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Piazza Castello

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Address: Piazza Castello, 10123 Turin, Italy
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+39 011 436 1455

Designed in 1564 by Vitozzi. It's lined with porticoes and is the real...

Designed in 1564 by Vitozzi. It's lined with porticoes and is the real heart of the city: here and hereabouts stand the great buildings that have witnessed the development of the city, from the ancient Roman era to our days. In the middle of the square stands Palazzo Madama and on the side you could see The Royal Theatre, The Royal Palace , the Royal Library (that houses Leonardo da Vinci 's operas). In Piazza Castello (The Castle Square) begin the most important central streets, like Rome Street, Po Street, Garibaldi Street and Pietro Micca Street.

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Turin city break

An amazing gold encrusted palace. Needs to be the main visit of any trip to Turin. Gardens are poor but the rooms open more than make up for that.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An amazing gold encrusted palace. Needs to be the main visit of any trip to Turin. Gardens are poor but the rooms open more than make up for that.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The piazza is in the middle of other interesting sites and great architectural buildings, even if you didn't get a chance to visit each of them but being in the piazza you at least still can see those from the outside and admire its architectural design

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

See and be seen on this plaza. It's usually filled with locals enjoying the day and buskers trying to make s buck. It right in the middle of the action so it's close to just about everything.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The piazza is central to a lot of experiences in Turin. We visited the castle, the churches as well as the shroud and the Palazzo Madama. Easy walk from the train station.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunatly I could only visit it at night but I wish I could work around under the sun with a good gelatto !!

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the very heart of Turin with great places to visit as Palazzo Madama, The Royal Palaces of the Savoia, Teatro Reggio, the church of San Lorenzo and also the roads of Via Roma and Giuseppe Garibaldi for shopping. Just a few minutes walk from Main Station of Porta Nuova. Do not miss!!!!

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plaque honouring Pastor Goffredo Varaglia (look it up on Fb) it is a nice secret not many people seen... On 21st October, 2000 a plaque was unveiled to remember this Waldensian pastor who was hanged and burned at the stake at this location in 1558. Varaglia was born in Busca, in the Maira Valley, in 1507. After having attended the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beautiful piazza with the Palazzo Madama on one side, the Castello in the front and fabulous restaurants on the other side. Must be fantastic in summer !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

A pretty piazza, especially in the spring sunshine. Easily accessible from Torino Centrale station, and a good city centre navigation point for tourists. If you walk a little further into the Gardini Reali you can pick up a free city map.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

Quite a big square, and Palazzo Madama at the side, there are also the Torino Bulls, a nice place to walk around. And just round the corner there is the Duomo of the Shroud.

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