Piazza Castello
Piazza Castello
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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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  • Paul Legate
    United Kingdom20,373 contributions
    Captivating square in the centre of Turin
    Piazza Castello is the most central square in Turin and was formed in the middle of 14th Century with the majority of construction taking place between 16th and 18th Centuries. Palazzo Madama was the original seat of the Italian parliament and dominates the square. At the northern edge of Piazza Castello is Palazzo Reale which was built for Carlo Emanuele II. I enjoyed visiting the square which was incredibly quiet when I visited in July 2020.
    Visited July 2020
    Traveled solo
    Written November 8, 2020
  • AlbertSalichs
    Manresa, Spain11,438 contributions
    Very nice quare with very important buildings
    Piazza Castello is one of the most important squares in Torino, the main city in Piedmont. In this square, there are two important buildings: Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale) and Madama Palace (Palazzo Madama), so I am sure you came here, if you visit the city. Also, in the square there are some bars and restaurants (a bit expensive) and it is a very nice place to walk (it is a pedestrian square) and see the greatness of this city. Also, there are very nice monuments. (See also Palazzo Reale di Torino, Galleria Sabauda, Museo di Antichita, Museu Reali, Giardini Reali - Museu Reali di Torino, Palazzo Madama and Armeria Reale)
    Visited November 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written July 8, 2023
  • NamasteHello
    Harrogate, United Kingdom1,906 contributions
    Grandeur on a massive scale
    Unbelievable. When booking a holiday to Turin en route home from Florence, I never thought that I would prefer Turin, but this grand Piazza and the colonnades and surrounding streets, the space and the people made it a wonderful experience. Its grandeur is stunning with centuries old buildings. Why is it that its grandeur is not celebrated more widely. Everywhere you look there are great buildings.
    Visited October 2022
    Written October 5, 2022
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Stu D
London, UK5 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
A beautiful square well worth a visit. Unfortunately rained solid for 2 days while in Turin. So did not enjoy as much. Palazzo Madama very interesting and well laid out. For a good view of Turin worth going to Chiesa Di Santa Maria Del monte dei Cappuccini. From Piazza Castello by Tram 13 down via Po to the last stop and then a 15 minute walk up the hill.
Written June 4, 2023
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Caltanissetta, Italy2,871 contributions
Jan 2020 • Business
The beautiful Piazza Castello, in the Turin downtown. The place, the Real Palace, The Castle... So marvelous.
Written January 20, 2020
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Pegasios
Nicosia, Cyprus338 contributions
Jan 2016 • Couples
Very nice graphic city centre square. We went there during Christmas time, and was very nicely decorated. A place to go when you visit Turin!
Written November 24, 2016
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Ryan S
Cardiff, UK212 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
A picturesque piazza that features two palaces, palace madama and the royal palace of turin. Both palaces are both huge and very picturesque. There is also a very nice sweet shop here.
Written August 27, 2020
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Dr.Tanvir Ahmad Khan
Mecca, Saudi Arabia388 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
A beautiful open place surrounded by beautiful historic buildings with lots of shops,cafes & restaurants. A major tourist spot. Nice views for photos
Written February 28, 2020
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia26,387 contributions
Aug 2019
The main feeling after a visit. There is no sense of square.... This is probably due to the structure of the square. If you are standing on the side of the Palazzo Reale, then this is a normal Turin Piazza with Baroque-classicist facades, fountains spouting from under the pavers. All very well. Very Torino. If we go around the Palazzo Madama, we see two quite medieval towers with a monument dedicated to the first world war and the Central character-the Duke of Aosta, very similar to Mussolini with his square jaw. Quite a different view. Not a square, but a two-faced Janus.
Written January 27, 2020
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ludor
Iasi, Romania2,977 contributions
Jan 2020
Surrounded by beautiful buildings, including the Royal Palace, this is an iconic square of Turin, a must for anyone visiting the Piedmont capital.
Written January 24, 2020
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Caterina A
99 contributions
Jul 2019
Our apartment was on Piazza Castello, and it was the best location to walk all over town. We always felt safe, and for the most part, it was a clean area, with only a few homeless people staking claim under the porticos during the evening hours. While staying at Piazza Castello, we visited Palazzo Reale (great Armory) and the Church of San Lorenzo. A short distance away was Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone (church of the Holy Shroud), Quadrilatero Romano/Old Town and Porta Palazzo. Piazza Castello was a fun place to people watch. The crowds at night (especially on Friday and Saturday) were fairly large but not loud or boisterous. Even if you are not staying in the area, it's a nice place to take a stroll and enjoy the nice atmosphere.
Written August 11, 2019
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JuveFan007
Beirut, Lebanon24 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
Place was crowded with multicultural ethnicities and backgrounds. Its historical preservation was one for the eye. Loved sitting on the benches and sipped my Large Coffee.
Written December 19, 2018
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Paul W
St. Albans, UK16 contributions
Jun 2014 • Solo
This square forms the centre of Turin and represents all that is best about the city, its regal elegance and charm, the architectural beauty and the stylish shops bars and restaurants. A visit to the Palazzo Reale or Royal Palace is a must. Soak in the sheer opulence of the gold leaf in the palace. Nearby Palazzo Madama a baroque masterpiece with medieval rear is worth a visit. Also the shops and boutiques under the arcades towards Via Roma. Try lunch at Baratti & Milano also in the square and nearby are the Sabauda Gallery and Egyptian Museum famous throughout the world. Turin never fails to attract me though I have been there so many times and it remains my favourite city, well worth a visit at any time of the year.
Written November 11, 2014
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