Turin, Italy

piedmont vineyard winery

Turin, Italy

Turin, Italy

Eat It: Oh, Italy! How can we choose just one favorite destination? We've picked Turin for a couple of reasons. First, the gorgeous mid-19th century cafes are lovely spots to linger over a bicerin (a luscious layered drink of chocolate, coffee and milk) and a gianduja (chocolate and hazelnut) morsel. Second, the city is home to Salone del Gusto, the Slow Food organization's biennial extravaganza of cuisine. What's more, you're in the Piedmont region, land of Barolo wines and dishes you'll rarely find at home, like bagna cauda, a warm anchovy and olive oil dip served with veggies, and bollito misto, various meats served with a garlicky green sauce. And then, of course, there are the truffles....

Experience It: Turismo Torino offers a whole range of inexpensive tours that take you inside local production facilities, including coffee roasters, bread bakeries, chocolate-makers, prosciutto producers, breweries and more. And if you can ever make it to Salone del Gusto, the huge event held in October of even-numbered years, don't miss the opportunity to taste, dine and learn.

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