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Piazza Castello
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Location, events, historic towers and amazing sporty crowd..what more you need from a square !
The day i visited , there was a NBA series in progress and beethoven concert almost 500 mtrs away from it - Both open to public..wow !

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Reviewed June 28, 2013

I was very lucky when visiting Torino, because there was a musical festival, a solistice festival, a saint´s festival and more and more.So for 4 days,there was music,dance,markets etc. all over. Therefore the Castle Square was bursting with life and activity. The beautiful buildings, arcades and cafés were just a superb bonus :)

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

A large square, with an info point and the starting point for a lot of great museums and churches. This is only one of the principal piazzas of Torino but is the communal square where most of the city’s public activities take place
The red castle with it's crenulated covered towers stands apart from the adjacent royal palace. . Covered pedestrian sidewalks provide access to shoppers to the south of the square down to the train station while the open pedestrian mall to the west offers a mix of discount and affordable clothing stores. Behind the old castle are plenty of book stores and a few street vendors. If you're looking for a cheap, stand up lunch or snack the pizzas and hot panini can be bought in the covered sidewalk facing the old castle gate. The square is big enough to host outdoor events from time to time. There was an ie cream fest on while we were there.The Royal Palace, with an entrance guarded by the dual deity of Castor and Pollux, Palazzo Madama, the Church of San Lorenzo all form part of the grandeur of the piazza, the true legacy of the House of Savoy, The piazza also leads to the fashionable thoroughfares of Via Roma, Via Po and Via Garibaldi which epitomise l the spirit of Italian joie de A large square, with an info point and the starting point for a lot of great museums and churches. This is only one of the principal piazzas of Torino but is the communal square where most of the city’s public activities take place
The red castle with it's crenulated covered towers stands apart from the adjacent royal palace. . Covered pedestrian sidewalks provide access to shoppers to the south of the square down to the train station while the open pedestrian mall to the west offers a mix of discount and affordable clothing stores. Behind the old castle are plenty of book stores and a few street vendors. If you're looking for a cheap, stand up lunch or snack, then pizzas and hot panini can be bought in the covered sidewalk facing the old castle gate. The square is big enough to host outdoor events from time to time. There was an ie cream fest on while we were there.The Royal Palace, with an entrance guarded by the dual deity of Castor and Pollux, Palazzo Madama, the Church of San Lorenzo all form part of the grandeur of the piazza, the true legacy of the House of Savoy, The piazza also leads to the fashionable thoroughfares of Via Roma,, Via Po and Via Garibaldi which epitomize the spirit of Italian joie de vevre.
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

While the Piazza itself doesn't have anything to do, its strategic location in the center of Turin makes for an excellent place to meet up with friends. From there, you can stroll via Roma, via Garabaldi, via Po, or wander into the Roman Quarter.
There's usually events occuring in the square and some of them can be quite interesting.

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Reviewed May 21, 2013

A large square, with an info point (really unfriendly staff), the starting point for a lot of great museums

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