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Movement Torino moves ever closer

Less than a fortnight to go until the Italian techno festival commences.

Since Ibiza's summer season is over for another year, you could cure the Ibiza blues by heading to Italy for the Movement Torino Festival. The three day event takes place from 31 October to 2 November this year in Turin.

Amelie Lens and Anastasia Kristensen are two of the marquee names , with a special back-to-back between Joseph Capriati and Jamie Jones as the centrepiece. The Solid Grooves family are also in attendance.

Like Ibiza, Turin has more to offer than amazing parties, though that does have quite the appeal, right? In case you're not familiar with the city, we're making things a little easier with some helpful tips - there are even addresses for Google Maps.

San Salvario District One is the thriving hub of Turin's late-night bar and restaurant scene. This lively neighbourhood is the place where young people congregate and where you'll find all manner of cuisines and drinking hotspots.

Sample a range of toppings at Taglio Pizza Perfetta in the Quadrilatero

For cocktails, try Gørilla (Via Bernardino Galliari, 20) definitely a place worth seeking out. If it's somewhere steeped in culture you want, check-out the old quarter, known as the "Quadrilatero". Take in the architecture of this charming part of the city, whilst indulging on an authentic slice of pizza from Taglio Pizza Perfetta (Largo IV Marzo, 17C).

Any wine connoisseurs might want to visit Banco Vini e Alimenti (Via Mercanti, 13F) to test its range, though booking ahead is advisable.

Gravity Records is the store that supplies the city's music fanatics with the latest and second-hand vinyl. You're sure to find some gems crate digging here and might even bump into one of the DJs playing the event.

Techno maiden Ellen Allien goes wax shopping at Gravity Records during an earlier Movement

Finally, you will find Baroque influence in abundance at Caffè Mulassano (Piazza Castello 15), a bar that dates all the way back to the early 1900s. Here, you're invited to try the local delicacy bicerin. This traditional hot drink is made with coffee, chocolate and cream.

Of course, just like we always tell visitors to Ibiza, sometimes the absolutely best thing you can do is explore and seek-out experiences not listed in the guides. Turin has plenty of museums, grand squares and picturesque boulevards to get lost in.

Let's just take a moment to remember your primary reasons for visiting though, and that's the mammoth Movement Torino Festival.

The indomitable Lingotto Fiere

Starting on Thursday 31 October with a blockbuster main show at Lingotto Fiere, 2019 marks the festival's 14th edition. Various versions of the event take place all over the world, most notably in Detroit - the birthplace of techno music.

The following two nights see the festivities draw to a close with a pair of club shows. The first on Friday 1 November, features Brina Knauss and Magit Cacoon at Milk Club.

Legendary Detroit pioneer Derrick May and D-Wynn host the final party at Audiodrome Live Club on Saturday 2 November.

What's more, Movement Torino is part of Contemporary Art Week, meaning there are events and exhibitions taking place across the city. You can view the full programme here.

Last minute tickets for the festival can be purchased at its website, where you will also find additional information. Happy Halloween!

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