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Piazza San Carlo

Turin, Italy (Centro)
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Ranked #6 of 129 Attractions in Turin
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, 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, 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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Turin, Italy
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

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
15 helpful votes 15 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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602 reviews 602 reviews
315 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
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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98 attraction reviews
366 helpful votes 366 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It is marvellous in its unity of style. The visit of one of the historical cafes is a must. If you want to save money, drink the espresso italian style at the bar

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

if your visiting Turin, this plaza is a must see. Just two blocks south of Palazzo Madama, this one is much more picturesque. The buildings, especially the two churches at the south end, are magnificent. And unlike its larger neighbor (also a must see), this one has very little construction. Nice spot for an afternoon latte.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is the most beautiful square of Turin. It has two famous coffee shops, café San Carlo and café Torino. Both are very ornate and beautifully furnished. The cost of Coffee is about 3 euro if you sit down and 1.5 euro if you stand at the counter. The pastries are a treat. well worth a visit.

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very nice surroundings. Lively. Even at 11.00 p.m. full of people. Lots of young ones. Behaved and pleasant. You feel quite safe even in the evening. The impression is of an elegant city.

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