By night Torino changes appearance, a city that loves to have fun and to entertain its guests. What better way to discover the place than to live it to the full? Right from the aperitif moment the streets light up and all the night spots come to life, the wine bars, restaurants and clubs offer jazz music or a trendy DJ set. And then there’s also classical music, theatre and opera for the more refined tastes, shows, concerts, cabaret, literary cafés, carnivals, dance, all night long events... something for everyone.
So, where to spend an evening in Torino? Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Borgo Dora and the Quadrilatero Romano - the true historic centre - are home to many venues: here art, food and design make the environment even more sparkling, live music can be heard, people chat, artistic performances are watched, and people dance until dawn. Also San Salvario has an irresistible allure, the multiethnic district between Porta Nuova station and Valentino Park, the focus of a major urban renewal project. Valentino Park is also a meeting place, with its boats along the Po that have become venues with a great atmosphere or the clubs for night owls looking for very "fashionable" clientele. The city centre - Via Po, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Via Mazzini, Corso Matteotti - is full and eventful: after the cinema, theatre or dinner, numerous pubs, crèmeries and bars are ready for all those looking for enjoyment. Lastly, along the roads of the hill there are the largest and most famous nightclubs of the city.
However, if your idea of an evening is more "classic", then you should get yourself a ticket to one of the many theatres or specific locations of the city: the Regio Theatre, where Giacomo Puccini triumphed in 1896 with "La Bohème" conducted by Arturo Toscanini; the Auditorium del Lingotto, maximum in sound quality; the Auditorium RAI, built at the end of the 19th century and home to the RAI’s National Symphony Orchestra; the Carignano Theatre, a baroque gem where the first tragedies by Vittorio Alfieri were performed.
The recently renovated Officine Grandi Riparazioni, one of the most important examples of 19th century industrial architecture in the city and a unique European model of industrial reconversion, will be hosting international exhibitions, shows, concerts, theatre performances and clubbing events, adding something new to Torino offer.