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Piazza San Carlo

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Address: Turin, Italy
Phone Number: 011545118
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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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This is the place !

simply perfect in Turin downtown ! I personally feel at home in this place . Just a coffee or a walk through the arcades .

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

simply perfect in Turin downtown ! I personally feel at home in this place . Just a coffee or a walk through the arcades .

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many people together on a sunny day but everybody is relaxed but touristic. If you visit Torino you have to see this ofcours.

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Chisinau, Moldova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the sunniest and happy place to be in summer because of kids playing in the fountains around the piazza and not crowded place.

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For those who can't find it, it's under the arches of the piazza in front of café Torino. Other than that there are a lot of locals who step on the bill on the way past for luck. You are meant to make a wish whilst standing on the testicles.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this piazza. it was tranquil and lonely after all the rain on that particular day. nice stores also. some of them were already closed.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only is this a great open square of traditional Turin but it has some of the top old cafes from the by gone era. Make sure to stop after 5 PM at any of the cafes for a good glass of wine (try Dolcetto or Barbera) and experience the small little snacks that Turin has become famous for!

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Raleigh, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is impressive in size and the beauty of the buildings. In summer take advantage of the covered streets to get some shade

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Noida, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's good place in middle of city of Turin. You can walk around to see the shopping street and come back and just sit on a bench and get a feel of city.

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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice place for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Perfect for people watching and enjoying the very speciel italien atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great location to watch the Torinese going about their business, a central location with great views across all parts of the Piazza can be had from any where in the Piazza.Great cafes for breakfast ,lunch,dinner or just coffee or apperitivi.

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