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Piazza Castello

Piazza Castello, 10123 Turin, Italy (Centro)
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Ranked #7 of 136 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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York, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is one of the largest squares in Turin. It's beautiful but I can't say there's much to do in there. However, you're bound to pass through it at some point if you're visiting the city.

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Kraków, Poland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Piazza Castello is a beautiful place, but there is lierally nothing to do there. It connects the main shopping streets- via Garibaldi and Via Po.

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Sliema, Malta
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Piazza Castello is the centre for many attractions and museums including the Hop on Hop Off bus. There is also the tourist information office which can provide visitors with very useful information about the area, and Turin in general.

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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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53 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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newcastle
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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