Turin is very famous for its parks and countless squares: among them Emanuele Filiberto square is the one which offers the most typical setting for the Parisian-styled atmosphere of Turin. Superb facades dating from the late 19th century, narrow streets leading away from it and a row of cafès with colored terraces which get lively and rowdy especially during the warmest months make this square one of my favorite ones.
Among the different cafés and bars, the Arancia di Mezzanotte (Midnight Orange) offers the typical, lavish Italian style aperitivo referred to by some as “apericena” or “apero-dinner” meaning that, due to the abundance of the buffet, after it a proper dinner is redundant. If you are lucky you can get a seat on the street terrace, while enjoying the melodies of the musicians passing by, the elegance of the surroundings and the fact that all dishes are brought to the table without any buffet struggle required. And if you have already booked a dinner table somewhere else, you can also opt for a drink with some finger-food to accompany your Spritz or Negroni.