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“The center of Turin”
Review of Piazza San Carlo

Piazza San Carlo
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Owner description: 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.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“The center of Turin”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Piazza San Carlo is the center of Turin and the most beautiful square in the city. The architecture around it shows the grandeur of the 19th century and the arcades which surround the square makes this place a unique landmark. Under these arcades there are shops, cafes and restaurants which of course will be more expensive than in other places but you're paying for the place. Be sure to visit, and you won't miss it if you walk around the historic center as it is between the train station and the royal palace.

Visited September 2013
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“one of the top squares in Italy”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Enjoy the unique architectural setting of oe of the most beautifuil squares in the whole of Italy with its twin churches ... which are not twins and metaphysic arcades that inspired world-famous painter Giorgio de Chirico

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Impressive square”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Extremely large and lovely square. I believe it is larger that St Mark's in Venice. Beautiful building with arcades on two sides. Several buskers entertain, unobtrusively. Worth checking out.

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Visited September 2013
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“A very expensive square and very quiet at night.”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Coffee is about 5- 7 euros for a small cup. However during the evening the square goes to sleep as it is very quiet.

Visited September 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Spend some time here!”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Piazza San Carlo is the most beautiful square in the city. It reflects the grandeur of the 19th century, the time when Turin was the new nation's capital. No traffic is allowed on the square: pedestrians have the place to themselves. To walk around, to visit one of the many events (concerts, exhibitions) that are frequently organized or to sit on one of the fancy terraces and enjoy the vibe of the city life in the most luxurious setting. The best time to spend time at the Piazza San Carlo is - obviously - in the late afternoon when the Torinesi come out for their "passeggiata". Treat yourself to an Aperol Spritz and a plate of appetizers and feel part of the city.
Go visit Caffé Torino and indulge, maybe just once (because they are kind of expensive), but don't miss out on it.

Visited August 2013
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