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Piazza San Carlo

Neighborhood: Centro
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As featured in One Day in Turin and 1 other guide
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Address: Turin, Italy
Description: 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 Piazza

A beautique filled, shopping feast for those who like style and top brands. For those who have to sit around and wait, a couple of lovely cafes and places to eat make it a treat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

A beautique filled, shopping feast for those who like style and top brands. For those who have to sit around and wait, a couple of lovely cafes and places to eat make it a treat.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The piazza is vast and there is plenty to do and see around it. the biggest surprise is the little glass covered galleria just at the beginning of the piazza on the left just as you have come into it from Via Po. A real hidden jewel.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is the classy shopping area of the city. On one side are 2 churches, the Santa Cristina and San Carlo. Aside from designer shops, there are also pastry and chocolate shops. Aside from the Piazza Castello, this square makes one aware just how grand Turin is.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Stunning Architecture especially when lit up at night, nice for strolling, avoid the very expensive cafes in this piazza (arrogant staff and tourist traps) - can get same or better service and coffee at many other cafes nearby and around city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Wonderful piazza in the heart of the city. Cobblestones everywhere and very elegant shops (Prada, Armani, etc..) all around. Make sure to stop for a coffee at one of the cafe's that are in the piazza. I believe that in the summer must be a wonderful place to hang out, sipping a drink at one of the cafe's. Lastly, there... More 

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful example of Italian architecture, a must see. Gorgeous palaces, chic cafeterias, pedestrian area

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Tirana, Albania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of most beautiful parts of the city. A great place to see Italian architecture and to take some photos, yet not the best thing you can find in the city.

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is quite a nice square to take pictures at, and obviously a must-see in Torino. There are many cafeterias where you can sit and take a coffee/a cold drink after sightseeing, I would recommend to save this place for the end of the day for there are not really that many places to visit or anything, it's just one... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This piazza is a great place to sit on a sunny day, especially if you have some gelato/chocolate/anything that's unhealthy. There are benches, although locals will probably beat you to them. If you can, snag a seat at the base of the statue in the center. On a nice day, you might hear someone nearby playing some music or see... More 

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Monza, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I always enjoy to come here to see this square. It is in the middle of the crossway between the station and the piazza Castello. In the middle we admired the big statue. Wht this square is really lovely is to see all the nice bars, We went to Caffee Torino and it feels like going back 100 years

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