The choice of the name Gelsomina is a tribute to the unique, harrowing and full of grace protagonist of Federico Fellini’s La Strada and in homage to the National Cinema Museum which is a few steps away from my Bed and Breakfast.
Gelsomina is definitely the guiding star of the house.
Gelsomina has two faces, a sad and a joyful one. Her joyful face turns to the sea, smiles, and then declares: “I enjoy being an artist”.
(Cahiers du Cinéma n. 49, 1955)
I’ll be happy to welcome you in my apartment on the 4th floor of a nineteenth century building close to Mole Antonelliana, where I offer you a quiet and comfortable bedroom, a private bathroom and a room with large balcony for the breakfast.
The Bed & Breakfast has its own privately accessible door with key.
The window and the balcony look onto the fascinating panorama of Torino’s rooftops; an ancient private garden; the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist where the Holy Shroud is kept and the snow-capped mountains.
Within a short walk away you can find: The Egyptian Museum, The Royal Palace, Palazzo Madama, the University of Torino and the best theaters of the city. And more, restaurants, old fashioned cafes, bars and wineries.
An half an hour nice walk along the Po river will take you to the Valentino Park at the foot of the hills.
Breakfast is served in a room close to the bedroom and when the wheater is good on the balcony.
You can choose and order what you prefer, including organic: croissants, locally baked bread, milk, coffee, tea, juice, yogurt, breakfast cereals, fresh fruit, toasts with butter and jam or marmalade.
As a host I consider myself cheerful and friendly, but I respect my guests’ independence and I’m descreet. As I’m very respectful of the environment, I use biodegradable materials and I promote the consume of organic wholefoods.
At your disposal: a washing machine, a mini-frigo, an iron, a phon.
I speak English and French.
I love cinema, theatre, dance and art. It would be a pleasure for me to share with my hosts news and information on the thousands events which light up Torino: film festivals theatrical seasons, contemporary dance, music, art exhibitions.
I will also suggest you about restaurants, old fashioned cafes and organic markets.
What do you think this is… a hotel? :-) I kindly ask you to respect the general rules of cohabitation:
Reduced rates for longer stays.
You will be asked to make a deposit on booking.
Children up to five years of age stay free of charge.
In case of cancellation no fee would be charged; a notify two days before is requested.
You can reach the B&B from Porta Nuova station by public transport: BUS 68 and 61; and from Porta Susa TRAM 13 and BUS 56. Ordinary ticket costs €. 1,50 (see also Gtt website).
Bicycle rental is possible in the nearby (see ToBike).
Arrival by car: if you come from Milano, you have to take A4 highway and exit at Torino Nord, then you just have to follow indications to the city centre. If you come from the South you can take A6 highway from Savona and exit at Torino Sud. If you come from Bologna you can take A21 highway and exit at Torino Sud.
Arrival by train: 20 minutes by foot. If you want you can take a taxi from the station. Bus 68 and 61 from Porta Nuova. Tram 13 and Bus 56 from Porta Susa.
Arrival by plane: If you land at Caselle International Airport of Turin you can easily reach us by taking the SADEM shuttle bus which links the airport to Porta Nuova Railway Station.
Porta Susa station
Porta Nuova station