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Piazza San Carlo

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Address: Turin, Italy
Phone Number: 011-813-8511
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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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Pretty to walk through, but pricy

This is a lovely piazza to walk through, or sit and listen to an accordion player and enjoy a break in the sun, but is very expensive for eating, and even a coffee.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is a lovely piazza to walk through, or sit and listen to an accordion player and enjoy a break in the sun, but is very expensive for eating, and even a coffee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This piazza is central to a number of sightseeing spots in Turin. A nice meeting spot with virtually anything that you would want close by.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This beautiful piazza offers an excellent opportunity to sight see, watch the locals, and even catch an occasional flash mob breaking out in song! There are two churches, side by side! Nearly identical!! The many cafes and excellent transportation to the piazza make it a favorite.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Pure renaissance - large, on both sides arcades, a lto of coffee houses, restaurants. At the corner of the Piazza twon churches - worth to visit them.

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Leicester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We saw Hugh Masekela during the Turin Jazz Festival. What a great place! Good sounds and easy to see the stage even if standing. Really impressed with the place amd the music!

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

It is nice to sit down and enjoy the people going about their chores in this central square of Turin, surrounded with magnificent architecture of the twin churches.

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Turin, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Location and style. The "twin" churches on one end, the historical cafes on all sides, the wonderful architecture. It's a great place to catch one of the many free concerts throughout the year. Stand at one of the bars and have an espresso for a fraction of the price of the sit-down crowd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

What is it about Italians and their piazza's. They do them so incredibly well. This is one of the best. Classic bronze statues (Caval 'd Brons), amazing churches (San Carlo e Santa Cristina) and the obligatory cafes. All in an expansive paved open space. Perfect for people watching, shopping and just for hanging out soaking up all this Italian dolce... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Gorgeous piazza, equal to the best in Italy, surrounded by elegant, high-end shops and fashionable people. Just don't eat in a cafe on the piazza if you're on a budget. Overpriced and forgettable food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We recently spent a week in Torino and each day during our stay we found time to stroll through Piazza San Carlo and visit the caffe's and churches It is certainly one of the most beautiful squares in Italy, up there with Piazza San Marco in Venice and Rome's Piazza Navona. The twin churches at one end of the square... More 

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Address: Address: Turin, Italy
Phone Number: 011-813-8511
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Turin  >  Turin>  > Centro

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