Caffè Mulassano


Copyright: Alejandro/cc by 2.0/Flickr
DESTINATIONS italy torino Cafes Caffè Mulassano

Caffè Mulassano

In this cafe, located in Piazza Castello, one of the most popular Italian sandwiches was invented: the Tramezzino. Indeed, the owners of this place created this light meal in 1926 to accompany the aperitif. Its success was immediate and huge, thanks to the great varietie (over 30!) of delicious savoury fillings.


Italy knows coffee, and Turin is no exception. In the city centre, you can find plenty of long-lived cafes mirroring the splendour and elegance of days of old. Turin cafes are all about chocolate and gianduja cream (a mix of chocolate and nuts). Speaking of which, do not miss the chance to try Bicerin, which comes in two forms: a hot drink of carefully layered espresso, chocolate and milk or a 15% liquor that tastes like Gianduiotto hazelnut chocolate. Last but not least, don't leave Italy before tasting a real Italian gelato. A very typical Turin tradition is the apericena (halfway between aperitif and dinner) served in almost all bars and cafes of the city, for which normally one pays for the drink and gets various dishes with it. It is the ideal meal to start your night in this amazing city.