Italy’s First Picnic Bar

In the enchanted scenery of the Argentera Valley, in Val di Susa, Piedmont, in the municipality of Sauze di Cesana, among woods, valleys, waterfalls and paths, Italy’s first PicNic Bar opens all summer long.

An old stone structure renovated thanks to European Union funds, the “Tomino,” a very large lawn surrounded by unspoiled nature, where blankets and pillows are already set up, along with a few tables and benches.

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The idea is by Pic Nic Piemonte in collaboration with Gerla 1927, who have chosen this enchanted place to organize a location that already promises to be the perfect destination for all those who want to set off on a hike among the trails of the valley but also for those who want to indulge in a moment of relaxation away from the chaos of the city and decide to stop in the meadow, enjoying a country-chic atmosphere.

First and foremost, Il Tomino will be the pick-up point for the ever-present Km0 picnic basket, prepared fresh every morning by Gerla 1927 at its Sansicario location, to be eaten on-site or carried in your backpack.

The PicNic Bar menu winks at local products: Semidolce with cooked ham and alpine butter (the Argentera Valley is famous for its alpine pastures that produce cow and goat cheeses), vitello tonnato with Monferrato sauce and caper, polenta crostini with tomino boscaiolo, pasta salad with cherry tomatoes, taggiasche olives and toma cheese. To close, a dessert prepared by Pastry Chef Evi Polliotto.

The bar will also offer beverages, sandwiches and cutting boards for passing hikers to accompany drinks, a selection of beers and wines.

For all picnic lovers heading to other destinations, Picnic Box service is also available, by reservation only, at Gerla 1927 in Turin, 88 Corso Vittorio Emanuele II.

Italy’s First Picnic Bar

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