How to get to Cheese

Use public transport to get to Cheese. It’s better for the environment!

RAIL

We recommend you to travel by train. The Bra rail station is only a few minutes’ walk from the event venues and, again this year, there’ll be special offers for those who choose to travel with Trenitalia.

All the participants at Cheese who show a validated ticket from Trenitalia during the days of the event, have a regional membership (weekly, monthly, or annual), or are holders of Cartafreccia or Carta Unica of Trenitalia have the right to:

  • a complimentary copy of Il glicomane by Moni Ovadia (available only in Italian), published by Slow Food Editore when you buy with the purchasing of any chosen book with no minimum price, and a 15% discount on new releases at the Taste Library;
  • a useful gadget to pick up at Casa Slow Food, via Mendicità Istruita 14 (limited stocks);
  • a glass of wine worth €3 for every €10 you spend at the Enoteca.

TRAIN TIMETABLE TORINO - BRA - ALBA

CAR

Via autostrada A6 Torino-Savona: Marene-Cherasco exit, then follow the signs for Bra;
Via autostrada A21 Torino-Piacenza: Asti Est exit; proceeding via autostrada A33 Asti-Cuneo, direction Alba, then follow the signs for Bra.

CAR PARKS AND SHUTTLE SERVICES

Road access in Bra will change during the event, and the area inside the ring road will be closed to traffic between 9:30 am and 11:00 pm.

Thanks to SAC (Bus Services and Tourism), we will have a shuttle service from the city center to the main parking areas. The routes around Bra will change due to road closures. Notices will be posted on buses.

  • BLUE BUS (NAVETTA BLU), parking in Via Antonio Rolfo and Corso Monviso.
  • RED BUS  (NAVETTA ROSSA), parking at Hotel Cavalieri and Piscine di Bra (Bra swimming pool).
  • GREEN BUS (NAVETTA VERDE), parking in Via Nogaris – Pollenzo.

These three services run every 20 minutes, and each trip costs €1.50.

BRA-POLLENZO SHUTTLE

There is also a service that runs between Bra and Pollenzo. On Friday, Saturday and Monday these are local public transport services, while on Sunday (and the late evening services on the other days) are dedicated special services provided by Slow Food. The price of these trips is also €1.50, however, on the special services, if you have a copy of your ticket for a Taste Workshop or Dinner Date, your journey is free.

DOWNLOAD THE BRA-POLLENZO SHUTTLE TIMES

The routes of Bra’s buses will be changed during Cheese, because of the total closure to traffic in the city center.

DISABLED PARKING

People with a disabled parking permit can enter the city of Bra and use the P2 car park in Strada Montenero, adjacent to Piazza Spreitenbach.

SECURITY

The security plan is provided by the Bra Municipal Authority (Comune di Bra) and Slow Food and agreed with the Provincial Committee for Public Safety. During the hours of the event the entire zone will be completely closed to traffic, even for residents, with 13 road blocks that will allow the passage of emergency vehicles if necessary.

Outside the hours of the event, the gates will be managed and regulated by barriers. Shuttles will connect the center of Bra with car parks along the main access roads, transporting visitors and citizens to the roundabout in Strada Orti, to the Church of the Cross in Via Vittorio and Via Piumati (a return ticket costs €1.50).

Consuming food or drinks in glass containers outside the specially set up areas of the event and their seating areas is prohibited. Bulky backpacks, selfie sticks, helmets and dangerous objects must not enter the area of the event where, for the protection of public safety, controls carried out by the police will be carried out.

More than 40 stewards, easily identified among the public, will help to ensure the smooth running of the event, providing assistance – if necessary – in decongestation operations. At the Municipal Police station in via Moffa di Lisio, a joint Control and Coordination Room will be in contact with the staff to oversee the event, while a public address system will allow the prompt communication of messages to the public if necessary.

The Security Plan also includes, among other things, seven fixed stations equipped with a defibrillator and medical personnel equipped on foot. The coordination center is also located at the Municipal Police station.