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Piazza San Carlo

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Address: Turin, Italy
Phone Number: +39 011 813 8511
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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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The Piazza San Carlo is really well located and looks amazing. I recommend also to see it both during the day and night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Piazza San Carlo is really well located and looks amazing. I recommend also to see it both during the day and night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the main square in Torino and it is beautiful. It's a nice place to take a walk, watch people and take the pulse of he city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always visit this area as cafe Torino is on one corner. Many functions held here during the year, music festivals, etc.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Local friend show us around here 1 Friday night, its a lovely old square very much in the Turin tradition,good lights and fountains and places to eat and look at the locals. Its one of the must see of this city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to watch people, cafe's and bars along the edges, but what is almost a crime is the Roman archives buried undfer the cobbles, they were exposed a few years ago for investigation then recovered, a shame.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The main square in Torino is great. Literally. Is beautiful ! There a plenty if caffes. Shops and a fantastic architecture ! Is really a pleasure to walk here around and enjoy the flair of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most elegant and scenographic square of Turin, with its homogeneous architecture. In the centre of the square ( since 2006 pedestrian) stands the equestrian statue of Emanuele Filiberto, called “Caval d'brons” (bronze horse). Relax in one of the elegant historical cafés with antique furnishings, Caffè Torino or Caffè San Carlo, where you can have a perfect coffee or cappuccino.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large, hiistorical, stunning square, with nice palaces, lots of nice bars and restaurants, at the very center of Turin, very close to the river, a place to spend an evening, or any other time of the day for a nice walk.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is perfect place for the cup of tea and good view to all people and buildings. Usually, can find more attractions to see and to do there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place to stroll with high end fashion shops. The elders sit together and just enjoy the weather and company. There was a rock band getting ready for a open air performance. A man selling colourful balloons.Family gathering place lots of children.

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