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History of Turin

by Thursday, July 14, 2016

The north-west of Italy is rich in culture and in the 11th and 18th centuries were part of the French-speaking principality of Savoy, enjoying the best of both sides of the alpine divide. There are still many left-over influences. It produces great red wines, white truffles and has seemingly endless fields of grain and rice ...

Chocolate Heaven in Turin

by Thursday, March 24, 2016

Turin – or as the locals know it Torino, is the capital city of Piedmont. It's also Chocolate heaven! Yep, since the 17th century, it’s been the chocolate heart of Europe. So, considering we are all salivating over yummy chocolate at this time of year (even for a ‘savoury girl’ like m’self), I thought I'd ...