Turin: 3-Hour Gastronomy Tour

Turin: 3-Hour Gastronomy Tour

From US$ 71.80 per person

Take your tastebuds on a journey through Piedmont cuisine with a foodie walking tour. Sample 5 traditional dishes and savor local flavors.

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Duration 2 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 4:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, French
Wheelchair accessible

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Highlights
  • Learn about the gastronomic traditions of Turin
  • Explore the historic city with the help of an expert guide
  • Sample gianduiotto, bicerin, local cheeses, and more
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Samples of 5 traditional dishes
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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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

February 10, 2020

Super visite très intéressante. Bonnes dégustations régionales Notre guide Laura était très passionnée et nous a donné envie de revenir voir la ville

October 17, 2020

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Laura est une super guide nous avons passé un excellent moment et appris un tas de choses

September 20, 2020

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