IN TURIN THE “LUCI D’ARTISTA” ARE COMING ON
Text by Claudia Femia
This gracious city of gentlemen and working people has opened up to the external world through cultural and gastromic initiatives and has now become an unmissable destination, a popular, trendy place.
There is much to do, to see and to taste: the renovated Egyptian Museum, the Dora Docks (locality with galleries, artists' studios and workshops, underground clubs); and, of course, the latest skyscraper designed by Renzo Piano which has reshaped the city's skyline.
Then, there's the Lingotto area with so many prestigious venues such as the Salone del Gusto, organized by Slow Food, Lavazza's new headquarters, near Porta Palazzo, the largest open air market in Europe.
Approaching Christmas, the city is at its best; it literally glows whilst it hosts “Luci d’Artista”, the bright installations created by famous contemporary artists adorning and transforming the squares and main streets in a sort of an open air museum.
Even the Mole Antonelliana, symbol of the city, is absorbed in the light and shade game and, at twilight, the effect is truly enchanting.
This year if you take a stroll along via Roma and happen to look upwards, you will see the “snowballs” by Enrica Borghi, a highly talented artist who lives some of his time in Ameno and the rest in Berlin … and whom we know well here at La Darbia!
If you take a walk by the river Po or in the Valentino Park, don't forget to pop in to a Pastry Shop and have a hot chocolate, a “bicerin” (a little drink) or a nice supply of those delicious chocolates called “gianduiotti”!