Modern Turin.  What will be done in the first appointment of Artribune Travel

Modern Turin. What will be done in the first appointment of Artribune Travel

“Modern Turin” is the first stage of a long journey, which will take place from 8 to 11 December 2021. In the company of the editor-in-chief of Artribune Magazine, four days to discover the cultural soul and artistic life of the first capital of Italy. ‘Italy.

We have created, in collaboration with Target Travel, a travel experience that transforms the contents of Artribune into real experiences in the area. We will take you where no other travel agency can take you, designing tours with a completely new cut, always with the aim of meeting the protagonists and getting into the heart and behind the scenes of art, architecture and food and wine .
For the maiden voyage we chose the first capital of Italy, a city rich in history and culture, highly avant-garde in the artistic field, to capture its atmosphere and some of the most vibrant ideas together. Accompanying the participants on this first trip will be a genuine Turinese, and it could only be Marco Enrico Giacomelli, our director in charge.
It will be a mix of art and culture that will travel through different eras, including art galleries, museums, gardens and quality walks, without ever neglecting the importance of food and wine breaks. Here are some more details.


Nuvola Lavazza, Exterior of the Lavazza Museum in the background the Headquarters © Andrea Martiradonna

The itinerary begins with a guided tour of modern and future Turin. We will stop at Cloud Lavazza, the work signed by the architect Cino Zucchi who intends to celebrate innovation, maintaining a strong link with the territory and with the company, which boasts one hundred and twenty years of history. We will visit the interactive museum, obviously ending with a good coffee tasting.
Then towards the Cathedral of the Holy Face, built on a project by Mario Botta between 2004 and 2006. The work is part of the urban redevelopment program to reintegrate the whole of the abandoned industrial areas in the 1970s, aimed at maintaining the historical memory of the city in close connection with work . This area, home to the Michelin factories, Fiat foundries and rolling mills, today represents, together with the Dora Park, a new urban hub of social aggregation.
At dinner we will be from Madam Piola, where the tastes of the Piedmontese tradition are made contemporary, using only local products. In the kitchen, chef Christian Milone.


Sacra di San Michele

In the morning we leave for Val di Susa, forty kilometers from Turin. First stop the Sacra of San Michele, an imposing abbey built on the rocky spur of Mount Pirchiriano in 987. It is located in the center of the pilgrimage route that unites almost all of Western Europe, from Mont-Saint-Michel to Monte Sant’Angelo. A place full of spirituality, originally guarded by the Benedictine monks and now by the Rosminian fathers.
For lunch we will stop at the bistro Between, a young and modern table recently opened. At the helm are Michela Quaglio (kitchen) and Lorenzo Di Gennaro (dining room), in their thirties with a well-fed curriculum – just to give an example in the area, they both worked on Davide Scabin’s legendary
In the afternoon we stay in the area, direction Rivoli Castle, the Savoy royal residence which since 1984 has housed the Museum of Contemporary Art, now a Unesco World Heritage Site. The permanent collection and the important temporary exhibitions (we will visit, for example, the Otobong Nkanga show only and the great exhibition dedicated to the critic and curator Achille Bonito Oliva) interconnect with eighteenth-century stuccoes and frescoes and with the architecture of the castle’s historic rooms.
Upon returning to the city, the contemporary art gallery awaits us Franco Noero, at the headquarters in via Mottalciata, accompanied by Marco Enrico Giacomelli. The current exhibition is dedicated to Lothar Baumgarten, a German artist who died prematurely in 2018.
Dinner at the restaurant Scannabueauthentic traditional cuisine in the lively district of San Salvario: maximum attention to raw materials mostly from Piedmont.


Paolo Mussat Sartor, Tuscan landscape, 1997, colored pigments on b & w silver bromide paper, 26 × 22.5 cm

The third day opens with a visit to the GAM – Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery, which boasts a heritage of over 45 thousand works including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, drawing and a vast collection of artist videos among the most important in Europe. Among the temporary exhibitions set up in recent weeks, three monographic focuses on authors from different eras and generations: from the nineteenth century by Giovanni Fattori to a master of contemporary art such as Luigi Ontani, up to Sinfonia by Alessandro Sciaraffa, Turin artist born in 1976.
Lunch at Coffee Dishesone of the symbolic places of Savoyard cuisine and pastry.
In the afternoon, in the company of Marco Enrico Giacomelli, we will take a tour in the Borgo Nuovo area, the historic place of the contemporary art galleries Turin. We will start from Riccardo Costantini Contemporary, where the artist and photographer Maura Banfo proposes a delicate journey with a marine atmosphere. It continues with the Peola Simondi Gallery, which features the duo Gioberto Noro with photographs that question consolidated techniques and perceptions. Still photography from Photo & Contemporary with the Visions by a master such as Paolo Mussat Sartor. A short walk through the city center will take us to the last stage: the great solo exhibition of Marinella Senatore at the Mazzoleni Gallery. In all galleries we will always find insiders to welcome us: gallery owners, curators, artists.
It closes with dinner at the restaurant Operawhere the chef Stefano Sforza offers two menus, one of which is vegetarian, to discover the delights of vegetables bought on the Turin hills, where the restaurant owner’s farm is based.


Piazza Castello Turin via Pixabay

Morning walk to reach Piazza Castello, the fulcrum of the historic center of Turin, surrounded by porticoed buildings and dotted with some of the most important monuments of the city. We will stop for one Royal snack at the cafeteria of Opera Palaceand then continue among the contemporary landscape architects who intervened in the Royal Gardensrecently reopened following the restoration of the most important monuments of the park, the fountain of the Nereids and the Tritons in the Eastern Garden, the surrounding wall of the ancient fortification and the Bastions.

HERE the complete program

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