Home of the Slow Food Movement, this tour celebrates the food, art and architecture of Turin. A day trip to Alba reveals the secrets of truffle hunting & includes a visit to the white truffle fair. Other highlights include a tour of Porta Palazzo food market, a meeting with an artisan chocolatier and a cocktail masterclass at Casa Martini
Turin has always embraced change and innovation. Its energy has transformed the city from stately centre of the House of Savoy to an industrial powerhouse generating more chocolate than France and Belgium combined and Italy’s favourite car, the Fiat Cinquecento. In the post-industrial 21st century, Turin’s cultural regeneration enlivened historic palazzos with schools of art, architecture, food and wine. The rooftop test track of the avant-garde 1920s Fiat building, the Lingotto, remains a feature in Renzo Piano’s reworking of the iconic site into an arts complex. The Slow Food movement celebrates traditional Piedmontese cooking, using renowned ingredients, such as the Alba truffle. A trip to Alba offers the chance to discover the secrets of truffle hunting, sample regional wines and visit the celebrated white truffle fair. This tour reveals a creative city continuing to embrace new concepts with its own elegance and style.