Al Bicerin



Address:

Piazza della Consolata, 5, Turin, Italy

Phone:

011 436 9325

NileGuide Expert tip:

This is the original home of the Bicerin. Don't miss it on your visit to Turin.

Description:

Located in Turin's atmospheric quadrilatero Romano, Turin's oldest and smallest café has barely changed since it opened in 1763. Frequented by Cavour, Dumas and Puccini, this establishment soon became very popular with the aristocracy. The minute interior has only a small number of marbled-topped tables and the original counter still stands as solid as ever whilst numerous colourful sweet jars perch on the shelves behind. It is the original home of the Bicerin. This exquisite hot drink, with three layers, one espresso, one chocolate and one fresh cream in secret amounts, is served in a tall glass so you can admire the fusion of colours. Preferably sipped after mass at the Consolata across the piazza, this is a truly Torinese ritual and not be missed on any account.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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