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Piazza San Carlo

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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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Maybe we were a little over cultured by this stage in our holidays to wholeheartedly appreciate the large and impressive square. But it was great anyway.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Maybe we were a little over cultured by this stage in our holidays to wholeheartedly appreciate the large and impressive square. But it was great anyway.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This Piazza is a great point for finding your way around Turin when you are lost, is lined by restaurants and has public benches, to sit on and read your map/book - whilst doing this I even had a local come up to me and try and chat me up! A very Italian experience!

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Subotica, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This large and beautiful piazza is something that must be seen and photographed. You will see churches, monuments, and branded shops. I recommend to take brake in caffe Torino

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switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a magnificent square with wonderful monuments and churches in addition to the architectural heritage of the city of Torino. Sculptured facades and arcades surround this Piazza. Some exquisite coffee shops adorn the square like the San Carlo and Bar Torino. A joy to be there at any time of day; a coffee/hot chocolate during the day and an... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Large and open with museums etc. and while we were there outdoor music as a contrast to the classical music of the festival

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Cleveland, Oh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is an impressive, large and beautiful square, built over the centuries and the showpiece of the capital of the kingdom os Piedmont and Savoy. It has everything, elegant building, the beautiful San Carlo Church, shops, restaurants and bar in a very elegant setting. Ideal for a walk at any time during the day and night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A beautifull Piazza with all nice buidings surrounding it. In the early morning it is not so crowded and you can enjoy the atmosphere very well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A must when you're in Turin! The most elegant square in town. You won't regret a stop here, in the heart of the city surrounded by hundreds years old buildings

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Bribir, Primorsko-goranska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A breathtaking, large but quiet Italian piazza. It was really relaxing to drink coffee there. In the square there are fountains with drinking water too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Torino is an elegant city and la Piazza San Carlo non less. The arcades around the place are heaven sent, when summer temperatures are soaring to over 30 degrees celsius. Don't miss the delicious pastry shop and cafe bar "Stratta". And next to it you find the fabulous shop of "San Carolo dal 1973", which sells designer fashion and the... More 

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