From foodie paradise to little-known designers, you can shop for your heart’s desire in Torino.
Forget Harrods, this is what grocery shopping heaven looks like. The fresh vegetables on sale are very best, there’a an unbelievable selection of cheeses, meats and seafood, piled high, the bakery dishes out only freshly made, perfectly flavored bread, and there’s every type of condiment, chocolate and dried goods available in mind-boggling varieties along with a wonderful selection of drinks.
There are several street markets in town, but the largest and most famous is the historical Porta Palazzo. Another large one takes place in Corso Svizzera and Corso Racconigi, which is the second largest in town. If you’re strolling down Via Garibaldi you’ll cross Corso Valdocco and its market. The Crocetta market is the trendy spot for brand name clothing, shoes and accessories.
Decathlon has one of the largest selections of sporting goods and apparel in town. This French franchise carries equipment and apparel for most sports in a one-stop store. They offer a variety of brands, although most items are branded under the Decathlon name. There are two stores in town, one located in Grugliasco and the other in Moncalieri.
For a wider selection of mountaineering equipment (except skiing) try Ronco Alpinismo in Corso Montegrappa 31, Torino.
Designer Discount Store
Il Grifone is a series of small shops selling heavily discounted clothes and shoes from a range of Italian designers and well-known brands. Located in an arcade in Turin, there’s shops for women’s clothing, men’s apparel, shoes and leather wares.
This is one of the most special shops in Turin. Very small and hidden, but proof that in Italy young, unkown fashion designers also exist, not just the usual big names. The shop is run by a really nice girl from Berlin and she has always some time to talk.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Torino shopping.