Above: Caffè Torino at night

Illustration by Melissa ColsonTurin is a pleasantly old-fashioned place where people still take the time to enjoy the little pleasures in life, such as a really superb cup of coffee at one of the city’s magnificent cafés. The grandest of all is the Caffè San Carlo (Piazza San Carlo 156), a regal establishment with gilded mirrors, framed paintings, marble floors, a massive chandelier and suited waiters. It opened in 1842 and has been serving superlative coffee, pastries and sandwiches since.

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