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Very good 9.3 / 10 (6 reviews)
via S. Domenico, 4 - Torino (TO) - Area: quadrilatero | Map


Bed & Breakfast



Guests in this venue liked
  • In The City Center
  • Charming Property
  • Shopping Area
  • Abundant Breakfast
Think about visiting Turin? Love cats? Then come and stay at Vibrisse-the Cat's Whiskers: the city center, homebaked goodness for breakfast, and a whisker-y welcome from our cats.

About the house:
We’re happy to welcome you in our own home, close to the Cathedral, Piazza Castello and Porta Palazzo, Europe’s largest, busiest and most colorful market. Vibrisse is nestled in the Quadrilatero Romano, one of Turin’s hot spots for nightlife, and offers you a quiet and cozy retreat where you can rest after a long day about town – maybe by cuddling our kitties, the actual landlords here;)
Available accommodations
Our triple room is equipped with a double and a single bed, located on a cozy mezzanine. We can also provide a camp bed for a child.

Your private bathroom is right out of the door, in a part of the house reserved to you.

Vibrisse looks out to a monastery's courtyard, so it is very peaceful and quiet any time of day.

About the breakfast:
We look forward to welcoming you in our kitchen for our signature breakfast and help you get a good start on your Turinese day. Homemade cakes and cookies, freshly-pressed juices, fruit and yogurts, jam, bread, butter and cereals, and of course a nice espresso shot, a latte or a cup of tea..and if you fancy something else, we’ll make sure you get it.

More info:
Our building dates back to the 17th century and sadly is not equipped with a lift or elevator. But there are only 3 floors to climb - and we even counted the steps: 72:)
Both properties are non-smoking, but you are welcome to enjoy your electronic cigarettes.

Due to the presence of our cats, we regret we can't accept other pets.
Rooms and Rates


Cancellation conditions (except for non-refundable rates)

You may cancel your booking up to 4 days before the check-in date. In the case of failure to show or late cancellation, you will be charged for one night’s stay

Payment terms

Balance to be paid at check-in
For non-refundable discounted rates, when the facility requires it, the guest must pay in advance as indicated to complete the booking. Payment is not refunded in the event of a cancellation.

Rules of the house

Check-in from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Check-out before 10:30 AM
For a booking including breakfast, breakfast is served from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Municipal tax of €2.30 per person per night is applicable. Children aged under 12 do not pay municipal tax
Fresh towels every 2 days
Fresh sheets every 3 days
Rooms are cleaned every 1 days. To allow staff to clean, we recommend leaving the room at 9:30 AM
Final cleaning is included in the price
No meal preparation allowed in rooms
No guests allowed in rooms

Other notes

Please note that there’s no elevator in the building and that the B&B is on the 3rd floor.

Camera Tripla

Maximum Guests: 4
Triple room with king-sized bed and single bed on a mezzanine.
We can add a camp bed for 20€/night. Upon request, for children up to 2 years old, we can supply a cot and a highchair free of charge.
Private bathroom just outside the room. We supply 3 towels for each guest, bathrobes and slippers.
Camera Tripla x 4
Maximum Guests: 4 / Breakfast Included / Private bathroom
Children ages:
Breakfast Included
Basic rate
A night minimum stay applies for this room
No availability for this class of room for the dates selected. View calendar
from 75 € (1 night / 2 guests)
Number of rooms with own bathroom but outside the room:
  • Breakfast included
  • Historic House
  • Romantic Atmosphere
  • Free Wifi
  • Family
  • Business
  • Hair dryer
  • Charm
  • Heating
*Declared by the Innkeeper

Various information

  • Internet access
  • English speaker
  • French speaker

House features

  • Historic house
  • 19th century house
  • Sharing areas available for guests
  • Panoramic location

Air conditioning and heating systems of the house

  • Certified systems
  • Heating systems

Electric system

  • Certified systems

Location and surroundings

  • City centre
  • Archeologic area / near monuments
  • Near (within 10 mins) pubblic transports
  • Near (within 45 mins) train station / airport / port

Number of rooms

  • Total number of rooms: 1
  • Number of rooms with own bathroom but outside the room: 1

Size of rooms

  • Between 14 and 20 sqm

Bathroom facilities

  • Bath tub
  • Bathrooms restored in the last 5 years
  • Hair dryer

Room facilities

  • Children bed
  • Mirror or luggage case
  • Internet connection or telephone


  • Desk / table and chairs
  • Sofa / armchairs

Cleaning services

  • Daily


  • Guides / maps / books available

Holiday themes - the place

  • Arts town

Holiday themes - town size

  • Metropolis - over 300.000 in.

Holiday themes - area features

  • Near monuments
  • Arts or archeologic area
  • Cultural events and arts exhibitions
  • Metropolitan area
  • Historic centre
  • Shopping area

Holiday themes - house features

  • Historic house
  • Charm
  • Family
  • Business
  • Romantic atmosphere
I've been baking since quite a long time for small-size catering events, friends parties and book presentations in bookshops, and I'd like to think that breakfast will be the highlight of your stay at Vibrisse's.

Homemade cakes, pastries and cookies, freshly-pressed fruit juices, besides the customary bread, butter and jams, yogurt, fruit and cereals, and of course a nice espresso shot, a latte or a cup of tea..and if you fancy something else, we’ll make sure you get it. This is our signature breakfast, and we can't wait for you to enjoy it as well.

We can not cater for celiac disease sufferers but, should you need it, we will provide a choice of packaged GF food.

Hey from Marcella

Member since May 2015 | 17,587 hits
My name is Marcella. I love to travel and to experience new places as the locals do.

This is the spirit behind Vibrisse (The Cat's Whiskers), our one-room, three-cats bed&breakfast in the heart of our hometown Torino.

I love to get to know new people and make them feel at home. I enjoy baking for them, showing them around my city and sharing all my favourite places.

In my spare time I am a freelance copywriter, and I make one inch scale miniatures for dollshouses.
My calendar is updated
Response time: within a day
Area Quadrilatero
In the heart of historical Quadrilatero Romano, right in the city centre, Vibrisse is just 3 blocks away from the Cathedral, the Royal Palace and Castello Square.
In a 5-minute walk you can get to the Egyptian Museum, the Mole Antonelliana, San Carlo Square and Carignano palace.
A very short walk leads you to the colourful magic of Porta Palazzo, Europe's largest food market.
The area is very well-served by public transport and offers an incredible selection of restaurants, bars and shops.

You can reach both Porta Nuova and Porta Susa railway stations with a 10-minute autobus ride (the nearest stop is 100 metres away). From there you can take a high-speed train to reach the EXPO in Milan in just 35 minutes.
Caselle airport can be reached by taxi or with an easy and cheap combination of autobus+train (the 11 line stops just outside Vibrisse and brings you to the Dora railway station, from which you can get to the airport in 20 minutes).
Train Stations
*Distances As The Crow Flies

Very good

Overall Rating 9.3 / 10
6 reviews
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Such a nice place! I appreciated the warm welcome and the daily chats with Marcella and I loved the curious cats. It felt like coming home in a unknown city. It's so nice to know that there are places like vibrisse in this world. Thank you, Marcella.
stayed from 07/12/2017 to 07/14/2017
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
An excellent address: quiet, perfectly located and with a warm welcome. It feels like home, or even better, after having tasted the home-made breakfast cooked by Marcella. Marcella is adorable, discrete, very attentive and always ready to advise us. Last but not least, we spent the whole stay with the mascot of the place, bobo the cat! In short, after leaving, you're looking forwards to come back again.
stayed from 05/25/2017 to 05/28/2017
The answer from the host:
Well Wihem, thank you so much! I'm over the moon that your stay with us was up to your expectations. I can't wait to have you back :) Thanks again!
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 9 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 10
Très bon accueil dans une chambre d'hôte très bien située à deux pas du centre ville. Chambre très propre et bine entretenue. La présence des chats "Bobo et Emma" n'est pas du tout une gêne, au contraire très distrayant. Encore mille merci pour la surprise du gâteau de mon anniversaire le matin.
stayed from 10/22/2018 to 10/26/2018
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Es war einfach alles perfekt. Marcella hat uns zusätzlich mit guten Tipps für Ausflüge, Sehenswürdigkeiten und Restaurants versorgt. Wir fühlten uns sehr wohl bei ihr.
stayed from 06/06/2018 to 06/09/2018
Property: 7 | Cleaning: 7 | Host: 7 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 7 | Breakfast: 8
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stayed from 04/26/2019 to 04/28/2019
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 8 | Host: 9 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 9
Posto tranquillo, strategico in quanto a posizione e disponibilità massima da parte della signora Marcella Consigliato.
stayed from 10/18/2017 to 10/19/2017
The answer from the host:
Grazie mille Carlo! A presto.