Piazza Castello

Piazza Castello, Turin: Address, Phone Number, Piazza Castello Reviews: 4.5/5

Piazza Castello
4.5
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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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Neighborhood: Centro
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Paul Legate
St Ives, UK19,718 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
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.
Written November 8, 2020
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Michele Amico🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
Caltanissetta, Italy2,854 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, Cyprus295 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, UK164 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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Caterina A
98 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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Tanvir Ahmad Khan
Turaif, Saudi Arabia380 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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Wookash Q
Wroclaw, Poland1,531 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Quite nice place with monumental buildings including castle and royal palace. Nice to walk around under arcades.
Written February 12, 2020
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia21,632 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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