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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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Nice for hang-out

The piazza is very nice for a combined stroll and hangout. It harbors many cafes, restaurants, shops and nice buildings too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The piazza is very nice for a combined stroll and hangout. It harbors many cafes, restaurants, shops and nice buildings too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

One of Turin's many piazzas with good cafes and open spaces where the Italians walk, sit and meet. Good for people watching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It is a nice place, we also went on the hop on and hop off bus from here. Worth viewing. There are streets that leads you to it from different areas, such as piazza republica etc...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Lots of restaurants, cafes, shops, and sites. Nothing too spectacular but plenty to do and see and some great people watching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The look of the square is very nice. It is surrounded by fancy stores, but the two churches on the ends look beautiful

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Large open area with some great restaurants. Café San Carlo on one corner and their sister restaurant directly on the other side are both a must. Always check out the inside because you'll be blown away by some of the décor and furniture.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This plaza and the via roma until the palace is a great walk, enjoying fancy shops, beutiful buildings, fountains and the city life. Maybeit is like 1 km walk but you can take your time looking around

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Geneva
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

That square is witness of the grandezza of the past. There is a bull made of bronze laid in the pavement at the south-east end of the square (in front of the Lavazza Caffé). Some say that by stepping on his balls and making a wish, it might come true. Try it!

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Arriving at the central train station "Portanuova" starting the tour of the city by walking through the streets of downtown, we should go in the famous Piazza San Carlo, a large and elegant town square. It stands out among the many squares of the city being a perfect setting for your photographs, surrounded 360 degrees by historical buildings this square... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Piazza San Carlo is within the old quarter of the city of Turin, known as the "Quadrilatero", this part of the city originally fell within the old Roman walls. It's really quite beautiful to look at and to walk through, either straight down the middle of the square or along and under the covered pavements. Lovely cafes and bars and... More 

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