Here you can discover and enjoy the classic mastery of Piemontese chocolatiers - from the tradition bicerin to the pralines, to the Gianduia-flavoured gelato – in a refined and elegant ambience. ??
These are values expressed in the furnishing, the stuccoes, and the typical decorations of these locales that have become meeting points where local socialites and many other celebrities visiting or living in Turin have gathered. ??
Alexander Dumas was a regular client Al Bicerin and a connoisseur of the hot chocolate beverage of the same name. Another illustrious customer of this locale was Giacomo Puccini. The Empire and Baroque style salons of Platti were often frequented by Cesare Pavese.
Mulassano’s Art Nouveau atmosphere with Art Déco touches conquered yet another poet and author: Guido Gozzano. This poet also loved stopping by Baratti&Milano, one of the most esteemed examples of late Liberty architecture in Turin. Caffè Fiorio was long a landmark of Piedmontese politics during the 19th century. ??
King Carlo Alberto himself was known to ask every morning: “What’s the word at Fiorio's?" Regulars here included Massimo D’Azeglio and the Count of Cavour, Camillo Benso. Among the illustrious customers of the Caffè San Carlo were Luigi Einaudi and Alcide De Gasperi, as well as two stars of the silver screen, Ava Gardner and Brigitte Bardot.