We had just the best week in Turin enhanced by a lovely place to stay.
A bit of a muddle with arrival times which must have inconvenienced Silvia and Amedeo but they were still so welcoming.
The location was fantastic for tourist opportunities and practicalities. A Carrefore just around the corner (always check open/close times, we were caught out on a Sunday lunchtime) and some of Turin's most highly rated restaurants literally on your doorstep.
Il Vicola for traditional food next door.
Bricks literally opposite the courtyard.
Ristrot Guviol just up the road. Wispobish around the corner near the Carrefore for the biggest, most delicious steaks you could ever imagine with English speaking waitress (hurrah!! We had some moments with our lack of Italian!). La Sosta Pizza/pasta 2 blocks away for VFM and quality pizzas.
On a theme don't miss La Societa di Carbonari. You will need to book. Fantastic food, great wine list and bliss, oh, bliss, they speak excellent English and the menu is in French and English! Also the only place where we didn't have to fish for a Wi-Fi code or sign up for junk mail, it was there. On our placemat!
Everywhere of interest was walkable from Silvia's place. Porta Nouva is a 10 min stroll. Piazza Castello a brisk 20 min. walk.
Buy a Turin/Piedmonte card, so worth it as it gives you free access to so many art galleries and museums but don't forget to take your passport or drivers licence when buying. Tourist info centres at both Porto Nouva and Piazza Costello. €51 for a 5 day pass but access to the Royal Palace is €20 alone, Veneria Reale, €25 inc. which included both exhibitions. As gardeners, bikers and lovers of the greyhound breed we were truly spoilt by the Easy Rider and 'Dogs in Art' special exhibitions.
Loft style living can be a bit rattly, it's the nature of these buildings but this converted stable in a courtyard off a street very central to Turin was hard not to love. It will be fabulously cool mid summer.
The dual hot plate was just what we needed to boil up some pasta for evenings for nights we didn't want to go out or help stretch our budget and a fridge for salad and dairy.
Our first experience of a Tempur mattress and pillows, it was a positive experience.
The wet room? Absolutely brilliant shower with an adjustable head so you can focus the water away from the rest of the bath room if that is a problem.
Turin has been on my 'must go' list for a long time. It didn't disappoint . Thank you again Silvia and Amedeo for such a lovely place t