baratti & Milano shop: Souvenirs from Turin's famous cafe
The shop is essentially an area off from Baratti & Milano's main cafe area where the till is. As with the cafe, the elegant old features of the building have been retained. The stock is essentially chocolate in various forms. You can buy sachets of the famous hot chocolate, which, having now tried it, I can recommend as being far superior to the usual powdered chocolate on sale. In fact, it does seem to be the same as what is served in the cafe.
A good small gift is an individual bar of chocolate - there are the usual milk, dark and white varieties as well as a gianduja (praline-based) bar. The latter is gorgeous! Then there are 'degustazione'-type sets with different types of chocolate to try.
The items are stylishly packaged and can be gift-wrapped, making them perfect gifts to take home. I had enjoyed my trip to the cafe so much that I wanted to take a bit of it back with me and I have to say that the hot chocolate transported me to Turin instantly!
What to pay: Hot chocolate and individual bars start at EUR 2.50.
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8gallery: Shopping centre in one amazing building
The Old FIAT building at Lingotto has been dramatically redeveloped into a multi-use centre for Turin, with hotels, shops , cinemas, conference area, concert hall etc
The shopping centre claims to be 'upscale', although I think it could be catagorized as 'middle of the road' in terms of the quality of the 90-odd shops present.
Shopping centres arn't exactly my cup of tea, but there is plenty to see here, besides the shops as can be gleaned from looking at my Lingotto pages : The Former FIAT factory
What to buy: The souvenir to bring home is a bag of GIANDUIOTTI , little Lingots of chocolate and hazelnuts, which should be strong, not too sweet, and slightly gritty. The classic place to buy gianduiotti is Peyrano
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Caselle Airport tax free: Local wines at Caselle Airport
A small airport for a 1 1/2 million people city, the Caselle Airport still has a good shop for local food and drinks products. Tax free for destinations outside EU. Show your boarding card(s).
There used to be an excellent wine shop before going through security, but this one is currently defunct (improvement works at the airport). The shop inside still carries a fairly good range of local wines in a good price range. Pick up your barolos, barbarescas and nebbiolos here. All the main wine houses of renown and local affectionates are represented.The local unique dochetties, whites and reds, you will also find here, along with a standard range of wines from other parts of the country.
What to buy: Barolo reds
Fontana Fredda winery anything (often a selection of three wines in one carton)
What to pay: 10-50 EUR
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