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Piazza San Carlo

Address: Turin, Italy (Centro)
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Ranked #4 of 138 Attractions in Turin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Piazza San Carlo was designed by Carlo di Castellamonte in 1642 and completed in 1650. In the...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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Gaillard, France
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87 reviews 87 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Beautiful piazza, the shopping hits all sides if that is what you want. But when you stumble on this place at dusk, with the setting sun and the light going on, it truly is glorious. Fabulous statues and just a great ambiance all around.

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Petoskey, Michigan
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67 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

When I say this it means that this is where the main shopping either starts or finishes depending on your direction of travel. It is the entry for us into the wonderful squares and history of the city-Piazza Carlo Alberta,Piazza Costello and Piazza Reale. All these are surrounded by wonderful smaller squares and more historical sights and museums churches Govt.... More 

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Milan, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This city welcomes you by this beautiful square. It might temp you to stop for half and hour and seat on a bench or so. There are sometimes some markets which worth visiting, selling southern Italian foods.

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Fossano, Italy
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38 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is such an impressive square you will start turning looking at every corner and detail! It is very often used for special markets and city events. My favourite one is when sunlounges are set up during the Winter and people can sit on them while enjoying a cup of hot chocolate! Have fun in Turin!

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Turin, Italy
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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Ok I am from Turin and probably in love with this place but it is really lovely and it deserves a stop. It is the heart of the town, often called "il Salotto"; from here you can easily reach any other point of interest of the old town. Quite interesting and not known even from the inhabitants.... there are some... More 

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Milan, Italy
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29 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I have always loved Turin ad its beautiful places and piazza San Carlo is one of the most beautiful one. Via Roma on one side and two baroque churches on the other make it a really nice a relaxing place. With its cafes all around it's nice to take a break and relax

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nice for a nighttime stroll! I walked around with a good friend I was visiting in 2005 and had some nice Italian fare nearby (I don't remember where at this point). Very nice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

One of the best place of Turin ... I left there part of my heart walking around some warm night on summer, with classic music coming from the bar in the corner. Either in winter when some artist play music below the arches... Typical streetlights with horn of plenty harms provide soft light ... Is that kind of place you... More 

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Yorkshire
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371 helpful votes 371 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

There are so many wonderful buildings in Turin and a good number of piazza's too and this is probably the best - not least because there is no renovation going on. Lots of high end shops and plenty of places to grab a coffee. We went at dusk so it was nice to see it both when light and dark.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A large formal square with covered walkways at both long sides, expensive shops and inviting terraces for dining al fresco

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