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General Info

There is no general ticket of admission to Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016. Access to the fair is free to all, though you’ll still need a ticket to attend specific events which require a booking, such as the Taste Workshops, Cooking Schools, Dinner Dates and some of the Educational Workshops.

Online ticket sales are now closed. During the days of the event (September 22-26), all remaining tickets will be available at the Event Reception on the ground floor of the Regione Piemonte building in Piazza Castello and atthe reception of Eataly Torino Lingotto. Tickets for the conferences will also be available directly at the Carignano Theater.


Terra Madre Salone del Gusto takes place across several city center locations:

Valentino Park: the Italian and International Market, with some Italian regions and some of event sponsors; the Borgo Medievale (hosting educational activities); Valentino Castle (Turin Polytechnic) and Torino Esposizioni (Turin University) where the Terra Madre Forums will be held.

In the heart of the city, from Piazza San Carlo to the Royal Palace, there’ll be a long parade of activities, from the Enoteca to Taste Workshops dedicated to wine, Italian regional stands and event sponsors, Food Trucks and all the Italian Presidia.

The itinerary continues through the streets of the city center, taking in the Circolo dei Lettori and the Bolaffi Auction House with Taste Workshops dedicated to products of the land and Mixology, the Carignano Theater, which hosts the conference program, Piazzale Valdo Fusi, where the market of the Masters of Taste will be held alongside the Food Mood B2B meetings, and all the city’s major museums, each hosting its own themed events.

The Grattacielo Intesa Sanpaolo for Cooking Schools in the bioclimatic greenhouse on the 36th floor!

The Murazzi (promenade of the River Po) and Piazza Vittorio, where there’ll be Street Food and an interactive tour of Italian artisanal beers.

Eataly Turin Lingotto will host Taste Workshops on beer and products of the land, as well as Dinner Dates and Cooking Schools.

Opening Hours

For the Market in Valentino Park, Piazza San Carlo and Via Roma, comprising the international and Italian exhibitors and Slow Food Presidia, the opening hours are from 10:00am to 7:00pm. For Piazzale Valdo Fusi, the Street Food area (at the Murazzi), Food Trucks and the Enoteca (in Piazza Castello) will be open from 12:00pm to 12:00am, with last service at 11:30pm. On Monday September 26, all areas will close at 7pm.


BBBell, Technical Partner of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, manages 10 wifi areas with more than 30 high-performance routers for the connection of a high number of users simultaneously, so you’ll  be able to surf the net and share the most striking moments throughout the entire duration of the event, for free! More info here, including a map of WiFi hotspots.

Turismo Torino e Provincia

There are four info points for all visitors around the city provided by Turismo Torino e Provincia:

  • In Piazza Castello, on the corner with Via Garibaldi
  • In Piazza Carlo Felice, in front of Porta Nuova Railway Station
  • In Valentino Park, near the Corso Marconi entrance, in front of the Castle
  • In Valentino Park, at the northwest corner of Torino Esposizioni

Discover the offers and packages from tour operators in collaboration with Turismo Torno e Provincia for Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2016!


Baby Friendly Event

Naturally we’ve taken into account the needs of our youngest visitors and their parents and guardians: in the course of the event, there will be lots of spaces dedicated to children and families, with theater shows, workshops, sensorial gyms and play activites in the open air.

There will be a BABY PIT STOP open from 10am to 7pm at the Salone San Giorgo in Valentino Park’s Borgo Medievale, where parents can change diapers and feed their babies in peace.  This space also contains play-area designed for very young children, and is realized in collaboration with Leche League Italia and the University of Turin.


Special Offer!

If you travel to Turin by train from another city, or indeed, have any valid train ticket either going towards Turin or within Piedmont, you’ll be eligible for a free glass of wine at the Enoteca on the day the ticket was bought (provided you spend at least 10 euros), as well as a 25% discount on all books from Slow Food Editore.

Emergency Contacts

Over a thousand volunteers will be providing support to visitors and Terra Madre delegates in different ways, for example, by supervising the ecological islands to ensure the city stays clean and livable. The police, civil protection, first-aid services and the entire Slow Food organization will be working hard to ensure that the event takes place in the best and safest conditions.

For any health and medical issues, first-aid teams will be on hand at event venues, and healthcare points staffed by doctors and nurses will be set up to provide any necessary assistance. In the case of an emergency, call 118 and ask the staff to alert the event’s internal healthcare providers.

To report a theft or other crime, visit the closest police station. If immediate intervention is needed, call 112, the emergency number for the Carabinieri.

The Fire Brigade will be present in the event’s various venues. In case of an emergency, call 115.

For any other emergency situations which don’t t any of the above descrip- tions, call Protezione Civile: 800 840 840.



An Event by
 Città di Torino
 Slow Food
 Regione Piemonte
In collaboration with
With the contribution of
Official Partners
Supporters of the Terra Madre Foundation and Slow Food
With the support of

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto
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