Let’s start from the name: why La Crocetta?
The area developed around the church of La Crocetta, named after the Trinity monks, whose symbol was a little cross (crocetta in Italian).
Take a walk around the many elegant Art Nouveau, Eclectic or Neo-gothic style buildings: and bring your camera with you!
La Crocetta’s market
In Largo Cassini, from Monday to Friday between 8 and 13.45, Saturdays from 8 to 18.45 and every second Sunday of the month.
Here in Turin we really love it! It is one of the most typical aspects of our district. In fact it was born in the early 1900s, therefore it has practically always existed. What can you find there? Like in any street market worthy of the name, as well as many stalls selling foodstuffs, a bit of everything: clothing and accessories, and interesting vintage items.
Browse for bargains because on its stalls you can find real bargains. And genuine designer brands at a fraction of high- street prices
You really want to check it out, from Monday to Friday (and sometimes on Sunday).
We believe that a little shopping spree improves the mood and the wardrobe. And with all its shops and boutiques Corso De Gasperi will prove it: dive into its many shops and boutiques and you will soon get the taste for it.
And it is a fact that the things we buy when we are away from home have something special, that we love.
What can you find? Many leading brand stores, when you are in a hurry, as well as special boutiques and some organic products shops.
By the way, if you are a bit bio-addicted, here is a place you may want to visit: Bottega e Natura, in via Colombo 33 (out of L’Orologio turn right and at the traffic-lights turn right again: it is where the market begins): not only organic, gluten-free and vegan food but also a wide range of cosmetic products.
We also have a park to be proud of. If you take Corso Montevecchio [ma perchè non direttamente da corso de Gasperi? -GRD], soon you will be at the Giardini del Fante (a ten minute walk from l’Orologio). We really love it: beautiful in every season, the pink blossom in spring, the autumn with its firey reds, warming your heart so that the season seems milder.
If your children are with you, there are three different playgrounds for them, surrounded by greenery and lovely Art Nouveau buildings.
At the other side of the park there is Corso Vittorio Emanuele, with its arcades that will lead you downtown taking a pleasant walk.