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Piazza San Carlo

Turin, Italy (Centro)
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Ranked #3 of 135 attractions in Turin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Sliema, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

There is a very nice atmosphere especially in the evening. Some high quality confectioners and chocolatiers have there establishments there since the early nineteenth century. There is a very famous bronze statue in the middle of the square ( Caval d'brons ).

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Piazza San Carlo is gorgeous. Lot's of places to sit and have a coffee or a meal. It's minutes from Via Roma or Via Garibaldi, two of the major shopping streets in Torino. If you walk through this Piazza it leads you to other Piazza's that are smaller but beautiful. It's minutes from the Porta Nova metro stop.

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Tunis, Tunisia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

free classical concerts at the Piazza in summer. to be seated get there 3 hours in advance! nice historical monument to be visited. it is nice to stroll there and enjoy a drink.

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Melbourne, Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Sat in this glorious square in Turin last night and watched and listened to a rehearsal for an opera soon to be performed in the square. Enjoyed fabulous pasta and good wine. A stunning place.

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Beautiful! Not a huge amount to do but a must for photographers! Cafes and a few scattered shops, and close to the museums and shops of Via Roma.

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newcastle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

To explain; the square is large; symmetrical, has great architecture, but the number of business people, lawyers, architects, Governmental Admin personnel that frequent it seem to dwindle away after the lunch break and the "real" locals are seldom seen here , because it really is here for rich people; posers and gawkers. A coffee is 3 times what it is... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Very stylish and symetric archtecture, 90% is pedestrian area, beautiful shops (if you can afford them).

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Turin, Piemonte, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This piazza is such a diverse and wonderful place to watch people from all over the world and a ton of locals mingle together as they stroll across the piazza. But one of my favorite things had to be the discovery of the city mascot bull water fountains. Such a fun place to be within an amazing city, Torino.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We came upon this Piazza totally by chance while walking North from the main railway station to the City Center. Having walked up Via Roma with its 30s architecture this was a real breath of fresh air. The South end of the Piazza has 2 churches of the type one normally associates with Italian Cities (One St Carlo Boromeno -... More

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

A wonderful PIazza with enough coffee shops to make it a people watching heaven. Very nice to wander round the huge Piazza and take in the buildings and to just watch life pass you by as you revisit the past in your mind.

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