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Piazza San Carlo

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Address: Turin, Italy
Phone Number: 011545118

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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A fantastic area with plenty of cafe bars to enjoy with seating in the piazza itself. Plenty of entertainment was also going on throughout the time we ate there.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A fantastic area with plenty of cafe bars to enjoy with seating in the piazza itself. Plenty of entertainment was also going on throughout the time we ate there.

Thank Mick C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Piazza San Carlo is one of several beautiful squares in Turin, lined with cafes which are survivors of a more elegant age. Great place to to people watch.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is beautiful, lots of little streets behind aswell - if you're hungry eat behind in the little steers not in the square- far too expensive

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large piazza with some high level shopping and cafés bordering it. The architecture is very impressive and during my stay the Slow Food fair was just starting, so the piazza was full of tents in preparation.

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La Coruna, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A most charming place to rest after sightseeing. There are several lovely cafes to enjoy a drink or a cup of coffee and watch torinesi and tourists go by. Not as busy as Piazza Castello.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful square in the centre of Turin with lots of shops under the colonnades. When we visited the square was full of tents for the slow food festival which is certainly worth visiting Turin for - one of the largest food festivals in the world with lots of opportunity to try food from the growers.

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful square in via Roma in the walking area if the old town, flanked by elegant buildings with ornate facades. Great for a quiet stroll or a stop for a drink, or a snack to enjoy the square and the people walking by.

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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Poor by the standards set by other Piazzas in other cities. Could be improved vastly by some creative thinking

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

this Piazza is in the center of Torino.There are at least two cafes/restaurants you could visit for a quick and not expensive cost. We visited to one closest the main road twice for lunch.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Via Roma is the main "walking street" in the middle of Turin where most of the main sites are located. This square is lovely but not outstanding.

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