Once upon a time, there was a strange part of Turin inhabited only by rats, boats and rowing clubs: the so-called “Murazzi”, the embankments of Po, Turin’s main river. But one day a Sardinian man called Giancarlo Cara created some of the more famous night-life activities of the city. Soon his creatures became a spot for cabaret, jazz meetings, dance nights. But not so many years ago the town council decided to shut down almost every disco in Murazzi to maintain order, cleanliness and silence during the night.
But here comes “Magazzino sul Po” (literally: Po’s Storage) – Giancarlo’s heritage.
Forget electronic pop remixes, tecktonik dance styles and private tables for VIPs.
At “Il Magazzino sul Po” everyone is a VIP and everyone has the right to be unique.
This is the right place for poetry, theatre, live events, exhibitions, festivals and for dance nights. The music on the dance floor is a great melting pot of styles.
There is no clear age code for this club. Let’s say 20+, so not a teenager place. The night starts from 23:00 and continues till 04:00 in the morning. I’m one of them and every year I’m happy to buy the ARCI card (that’s 10€ for a one-year affiliation) and sing MC Hammer, Madonna and Bob Marley aloud with friends.
Giancarlo Cara! We owe you a drink…