Nestled between the Alps Mountain Range and the Po River, the city of Turin sits in a valley, with truly spectacular views in all directions. While you might know Turin as the host of the 2006 Olympic games, it continues to host tourists and locals alike with its amazing nightlife. From a late night caffeine boost and gelato to dancing to pulsing music in an Italian club, Turin continues to impress its visitors with numerous activities once the sun goes down. While the city is beautiful during the day, it truly comes alive at night. Make the most of your time in the city with this list of the best things to do in Turin at night!
1. Go clubbing at the Bunker
A trip to Turin wouldn’t be complete without venturing to the Bunker, an artist’s haven located in an industrial complex just outside the city center. Well worth the trip, The Bunker is unlike any other club in Turin and will make your time in the city a memorable one. Known for its eclectic design, this gallery-turned-club hosts a variety of musicians, largely within the electronic/techno sphere. The schedule can change daily, with surprise performances by visiting musicians, hip-hop concerts and experimental pieces by local and visiting artists. The Bunker denotes its events as “transcultural clubbing”, inviting people from all nationalities to come together at night in Turin.
Address: Via Nicolò Paganini, 1 0/200, 10154 Turin, Italy
Website: Bunker (in Italian)
2. Dance the night away at sPAZIO 211
Blisters on your feet, a sore back, and ringing in your ears are all worth the effort at sPAZIO 211! With more than 16,000 likes on Facebook, sPAZIO 211 is arguably a must-visit after dark in Turin. This is definitely an inexpensive option, with numerous artists from a variety of disciplines and just a small cover for entry. Go for drinks before you get there, or enjoy a drink or some coffee once you are inside. No matter your citizenship or the language you speak, sPAZIO is a place that welcomes everyone, perfect for a memorable night out.
Address: Via Cigna 211, 10155 Turin, Italy
Website: sPAZIO 211 (in Italian)
3. Late night gelato at Mara dei Boschi
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As a staple of Italian cuisine, gelato is necessary on a daily basis, especially when you are traveling through Italy! There is no better way to cool off on a nice summer’s day than with a gelato in hand. Wander the streets of Turin as the sun goes down and make your way to Mara dei Boschi, the hottest Gelateria in town. Not only does Mara dei Boschi offer delicious gelato in numerous flavors, it is open until 1 am Thursday through Saturday, and 12 am every other day! That’s right, you can dance the night away, see a concert, or go for a later dinner and still have time for gelato! That, I would say, is always a good idea.
Mara dei Boschi
Address: Via Berthollet 30 H, 10125 Turin, Italy
Website: Mara dei Boschi
4. Drink Aperitifs at L'Enoteca
Every summer, as the cobblestones smolder in the hot sun, the locals head to bistros for a specialty drink to cool off. The Aperitif, or in Italian ‘Aperitivo’, is the post-work cocktail hour many Northern Italians take part in, generally from 7 pm until 9 pm. Head out with your friends at this hour to L'Entoeca, a local wine bistro, and ask for an aperitif, a pre-dinner cocktail. Do as the locals do and stick with an Aperol Spritz, a delicious cocktail perfect for the summer months composed of Aperol, prosecco, soda and a slice of orange. L'Ecoteca is the perfect place to take part in this unofficial northern tradition, with a homey and warm atmosphere full of laughter and chatting. Start your evenings off with Apertivo and you will be sure to enjoy your evening in Turin.
Address: Via Giovanni Amendola 8, 10121 Turin, Italy
5. Escape the tourists at La Cuite wine bar
The best way to enjoy a city and its culture is to escape the tourists and enjoy a meal off the beaten track. La Cuite is a cute, warm and relaxed wine bar, making it the best way to enjoy an easy-going evening. This wine bar not only hosts an impressive wine and cocktail list but also has rave reviews for its food list, including a variety of tapas. La Cuite is open until 2 am, making it ideal for a late night snack after an evening out on the town.
Address: Via Baretti 11/G, 10125 Turin, Italy
6. Get your evening started with a caffeine boost at ORSO - Laboratorio Caffè
Imagine dark beans being ground and the aromas filling your senses with a rich, smooth and full texture, this is Italy at its finest. When I think of Italy, I imagine my twice (at least!) daily espresso that I carried on walks around the city, sipped in cafes, or on a terrace for breakfast. Now, imagine drinking that espresso in a laboratory, that is, a coffee laboratory! You can do just that at Orso - Laboratorio Caffé located in the center of Turin.
Curated for coffee lovers, this laboratory is a combination of two local cafés determined to find the perfect coffee. Each tasting is seen as an adventure, as you try the variety of specialty coffees offered. Open daily from 7:45 am until 6 pm, we recommend getting there before you start your night out, so you are all ready to experience the nightlife. Give yourself plenty of time to try their delicious coffee and truly experience a coffee laboratory.
ORSO - Laboratorio Caffé
Address: Via Claudio Luigi Berthollet, 30/G, 10125 Turin, Italy
Facebook: ORSO - Laboratorio Caffé
A little bit of everything
A quiet evening in a lively cafe and a smooth espresso, a hectic evening dancing to pounding music in an industrial park, or something in-between the two, Turin has it all. Any of these nighttime activities are sure to be a highlight of your trip, so much so you are going to wish the night never ends.
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