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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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One of my favorite piazzas in Italy

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My wife and I would pass this beautiful square every day on our way to some sight or other. The square has a beautiful design and the equestrian statue of the king was very good too. I bought some very good chocolates at Stratta (Piazza San Carlo, 191).

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We really enjoyed this plaza both times we visited Turin. Its a lovely large plaza with beautiful architecture, scenery, shops and places to eat. Its a great place to spend a couple of hours, or even just to pass through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

the twin churches, Saint Carlos and Saint Christina were so pretty and then the St. Giovanni Baptismo was on the other side and the classic café just a preview before the large main Piazza with the Pallazi of the Savoy Family

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Wonderful piazza !!! Great architecture and lots of historic coffee places like "Caffe Torino", " Caffe San Carlo", "Stratta" chocolates.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Beautiful piazza which invites for a gelato. It's really crowed during Christian holidays though. There are a lot of cafes and restaurants close by where you can rest after a long day of sight seeing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

delightful place to sit out and have a coffee and snack. Overlooking churches, statue etc. There are about 5 cafes and we tried 4 of them. all were welcoming and friendly and most not expensive. We particularly liked Mochita.

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