Want a little slice of heaven in Turin?? Consider visiting Caffè al Bicerin to have BICERIN! Caffe al Bicerin is a historic old world café which has been running since 1763 (dal 1763). This is the only place in the city that claims to have invented the drink called Bicerin and serves it “authentically”. Having a Bicerin should be on top of your list for things to do in Turin.
Caffè al Bicerin dal 1763
But what is a Bicerin??
Bicerin is quite simply a drink of espresso, chocolate and cream.
This sinful drink topped with a secret ingredient from the makers of the café is a must try whn in Turin.
Bicerin was invented by Caffè al Bicerin centuries ago and has since then retained it’s recipe, style and production.
The legacy as always goes with things in Italy, is astounding!
At Caffe al Bicerin you will most definitely be transported to another time.
The interior is laden with dimly lit candles and white marble table tops. I found myself sitting on the same seat that years ago Italy’s first Prime Minister sat in. It was such a treat! (pic above)
The Secret of Bicerin
One of the most intriguing points to note about this place is that it is ONLY run by women!! Perhaps that is the secret to it being the best producer of Bicerin in the world.
What do you think?? 😉
Price of Bicerin
I should warn you though that a Bicerin comes at a whooping price of €6.
I was quite surprised when I paid for it myself but I can tell that it is completely worth the cost, at least once in your life (okay okay, more than once!).
If you’re in North Italy, don’t miss visiting the city of Turin and trying out a Bicerin or two. They also serve snacks and coffee. Furthermore, they have a cute specialty store next door which is full of delicious chocolate products!
Piazza della Consolata, 5, Turin
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