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Piazza Castello

Piazza Castello, 10123 Turin, Italy (Centro)
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Ranked #9 of 122 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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Lisbon, Portugal
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Palazzo Reale, in Piazza Castelo, is the ancient palace of the kings, when Turin was the capital of Italy It was the residence of Vittorio Emanuele II, king of Italy, until 1865. The monumental building is made in a square plan, with an internal courtyard, and keeps intact the façade dated 1658. Interior decorations and furniture, worked by inumerous artists... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Simply majestic! So royal, we knew it was a royal palace before we even saw it's name!!! Bella!! Beautiful! I want to stay there

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Mexico City, Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I have been surprised by Torinos architecture, and the grandure of the castles. Well worth a visit! I do recomend a visit, it was snowing and the views were amazing!

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Ancona, Italy
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The main square, it offers a lovely view of all Turin main buildings. it also leads to the main shopping streets. It is a must.

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Bursa, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

All dishes are great with a reasonable price. The decoration is very nice and comfortable. Don't forget trying vines...

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This very large magnificent square, Piazza Castello, was designed in the sixteenth century. It is lined with porticoes; you never get wet on a rainy day in downtown Turin. Here are Palazzo Madama, the Royal Theatre, the Royal Palace and the Royal Library, which houses Leonardo da Vinci's operas. These buildings are a reminder that Torino was the royal city... More

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Zabbar, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

If you want to feel free to move around without any traffic interference, I would suggest Piazza Castello in Turin, Italy. Surrounded by renaissance palaces like Palazzo Reale and Palazzo Madama, one can never forget the atmosphere of being a special visitor to this well planned magnificent and richly endowed space. Unfortunately, during my visit, it was raining all the... More

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

beautiful, amazing architecture, wonderful cafe's and restaurants to choose from, right off the piazza

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Chamonix, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

In the city centre of Torino don't miss a visit to this beautiful square where the king's palace can be visited ,the Palazzo Reale with its wonderful rooms ,the Palazzo Madama with a huge collection of porcelains that were of the former kings and where you can sip a coffee or aperitifs with superb sandwiches in the cafe at the... More

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