Since food is one of the reasons to visit Italy, we took a food tour in Turin. “I EAT walking food tours” is run by a delightful couple, Cecilia and Abram. We met Cecilia and she began our tour by pointing out some city sites.
Casa del Pingone is one of the oldest buildings in Turin, from the 1500s.
Our first stop – latte and an amaretto cookie.
The Mercato di Porta Palazzo is set up in a big plaza.
Cecilia set us up with large plates of cheeses and meats.
A walk through another lovely galleria
This street is lined with little doorways that were sales booths in medieval times.
This shop only sells polenta. It’s a quick filling meal. The business was started by a student (at the counter) for local college students.
Latteria Bera is a fabulous cheese shop that sells locally sourced products.
We were treated to plenty of samples.
Across the street is a pasta shop.
Agnolotti are particular to Turin and are similar to tortellini. We watched these being made and then we got to try some!
Turin’s water fountains
Palazzo Scaglia di Verrua was built in the late 1500s.
The courtyard with frescos
And finally, dessert
A delicious chocolate and pear tart
The final stop was Cecilia and Abram’s tea shop.
Cecilia was a great guide. Look up I EAT if you are in Turin!
And two more “sights” that caught my eye on our walk….