Officina della Scrittura
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.