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Piazza San Carlo

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Address: Turin, Italy
Phone Number: 011-813-8511
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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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Torino trip

Very nice location downtown, particularly busy throughout the Christmas holidays. Enjoyed spending time there. A famous city coffee shop is right there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice location downtown, particularly busy throughout the Christmas holidays. Enjoyed spending time there. A famous city coffee shop is right there.

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Redding, Connecticut
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215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I must admit that I'm a sucker for these big squares in the old European cities and this is no exception. Magnificent architecture all round, huge spaces for circus type balancing acts and other things, as well as all manner of people to watch. I was a little disappointed that there were no bars/cafes that we could see, but you... More 

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Island of Gozo, Malta
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky enough to form part of the very large crowd which attended for the end of the year celebrations 2015. We welcomed the New Year 2016 with champagne and fireworks. Like everybody, we were dancing with the music all night long. A night to remember.

Thank BajadaS
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62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful squares in Italy surrounded with impressive buildings. In Palazzo Madame you can see the stairs without paying entrance. The square is also nice for its streetartists.,

1 Thank Jokebroekmans
Manlleu, Spain
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful outdoor. Nice, expensive and great cafeterias. We were looking for the bull everytime we went to the piazza. Couldnt find it!! Last time, when we saw it, we realised it wasnt that hidden... buy it was fun.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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319 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arguably the most beautiful square of the city, a 17th century architectural masterpiece of grand design and harmonious uniformity created by the royal architect Carlo di Castellamonte, and hosting Caval ëd Bronz, the bronze equestrian statue of Emanuele Filiberto, the Duke of Savoy. Free from traffic, it perfectly fit this city of wide boulevards flanked by historic porticos and arcades,... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fun bar with amazing decor and plentiful nibbles served alongside your wine choices. However horrendous queues for the loos.

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Zabbar, Malta
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11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

It is a really amazing piazza found at the centre of very interesting attractions and on an important road Via Roma. In fact, along this road one can appreciate various shops, attractions and other things too.

Thank Keith L
Bangkok, Thailand
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

It's huge square or as they call it a Piazza, you can spend a day here, all the attractions was walking distance. There's plenty of bars, restaurants, mini shops and it connects to all the shopping roads. All the bus terminals is not far from here so it's easy access. It does get hot during the day so protect yourself.... More 

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Lahti, Finland
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This historical square is a feast, but why let Prada and other stupid businesses occupy ´the best places. Here you should have more restaurants, cafes etc.

Thank Kenneth S

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