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Piazza San Carlo

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Address: Turin, Italy
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Piazza San Carlo was designed by Carlo di Castellamonte in 1642 and...

Piazza San Carlo was designed by Carlo di Castellamonte in 1642 and completed in 1650. In the middle of the piazza you’ll find the equestrian statue of Emanuele Filiberto (known to all as “El Caval èd brons”), sculpted by Carlo Marocchetti in 1838. The porticoed buildings surrounding the piazza give space to numerous bars, cafes, and restaurants.

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Beautiful Plaza

This is a beautiful Plaza to be in on a nice, cool afternoon in Turin, where you could listen to street buskers singing pop songs or playing pieces such as River Flows in You on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful Plaza to be in on a nice, cool afternoon in Turin, where you could listen to street buskers singing pop songs or playing pieces such as River Flows in You on the keyboard (along the shopping street facing the Piazza). Feels surreal.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the many nice piazza in Turin. Take your time and walk them. May are not only nice large places but also have very nice architectural buildings.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place.. historical ! It's the continuity of the amazing places u can visit in this great city. U can enjoy drinking coffe while sitting there, looking at the buildings, the ppl movement, and enjoying every moment of that magical atmosphere. The nice thing is that u feel as u r living in those old days when such a place... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great for an early evening stroll. Very central to a lot of good sight seeing locations. Saw a fashion photo shoot for good measure. Ciao!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely piazza & a must see in the city, great photo location & wasn't crowded when we visited. Designer shops dotted around perimeter of piazza along with Turins oldest cafe. Lovely area on a bright sunny day like our visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just to be in the heart of Turin Fresh air, great ambience... Historical place with a modern renovated touch. With an underground parking place and good connections to the shopping and historical places...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Piazza San Carlo is a perfect day for relax in a sunny day, just lay down in the square and enjoy the light of sun and the Italian bellezza !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the major squares in Turin, Piazza San Carlo had its foundations laid back in the 16th century.This square breathes history and culture, but can feel sort of empty at times. Its centre is dominated by the statue of Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy. The most remarkable part of piazza San Carlo, however, are the twin churches of Santa... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

It is a lovely square lined with upscale boutiques, the well preserved Baroque style buildings surrounding the square makes one to note that Turin has been once the capital City of Italy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Turin's New Year's Eve public celebration took place in Piazza San Carlo. It was lively, well protected by police, and did not get out of hand. We enjoyed it.

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