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Turin

Turin Service Directory

Here we have listed amongst other things hairdressers, panetterias, babysitting services, dentists and removal firms. If you have a recommendation please send an email to info@mumabroad.com

  • MammaFit passegino workout

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

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    MammaFit offers a whole host of exercise programmes for mother and baby in and around the city of Turin. Whether indoors or outdoors there is a course and time to suit all busy mums. Parco del Valentino, the most well-known Park in the city, hosts Mammafit passegino workouts every week from March to October. Pre-registration is required which can be completed on the MammaFit website.  Payment is by bank transfer and you will receive a confirmation email once the transaction has been processed. You can join the course at any time throughout the year, with the exercise programme also being offered in different locations throughout the city, including Parco Ruffini and Parco della Pellerina. During winter, courses continue indoors at other locations such as The Milk Bar, Casa del Quartire, Cascina Roccafranca and Centro Ruffini.
    See website for complete course listings, schedules and prices: www.mammaf.it
    ilaria.martina@mammaf.it
    +39 011 1982 5155 or +39 333 161 2050

    Comments:
    "The MammaFit workouts are excellent and a great excuse to get out the house, get back in shape and meet other mums." (LG, March 2013)

  • Panetteria Andrea Perino

    Recommended by Claudia

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    This panetteria is thought to be one of the best in Turin, with a beautiful window display to tempt passers-by. There are always queues at peak time. Here you can indulge in all sorts of freshly baked products such as pizza, focaccia, quiche, croissants, biscuits, cakes, different types of bread, grissini and so on. There is a café or outdoor seating area in which to enjoy your purchase or you can choose to take-away. Andrea Perino has successfully started focaccia baking classes for children aged 6-12 years old which run throughout the year with a limited number of places available. Lessons are usually organised from month to month so it’s advisable to call the number below for the latest course dates and information.
    Opening times: 
    Monday to Saturday: 07.30 – 19.30 Closed Sunday
    Via Cavour 10, 10123 Torino
    Tel: +39 011 0686056

    Comments:
    "My 7 year-old niece attended this course and really enjoyed it. Infact, we all enjoyed the course once she came home with some fantastic focaccia! Great idea for kids." (Claudia, Feb 2013)

  • L.A.M.A.T Laboratorio

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

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    Private clinical and diagnostic laboratory which carries out routine blood tests, medical certificate check-ups, cardiograms etc.  Efficient and professional service with many test results available within 24 hours. Payment by bancomat accepted. Open Monday to Saturday between 08.00 and 10.00.
    Via Cibrario, 53 (entrance Via Casalis, 1) 10143 Torino Tel: +39 011 437 3430
    www.lamatlab.it

    Comments:
    "Came here throughout my pregnancy for all my blood tests and found the service to be efficient and straightforward.  The first come first serve style means there are always queues first thing in the morning but if you are in a hurry it’s much quicker than going to an A.S.L."  (LG, April 2013)

  • Bibaiò Centro per linfanzia

    Recommended by Claudia

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    Located in Borgo Vittoria, this ‘baby parking’ centre offers parents a daily, short-term solution to childcare.  The centre offers childcare for babies and children between the ages of 13 months and 5 years for no more than 5 hours per day.  Children can play indoors and outdoors, paint, play, listen to stories and attend mini-courses all under the watchful and dedicated eye of the Bibaiò team.
    Open Monday to Friday from 07.30 to 15.30.
    Via Adda, 7 10147 Torino Tel: +39 348 400 8030

    Comments:
    "Found the centre to be warm and welcoming just like the staff. They are a caring team which makes leaving your little one a little bit easier. They do lots of activities too and it seems to be an encouraging environment in which to learn." (Claudia, April 2013)

  • Studio Dentistico Associato Autieri & Doglio

    Recommended by Claudia

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    Visiting the dentist no longer has to be a stressful experience thanks to Autieri & Doglio. This dental practice provides all types of dental care and hygiene using the latest technology and equipment.  The studio itself is modern, high-tech and the surroundings are extremely welcoming and accommodating especially for young children, with colourful walls, play area, television showing cartoons, toys and experienced staff to distract even the most terrified of patients. Free parking nearby Open Monday-Friday 09.00-19.00.
    Corso Rosselli, 108/8E 10121 Torino Tel: +39 011 39 0493
    www.studioautieridoglio.it
    Email:
    info@studioautieridoglio.it

    Comments:
    "Excellent service and staff.  They have a fantastic manner with children which takes the stress out of going to the dentist."  (Claudia, April 2013)

  • Traslochi Vitello e Figli

    Recommended by Claudia

    Expert removal company with nearly 40 years’ experience in the business, covering Italy and the whole of Europe.  Workers can organise everything from packing to furniture assembly.  Free quote available without obligation and special deals are available for young families.  Available 7 days a week.
    Tel: +39 011 965 2721
    www.traslochivitello.it
    Email:
    info@traslochivitello.it

    Comments:
    "Reliable and professional service that made moving house less stressful. The options available are good because they allow you to choose exactly what you need."  (Claudia, April 2013) 

  • Babysitter - Agnese Lulita

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

    Agnese Lulita has many years of childcare experience both in Italy and abroad, from young babies to young adults. She has two main titles: ‘Educatrice Prima Infanzia (0-3 years) and ‘Animatrice Professionale’ and a rich and full C.V. with trusted and valid references. For more information and availability please contact her directly by phone +39 328 822 7212  or by email agneseiulita@yahoo.it

    Comments:
    "Agnese is a very professional babysitter with very high standards and has lots of experience working with children of all ages." (LG, April 2013)

  • Baby Planner Service

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

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    The Baby Planner service is website-based with agents working in several Italian cities including Turin and Rome.  The idea of the service is to take the stress out of having to organise events and activities and to have a reliable source of information and advice for expectant and new mums.  Services provided by the company include the organisation of baby showers, baptism celebrations, birthday parties, photography sessions for special occasions, gift lists, pre and post birth courses, personal shopper and also advice regarding schools, summer camps and children’s activities.  
    Tel: +39 348 393 4278
    www.babyplanneritalia.it
    Email:
    info@babyplanneritalia.it

    Comments:
    "This can be a very useful website for someone who may not have many contacts in the area they live or who is new to the area, especially regarding advice on schools and summer camps. The other services are also interesting as they can organise parties or celebrations with all the finishing touches so you don’t have to think about anything." (LG, April 2013)

  • Green Hair Parrucchiera

    Recommended by Claudia

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    This ‘organic’ hair salon is an ideal choice for those who care about or need to pay particular attention to which hair products they use.  All of the products come from Switzerland, are vegetable based and all packing is completely biodegradable.  Hair treatments and colour are suitable for all and can even be used during pregnancy. Booking recommended. Closed Monday morning and all day Sunday
    Piazza Santa Giulia, 3/A 10124 Torino Tel: +39 377 168 7639

    Comments:
    "I was desperate to get my highlights done during my pregnancy and found the perfect place to go. All the products are safe, natural and good for the environment too." (Claudia, April 2013) 

  • The Milk Bar

    Recommended by Lyn Gladwin

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    The Milk Bar, located near beautiful Piazza Bodoni, is the third store to open in Italy following success in Rome and Milan.  The concept is to offer mums and mums-to-be a place to shop, relax and have a focal point related to all things pregnancy, breastfeeding and motherhood.  The shop sells beautiful and quirky items including baby grows, maternity wear and baby care products.  In store you will meet three working mums: Federica, Silvia and Lorenza who can offer expert advice and a huge selection of services to customers including baby massage, yoga and pilates.  There are also numerous support groups available such as La Leche League where all matters related to breastfeeding can be discussed.  Specialist talks by dieticians, midwives, psychologists, and reflexologists are often held to look at pre and post labour concerns. Open Monday-Saturday: 10.30-19.00 See website for full course listings.
    Via Bodoni, 7/G 10123 Torino Tel: +39  011 763 3558
    www.themilkbar.it
    Email: torino@themilkbar.it

    Comments:
    "I am so thankful that The Milk Bar exists because it has opened so many doors for me in terms of finding a social life and meeting people. It’s difficult being a mum but especially when you live abroad, so the service has really helped me personally."  (LG, April 2013)

  • Stella Cadente

    Recommended by Claudia

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    Stella Cadente is a national service with dedicated agents working personally to find suitable babysitters, au-pairs, doulas and domestic help, all of whom are professional and well researched.  Users of the service can make a request on-line for the type of assistance required and the company will then find suitable candidates. The annual subscription to use the service costs €99 and prices there-after are all listed in detail on the website.  Employees can be hired on a part-time, full-time, live-in, evening, holiday and extra-time basis. An initial, free on-line request can be made to find the right person and service without obligation. Marzia Pallaria is a Stella Cadente agent available by appointment to discuss the service in person at The Milk Bar, Via G. Bodoni, 7/G 10123 Torino.
    Agent: Dott. Marzia Pallaria Tel: +39 328 814 8155
    www.i-stella.com 

    Comments:
    "Marzia is a lovely person and helped me find a last-minute, reliable and professional babysitter.  After payment of the initial subscription, the prices vary depending on the service required." (Claudia, April 2013)

  • Ceste da Bosco

    Recommended by Federica Castellaro

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    The Azienda Agricola Bosco Vincenzo & Claudio, that produces vegetables using biological methods from the 90s, offers the delivery of organic fruits and vegetables to your home. They are seasonal and local products: from producer to consumer, with clear benefits for both. It’s possible to order the small basket (with about 5 kilos of vegetables or fruit or mixed) for 11 euro or the bigger (with about 7,5 kilos) for 16,50 euro. Deliveries are on tuesday or friday and it costs 3 euro for each address.
    Azienda Agricola Bosco Vincenzo e Claudio
    Claudio 3356947831
    Vincenzo 3356792312
    Fax: 0116290483
    e-mail: cestedabosco@libero.it
    www.cestedabosco.it