Terra Madre in… Town, and Piedmont

Aurora, Barriera di Milano, Borgo Vittoria, Borgo San Paolo, Centro, Crocetta, Lingotto, Madonna del Pilone, Mirafiori Sud, Regio Parco, San Donato, San Salvario…

Scrolling through the calendar of activities programmed as part of “Terra Madre In,” (the activities by Slow Food outside of Lingotto as well as submissions from the “I Am Terra Madre” call), it’s clear that one of the guiding characteristics of this edition of Salone del Gusto will be the many diverse cultural offerings from across the city’s neighborhoods. The count is already at over 100 activities, and this is just the start.

Here are some suggestions, but we recommend browsing the calendar to find all the activities offered.

Festivals

Mirafiori Sud and San Pietro in Vincoli are two destinations not to be missed. They will be hosting not just events, but whole festivals—Mirafiori h24 and Siediti Vicino a Me respectively—with many different activities planned. You might, for example, choose to take part in one of the “Mani in Pasta” collective self-production workshops in which the elderly ladies of Mirafiori will be teaching participants how to make different shapes of fresh pasta, or sign up for the “Mirafiori Green Tour,” a guided walk through the neighborhood’s green spaces, retracing its agricultural history from past to present.

Or why not experience one of the events—theatre shows, interactive discussions, literary readings, concerts and workshops—organized by the A.C.T.I. Teatri Indipendenti, Almateatro and Tedacà companies to reflect on the themes of migration, co-existence and encounter? The aim of the Siediti Vicino a Me (“sit down next to me”) festival is to bring together in a participatory way the native Italian population, citizens from different places who over the years have become Italian, second-generation migrants and people recently arrived in Turin who live in reception centers.

Guided tours

If you’d like to get to know the city better, Turismo Torino e Provincia will be organizing guided walking and cycling tours that will take in royal residences, baroque churches and local food-producing companies. Migrantour from Porta Palazzo will be offering an alternative reading of the city through the many different stories of migration that have contributed to its social, cultural, economic and urban development. Moreover, Tour DiVini  and Slow Food convivia of Piedmont have collaborated for 15 different slow itineraries. They will be available from 15 to 30 September.

Dinners, Workshops, Debates

There will also be debates, anti-waste workshops, interactive experiences (fancy learning how to make your own vermouth?) and competitions for professional and amateur cooks. Tables will be set for dinners and lunches on rooftops (Casa Ozanam) and in courtyards (Alma Terra) to highlight the value of integration and the richness of sharing, but also in the sumptuous halls of the city’s historic buildings (Palazzo Ceriana Mayneri), where for once the focus will be on left-handed diners.

The program is expanding every day, with new exciting and diverse activities being added. Keep checking back for the latest updates!

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Piazzale

Discover Torino Province – Val di Susa

A chance to visit Val di Susa and discover its incredible mountain agriculture, rare local vines, and olive groves. This trip will take you about 50 kilometers from Turin and will include visits to local farms and guided tastings of […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Piazzale

Discover Torino Province – Canavese

Canavese: Erbaluce di Caluso and nebbiolo from Carema. This itinerary will introduce you to the gastronomic highlights of Canavese, a historical region at the foot of the Alps, including wine traditions, local cereals, and ancient Piedmontese corn, part of the […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Piazzale

Discover Torino Province – Ivrea

A visit to the five lakes of Ivrea and Masino castle. This tour will take you to the shores of the five lakes near Ivrea to appreciate the spectacular scenery of the Canavese mountains. We will have lunch in a […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Piazzale

Discover Alessandria Province – Gavi and Montèbore

Tortona’s wild hills, Gavi wine, and Montèbore (a medieval cheese). This will be a journey through the ancient flavors and traditions of the Piedmontese hills, with tastings of two characteristic wines: timorasso, a white obtained from a recently rediscovered local […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Piazzale

Discover Alessandria and Pellizza da Volpedo – Timorasso

Tortona’s wild hills, timorasso wine, and Pellizza da Volpedo. This trip explores Tortona’s gastronomic and cultural highlights. Wine: We will taste timorasso, a wine made from a local grape variety that was almost lost but has recently experienced a revival. […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Piazzale

Discover Asti Province – Monferrato

The Monferrato hills and wines, grignolino and moscato. Travel with us to the relaxing Monferrato hills where we will taste classic local products. We will visit a winery renowned for its production of the fresh, highly esteemed grignolino. Then we […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Piazzale

Discover Asti Province – Langa Astigiana

The Langa Astigiana: Robiola di Roccaverano, the tonda gentile hazelnut, and Moscato Passito di Loazzolo, Italy’s smallest DOC. This will be a day to slow down the pace of life and savor the little things. Where exactly? The Langa Astigiana, […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Piazzale

Discovering the Biella Province

Pezzata rossa cattle, the Sanctuary of Oropa, the fortified medieval village of Ricetto, and nebbiolo. This itinerary gives you a chance to explore Biella’s gastronomic highlights and history and visit the region’s medieval strongholds, shrines, and monasteries. Among the many […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Piazzale

Discover Cuneo Province – Classics of the Langhe

Classics of the Langhe: Barolo (the wine of the kings), the elegant pelaverga, and nascetta. Starting from Alba’s historic center, we will rediscover the best-known flavors of the Langhe, including its classic wines and the tonda gentile hazelnut. We will […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Piazzale

Discover Cuneo Province – Barbaresco and Roero

The fascinating terroirs of Barbaresco and Roero. We will begin in the medieval city of Alba and continue the morning with tastings of sweets based on the tonda gentile hazelnut and a glass of Barbaresco to sip with a panorama […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Piazzale

Discover Cuneo Province – Cuneo’s High Valleys

The charm of Cuneo’s high valleys: mountain agriculture and the Mondovì plateau. We will explore Val Casotto, a small village ideal for savoring the slow life, and taste Piedmontese cheeses and alluringly soft butter. Then we will go to Vola […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Piazzale

Discover Cuneo Province – Alba, Langhe and Roero

Alba, Langhe, and Roero: wines and nighttime truffle hunting. Our journey will begin with a guided tour of Alba’s medieval center. Then we will take walk among the vineyards and have guided tastings of local wines, including barolo, barbaresco, roero, […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Piazzale

Discover Novara Province

The land of the legendary Boca wine, gorgonzola, and black rice. In addition to the beautiful Basilica of San Gaudenzio and an elegant historic center full of cafés, Novara is also home to many gastronomic treasures, including artemide black rice. […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Piazzale

Discover Verbania-Cusio-Ossola Province – Lago Maggiore

Lago Maggiore: islands, citrus groves, olive oil and saffron. Here’s your opportunity for slow weekend in the most enchanting season in this marvelous region. We will take a boat out on Lago Maggiore to the Borromean Islands to discover their […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Lingotto Fiere // Piazzale

Discover Vercelli Province

The European rice capital, the Piedmontese sea of rice. In this tour you will discover Vercelli’s historic center, the rolling hills of Gattinara, and the rice plains, the true wealth of this territory. After an introduction to the history of […]

20 September - other dates available
Pino Torinese-Sweet Lab //

Riduci, riusa, ricicla: scegli lo sfuso a filiera corta

Scopri un modo nuovo e più consapevole di fare acquisti: sfuso, riuso, e filiera corta sono l’essenza di un innovativo concept store in cui fare acquisti in modo sostenibile. Scegliere lo sfuso valorizza la produzione locale e senza packaging e […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Madonna del Pilone // Nina Kids

Tugò – Playing with Food and Senses

Touch, hearing, sight, smell… and taste! All of our senses can be educated, from a very early age. TUGO® is a sensory experience inspired by the thinking of educator Maria Montessori and has been designed to help children understand the […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Residenze reali aderenti all'iniziativa //

Royal Senses and Masters of Taste

Experience the Royal Turin, through a visit and a tasting. From September 12 to 30, the royal residences have organized a series of activities dedicated to the sense of taste. The unusual visit will offer a unique experience and conclude […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Mirafiori Sud // Cittadella Politecnica del Design e della Mobilità Sostenibile

Fighting Food Waste Design: our work in progress

For the first time, the work of Fighting Food Waste Design will be on display to the public. This on-going educational, research and action project on food supply chains is organized by the Architecture and Design Department and financed by […]

20 September
Torino-Nuvola Lavazza // Museo Lavazza

Tierra Origins: An Aromatic Journey Through Sustainable Blends

Learn more about this important sustainability venture, strongly backed by Lavazza, which works with coffee-growing communities in Honduras, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, India and Tanzania. Hear the rich stories that lie behind ¡Tierra! while tasting single-origin coffees and blends prepared in […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Crocetta // Circoscrizione 1 - - altri stand disponibili

Il canto del pane: può il pane lievitare con il canto?

Una riflessione sullo stile alimentare e di vita, sull’importanza di disporre di ingredienti buoni, puliti e giusti, e del saperli riconoscere e trattare con le proprie mani. Con le pratiche di Endra i linguaggi di arte, cibo e salute si […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Nuvola Lavazza // Museo Lavazza

Museo Lavazza: A Surprising Journey Through the History of Coffee

An unusual journey, full of surprises, to discover coffee in all its forms. This interactive exhibition shares the story of a company that has grown from a small family business to worldwide fame. Five rooms take visitors from the family […]

20 September
Pino Torinese-Sweet Lab //

5 sensi lab: cereali gluten free

Sempre più consumatori adottano una dieta priva di glutine, nella maggior parte dei casi per specifiche necessità di salute. Tuttavia, molte persone consumano cereali gluten free semplicemente per controllare lo stile alimentare o perché prediligono un regime alternativo. In questo […]

20 September
Torino-Eataly // Sala Punt e Mes

Amidst Lombardy’s Pastures: Raw Milk and No Starter Cultures

Some of the best cheeses in Italy hail from the malghe, or dairy farms, of Lombardy’s alpine chain. These cheeses are characterized by production at high-altitude, healthy cows on a diet of fresh mountain herbs, and traditional processing without the […]

20 September - other dates available
Torino-Caffè storici aderenti all'iniziativa //

Merenda Reale: A Royal Treat

Have a royal snack in Turin. The Merenda Reale® in the city’s historic cafés and the cafés of the royal residences offers a unique opportunity to sample a rich hot chocolate or a Bicerin (a typical coffee drink of Turin), […]

20 September
Torino-Eataly // Sala Punt e Mes

Rock & Roll Is Vintage: Barrel Aging, American Style

When it comes to beer, why not barrel aging, In addition to its IPAs and APAs, two of the most common West-Coast brewing styles, Firestone Walker is famous for its use of wooden barrels. This Californian brewery was founded in […]

20 September
Torino-Palazzo Giunta Regionale // Sala Vino

Terroir: Bruno Paillard, Profound Champagnes with Minimal Dosage

Alice Paillard, manager of Maison Bruno Paillard, and Luca Cuzziol, importer of premium wine, will lead us through a tasting of four types of Champagne Blanc de Blancs from the magical world of the Bruno Paillard estate, in Reims. In […]

20 September
Torino-Borgo Vittoria // Casa Ozanam

Recipes for Integration

Casa Ozanam, a former industrial building in the heart of Borgo Vittoria, hosts many activities for local residents. For Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, the industrial spaces of the Fonderie Ozanam will be taken over by Italian and international chefs […]

20 September
Torino-Palazzo Giunta Regionale // Sala Liquidi

Domenico Clerico: A Wild Airplane Firmly Rooted in the Ground

The Domenico Clerico winery was established in Monforte in 1978. Now, 40 years on, and just over a year after the untimely death of its founder, we are offering a tasting that reflects the character and tenacity of one of […]

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