AN ARISTOCRATIC TEATIME EXPERIENCE
◄ During the 18th century, at the royal court of Savoy, afternoon tea was a quintessential daily ritual. Members of the court would gather in the afternoon to sip a steaming cup of hot chocolate or a typical ‘Bicerin’ (made from espresso, chocolate and cream) accompanied by traditional biscuits and sweet treats which could be dipped in the hot liquid. Chocolate lovers can now indulge in this decadent royal afternoon tea experience at several of the city’s most prestigious cafés (available on weekends only). Options on offer include either an 18th or 19th century ‘Merenda Reale’: try them both!
Every weekend at Caffè Elena, Caffè San Carlo, Caffetteria di Gerla 1927, Gelateria Pepino dal 1884, Torrefazione Moderna and the coffee shops of Palazzo Reale, Palazzo Madama, Castello di Rivoli and the Reggia di Venaria.