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Piazza Castello

Piazza Castello, 10123 Turin, Italy (Centro)
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Ranked #7 of 134 attractions in Turin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Designed in 1564 by Vitozzi. It's lined with porticoes and is the real heart of the city: here and hereabouts stand the great buildings that have... more » Owner description: Designed in 1564 by Vitozzi. It's lined with porticoes and is the real heart of the city: here and hereabouts stand the great buildings that have witnessed the development of the city, from the ancient Roman era to our days. In the middle of the square stands Palazzo Madama and on the side you could see The Royal Theatre, The Royal Palace , the Royal Library (that houses Leonardo da Vinci 's operas). In Piazza Castello (The Castle Square) begin the most important central streets, like Rome Street, Po Street, Garibaldi Street and Pietro Micca Street. « less
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This Pizza is big and beautiful. It has the Royal Palace in it, which has great history for those that love to know the story. It very lose to Piazza San Carlo and Via Roma. Just minutes from the Porta Nova metro station

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Nis, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Really nice place. It felt very renaissance. Surprisingly it is not full of people even if it is the centre of the city. Good staring point to all you want to see in Turin.

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Go here! Go to the castello! Go to the medieval gardens! perfection! a need for any photographers, and this is where the city sightseeing bus goes from, and where all the tourist-tat shops are!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

There are two hubs in the city of Torino...Porta Nuvoa and Piazza Castello. Piazza Castello in near the city center and it is easy to get there by buy. There are great restaurants, museums, and shopping in this area. If you walk farther north you run right into the Po River, which is amazing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

It stands at the head of Via Roma, with Via Po going east and Via Garibaldi to the west and these are the major entry points to most things of interest to visitors. Roma of course, is the " high on the hog" area and Po is the covered street that leads to the River Po and Garibaldi takes you... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We visited the piazza a few times but the highlight was on Sunday 1st June. The Piazza came to life with people dancing, marching bands, sword displays, football displays and much much more. Everywhere you looked there were people totally enjoying themselves - one tent was even teaching people basic life support and how to use defib kits! Very worthwhile.... More

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Zebbug, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Excellent location, loads and loads of beautiful shops and nice people.Very safe since lots of police patrols and security. Eat drink and enjoy the sun.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The piazza was packed with people listening to political haranguing and the loudspeakers were on max pitch so we quickly made our way to the castle entrance where we found a very nicely-decorated pasticceria in the left-hand corner, serving excellent desserts and espresso. The place is full of exhibition cases showing ancient china and other decorative items, very peaceful, some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Piazza Castello was designed in the mid of the 16th century and here are some of the buildings that witnessed Turin's and Italy's history since Roman times. In the middle of the square is Palazzo Madama, the first Italian Senate house and the Royal Library where you can find, among other masterpieces, Leonardo da Vinci's self portrait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Very nice plenty places to eat and drink around here I have being to Turin few times and i always love walking about in this square

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