City of Turin - Torinoplus – Historical Cafés

Historical Cafés

 “What are they saying this morning at the cafés?” To be informed about the political situation, Carlo Alberto of Savoy-Carignano often posed this question to his councilors since a part of Italy’s history was actually written in Torino’s cafés. 

Cavour often stopped by the Caffè Fiorio, Massimo D’Azeglio, Giolitti and Einaudi preferred Baratti&Milano, while De Gasperi relaxed at Caffè Torino. Alexandre Dumas was an habitué of the Bicerin (the little glass), Guido Gozzano frequented the rooms of the Art Nouveau in Mulassano and Platti was what Cesare Pavese considered the ideal place.

To this day, these historic cafés are a part of the custom and culture of the city, an obligatory stop to taste local pastry specialties in a unique atmosphere of elegance and style.