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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...more
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A must see when you’re visiting Turin. Beautiful architecture, with 2 long colonnades, which are very useful for enjoying some shade if it’s very sunny or even if you’re unfortunate enough to have the occasional shower to shelter from... That said you can, of course,...More
Baroque Square on Turin's Fashionable Via Roma. Highlighted by an equestrian statue of Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy, and surrounded by porticos designed by Carlo di Castellamonte. We had the wonderful milk-chocolate-espresso concoction bicerin at a cafe on the northwest corner of the square.
Arriving into Italia through Torino, this was one of my first stops. What initially appeared to be a huge empty space apparently housed several eateries and shops located along the roofed perimeter of the Piazza. Delis, restaurants, cafes, and the best chocolate store in town--...More
Having seen many of the beautiful piazzas across Europe the past few weeks, this one was a let down. Its very large with only a couple of cafes poked away in the corner. I guess the distinct lack of crowds said it all.
This is a classic Italian square, one of bigger ones, surrounded with beautiful arched Renaissance houses all the way around, housing many cafes and restaurants.
San Carlo is very close, 5 min walk south from the main Piazza Castello where's the Royal palace. It's southern...More