Shopping and leisure

A city rich in spectacular squares, splendid parks and ancient monuments Torino offers quite a number of options for leisure and shopping.

Ten kilometres of arcades animated by refined boutiques and exclusive shops full of major Italian fashion brands a non stopping temptation for shopping, old patisserie shops, ice cream parlours and historic cafés offer an exclusive atmosphere for relax and rest. The Platti Café, the Mulassano Café and the Elena Café are only a few of the many places where the traditional “zabaglione” or a superb chocolate can be sipped while immersing yourself in the echoes of history.

Torino true charm can be experienced at night. The city flooded with lights it is nice strolling along the river PO and the “Murazzi” enjoying a lively and unique night. It is the night of pubs, exotic bars, discos and the most trendy places and attractions.

Among the most peculiar curiosities the Scaccabarozzi house or “the Polenta slice” (a work of Antonelli) with its trapezoidal-triangular thin shape, the “bronze bull” under S. Carlo Square arcades, treading its “private parts” brings good luck.

The ancient Roman Quadrilateral is an exciting experience in itself, overflowing with clubs and bars situated on small cobbled streets between Porta Palazzo and Garibaldi street are today a synonym of a young Torino having fun in pubs, wine-bookshops, concerts and original inspiring cultural happening.

Torino is not short of cinemas and for prose and opera lovers theatres and auditorium can offer an international repertoire.