Of­fic­ina della Scrit­tura

Where Turin - - SIGHTSEEING | MUSEUMS & ATTRACTIONS - By Livia Fio­ra­vanti

The Of­fic­ina della Scrit­tura, lo­cated in the his­toric ‘pen dis­trict’, is the first mu­seum in Europe ded­i­cated to the art of writ­ing. Founded in 2016 at the Aurora Fac­tory, the old­est Ital­ian man­u­fac­tur­ers of foun­tain pens, the mu­seum of­fers vis­i­tors a tour fea­tur­ing a blend of tra­di­tion and tech­nol­ogy. In­ter­ac­tive screens and avant- garde writ­ing in­stru­ments are in­ter­spersed with type­writ­ers and foun­tain pens that tell the story of Turin’s im­por­tant role in the in­for­ma­tion rev­o­lu­tion.

Even if you’re not stay­ing nearby, the Of­fic­ina della Scrit­tura is lo­cated just 20 min­utes by car, and one hour by bus, from the cen­tre of town, and is well worth a visit. This is a unique ex­pe­ri­ence that will ap­peal to both adults and chil­dren.

At the end of the tour, you’ll find an Aurora sales point, a book­shop and a restau­rant- cafe­te­ria, which is only open for lunch and of­fers a small se­lec­tion of tan­ta­liz­ing dishes at af­ford­able prices.

Self- guided tours of the Of­fic­ina della Scrit­tura take ap­prox­i­mately one hour, while guided fac­tory tours last for 45 min­utes. Tours of the mu­seum and fac­tory are avail­able in English for for­eign vis­i­tors.

www. of­fic­i­nadel­lascrit­tura. it Strada da Ber­tolla all’Ab­ba­dia di Stura, 200 (20 min­utes from the city cen­tre). T: 011 0343090.

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