Guided tour

Turin: 3-Hour Gastronomy Tour

4.7 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: Keys of Italy/Piemonte

Turin: 3-Hour Gastronomy Tour

Activity provider: Keys of Italy/Piemonte

From US$ 102.80 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 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, Italian
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meet your guide at the statue in the center of the square.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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Meeting point was easy to find. Nice local guide, had good detailed knowledge. Tastings were well proportioned, but not too much so that you weren't stuffed. After chocolate, chocolate coffee and plenty of cheese tasting, a nice conclusion with appetizers and wine. We recommend.

February 23, 2020

Not as described. One of the four stops didn’t happen, the veal w tuna sauce. These were our stops w food/drink: 1. bicerin 2. cheese, salami and ham w wine 3. chocolate. It was hardly the 3 hour gastronomy tour that I signed up for. In addition, our instructions said to meet at one square but the guide was told to start at another location. After I contacted the agency, they called the guide who sent a message via WhatsApp. We started 15 minutes late because of that. In spite of those issues, the guide was very pleasant and told us a lot about Turin.

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October 2, 2022

Congratulations to our companion Chiara for the preparation, kindness and professionalism!

November 8, 2021

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