Produced in association with the city’s Club to Club festival, and hosted by Alis, a producer and singer who currently resides in Berlin but grew up in Turin, this guide aims to highlight some of the city’s best spots for food (La Drogheria), drink (RAT), art (Artissima), records (Ultrasuoni) and more.
Turin is often known as the Detroit of Italy, due to its association with the automobile trade, and although it’s not suffered anywhere near the financial problems that Detroit has, its clubbing scene has faced upheaval in recent years, with a series of clubs on the city’s riverbank forced to close – something FACT TV’s guide also explores. Running annually for the last 13 years, Club to Club has become one of Europe’s best music and art festivals, with this year’s (2013) edition featuring performances by Kode9, Dinos Chapman, Holly Herndon, Lee Gamble and more.
Cafe, Piazza Vittorio Veneto 18d, 10123
“This was the first bar that was a real meeting point for people when they started redeveloping the area.”
Murazzi Del Po
“Last year the council shut down the venues that used to be here – it was the place you’d always end up at some point, and people are having to reajust.”
Cafe del Bicerin
Cafe, Piazza della Consolata 5, 10122
“One of the oldest cafes in the city, famous for its hot chocolate”
Bar, Via San Massimo 7, 10123
Art Fare, Via Bertola 34, 10122
“A big contemporary art fair.”
Record Shop, Via Di Nanni 82, 10138
“The only shop in Turin with this variety of genres.”
Club to Club
Festival, Various Venues
Special thanks to Club to Club, Ultrasuoni Records and Vaghe Stelle.