The city of Turin is a very dynamic cultural destination and home to internationally renowned cultural events.
World headquarters of one of the most interesting and rich museums dedicated to cinema, two very important Film Festivals are held in Turin: the Torino Film Festival
which takes place in the month of November and is mainly dedicated to independent cinema, and the Lovers Film Festival
which takes place in spring and is dedicated to LGBTQI themes.
There are many events dedicated to music. In spring the Torino Jazz Festival
which always brings many internationally renowned guests to the city, while the month of September is monopolized by MITO SettembreMusica
, an international festival dedicated to classical music that offers great music at really popular prices. For lovers of electronic and techno music, the big summer event is the Kappa FuturFestival
, while the autumn events are Movement
, e Club TO Club
The great event of the Turinese spring is certainly the Salone del Libro
, which usually takes place in May in the Lingotto Fiere congress center, which hosts publishing houses of various sizes. Each year a main theme is chosen. Around it a very rich calendar of conferences, shows, book presentations and educational initiatives is arranged. Only the Buchmesse in Frankfurt surpasses the Turin event for the number of exhibitors.
The Turin autumn is usually dominated by food and wine. Every two years, between September and October, Terra Madre Salone del Gusto
is held, an international food and wine event organized by Slow Food that brings together producers and artisans in the agri-food sector from all over the world. The event consists of an exhibition part (the Market) and other activities such as conferences, forums, workshops, guided tastings and cooking lessons. In October Vendemmia a Torino – Portici Divini
and Torino Wine Week
are usually held. These events include a month of appointments, tastings (also free) and dinners in the city to discover the excellence of Piedmontese wines. In November, however, there is CioccolaTò (https://www.cioccola-to.eu/), an event dedicated to artisan chocolate.
Artissima (https://www.artissima.art/), the main Italian contemporary art fair also takes place in November. Internationally recognized for its attention to experimental practices and as a springboard for emerging artists and research galleries, every year Artissima is a unique event that attracts an audience of collectors, industry professionals and enthusiasts. During the fair, numerous side events are organized in the city: appointments and exhibitions realized thanks to the active collaboration with numerous public institutions, museums, foundations and art galleries.
Immediately after Artissima and until Epiphany, Luci d’Artista (http://www.comune.torino.it/artecultura/luciartista/) begins, an event during which the main streets and squares of the city are illuminated with lights that are , however, real works of art conceived by contemporary artists. Turin is thus transformed into an open-air contemporary art museum and is truly a sight not to be missed.
We also recommend booking your accommodation in Turin well in advance if you plan to visit the city during these events.