The Cafe in Turin Guide
C.so Vittorio Emanuele II 72, The cafe is right in the city centre Tel. (+39) 011 506 90 56
is a true liberty style original, Turin's Cafe Platti is a relatively
new addition, well at least by Turin's standards, to the city's many
great Cafes having opened it doors as recently as 1875.
haunt of Pavese, Einaudi, Agnelli, Lavazza and many of the other great
names from Turin's past; it is still the retreat of the elite of Turin
and indeed Piedmont.
Caffe Platti is a great place to enjoy an aperitif before dinner which is served from 19:30.
An interesting aside is the window display which features displays on loan from the Marionette Museum
and is always very interesting.
Caffe San Carlo
Piazza San Carlo 156, Tel. (+39) 011 561 77 48
the most legendary cafe in all of Turin and one of Italy's loveliest
cafes. Caffe San Carlo dates back to the early part of 19th century.
Carlo quickly became the intellectual lounge of the leading Italian and
Piedmont figures of the time. People like Cavour and D'Azeglio were
frequently seen here. Indeed the whole Piazza San Carlo area is still
known as the intellectual lounge of Turin.
The interior is indeed splendid, I would suggest having a coffee here and savouring the opulent atmosphere.
Turin tour should always include a visit to this cafe but unless you are very
wealthy, don't spend much money here as the prices are extremely high.
The atmosphere though does make it all seem worthwhile... despite the
Turin's Best Cafe
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