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Turin: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

1. Turin: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at a local chef's home in Turin. Learn the secrets of the Piedmont region's most famous pasta dishes and savor the fruits of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine after the class. During the lesson, learn the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional pasta recipes from your chef/guide and have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, sample everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.

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Hot Air Balloon Flight over Turin and Langhe from Carru

2. Hot Air Balloon Flight over Turin and Langhe from Carru

Experience the magic of flying high above the cypress-studded hills and vineyards of Piedmont on a 1-hour hot air balloon flight from Turin. The adventure begins as soon as you arrive at the take-off field in Carru. As this is dependent on weather conditions, the precise location will be provided to you the day before your flight. Watch as the balloons are inflated and prepared before your eyes. Once the pilots have done their final checks and given you a safety briefing, climb into the basket suspended beneath the balloon, and begin your float up to altitudes of 2,000 feet (6,000 meters). Glide over valleys and castles, enjoying panoramic views of the rolling scenery below. Each flight offers a different experience, as the balloons are directed by the breeze. Upon landing, enjoy a glass of sparkling champagne before the transfer shuttle back to your take-off site.

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Turin: Gourmet Food Tour

3. 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

4. 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: Street Food Walking Tour with Aperitivo & Tastings

5. Turin: Street Food Walking Tour with Aperitivo & Tastings

Let yourself be charmed by the famous bites and sips of Turin on this guided walking tour with 4 or more stops and at least one tasting at each. Discover local wines, Piedmontese craft beer, and the aromatic vermouth, the oldest aperitivo drink. Starting in one of the city’s main squares, Piazza San Carlo, follow your tour guide to the best local street food spots of Turin. Enjoy an aperitivo (aperitif in French), a drink to stimulate your appetite. Possible tastings along the walking tour include: • Handmade breadsticks at one of the best wine bars of the city, along with a glass of wine from Piedmont • A cutting board of typical products from Piedmont accompanied by a good cocktail • Cocktails directly from the hands of mixologists with spirits that are a part of Turin’s and Italy’s history • Gourmet stuffed potatoes wisely matched with a mix of tradition and creativity, topped or stuffed with refined ingredients • Piedmontese craft beer in one of the best-known breweries in Turin, featuring a festive and colorful atmosphere thanks to handmade decorations on the walls

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Turin: 3-Hour Gastronomy Tour

6. 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: Langhe Wine Tour with Private Transfers and Lunch

7. Turin: Langhe Wine Tour with Private Transfers and Lunch

Get ready to immerse yourself in the wonderful landscapes of the Langhe. You'll meet your driver before traveling in comfort as you admire the wonderful surrounding landscapes full of vineyards and hazelnut groves. The hills are soft and welcoming, creating fairy tale landscapes to say the least. After about an hour's drive you will arrive to the first winery carefully chosen for you by your guides. The tour includes a visit to the structure and the cellars, as well as a tasting of four wines with a sommelier. Your tour will last about 1.5 hours, and once finished you will move on with your van to reach Neive. Neive's historic center retains a medieval layout, with cobbled streets leading up to the clock tower and elegant terracotta buildings. This combination of attributes has helped Neive become widely considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Whilst there you can enjoy a typical Piedmontese lunch, and when lunch is over you'll have an hour of free time to discover this beautiful village. Following your free time you will reach the second winery where a sommelier will guide you in a tasting, following which you will return back to Turin.

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Turin: 2-Hour Chocolate Walking Tour

8. 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.

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

9. 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.

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Private Tour: Piedmont Wine Tasting of the Barolo Region

10. Private Tour: Piedmont Wine Tasting of the Barolo Region

Explore wine cellars and vineyards in Langhe and Roero, as you taste Piedmontese wines. Specially selected wine producers will help you to better understand the flavors and specialties of the Piedmontese wine-making tradition. Choose between a half day or a full day tour. On the half-day tour, you will visit two wine cellars in La Morra or Barolo (2 wine cellars) On the full day tour, you will have a guided tour of Alba, the town of the white truffle, as well as tastings of Piedmontese specialties at a local shop. Have lunch at typical restaurant and visit the two wine cellars.

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What people are saying about Turin

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!

Natalia our guide was awesome. Had some trouble getting in the first castle but Natalia stood her ground and wouldn't give up - she got us in. The vineyard in Canavese was wonderful. Domenico was welcoming and his love and passion for his vineyard shone through. The wines were superb and he helped us with our order and arranged shipping. The place was beautiful, peaceful, and we would highly recommend visiting.

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!