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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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Big piazza

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank ilpirata83
La Coruna, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Teresa R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

Thank LAW64
Billericay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank jacko582
Saint Julian's, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank robert2018
much travelled Canadian
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank travellingcanadian_9
Turin, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful atmosphere and historycal roots,this square is a masterpiece of architecture and a special site for shopping.Relax in a bar/restaurant and enjoy wine,drinks or food of excellent quality.

Thank Carla P
Chisinau, Moldova
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Main Street of Turin is st. Roma. Its is long only 1 kilometer but It crosses 3 beautiful squares. Of these 3 the most beautiful the most beautiful one is square San Carlo. The unique thing about this square is that it has beautiful buildings and 2 churches at the entrance of the square. One thing to do there... More 

Thank paolo b
Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to pass through when walking around the city. Centrally located with a few shops around it and busier streets nearby with shopping.

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