Caffè Forio

Many cafés have been crucial gathering places for the city life since the 1700s. Caffè Fiorio is at the corner with Via Bogino, an elegant haunt of Turin high society, very popular among aristocrats and intellectuals, that gave the café its fame as “the ponytails café". Its golden age was during the years when the future of Italy were decided, when the regulars visited the café to pick up the latest news about social life, but also ministries and the court. It is said that Carlo Alberto himself asked his helper every morning: "Any news from Caffè Fiorio?". Prati, d'Azeglio, La Marmora, Rattazzi and Cavour, who founded with some friends the Circolo del Whist here in 1841, were among the regular clients.

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