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Piazza San Carlo

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Address: Turin, Italy
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+39 011 813 8511

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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Heart of the city

Crossed by the Via Roma (high end shopping street), this pedestrianised square is in th thick of things in Turin. Nearby arcades give access to Fiorfood (shop, restaurant and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Crossed by the Via Roma (high end shopping street), this pedestrianised square is in th thick of things in Turin. Nearby arcades give access to Fiorfood (shop, restaurant and bistro) selling good quality local cooperative produce.

Thank anneX6985ND
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a really good lunch there! 10 euros for a menu with desert and wine! I would totally reccomend to pass by during lunch time!

Thank pedro alexandre M
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A stunning piazza, providing a wide open space in a wonderful city. A great place to take stock and capture the visit with pictures

Thank Jonathan C
Turin, Italy
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I pass this every day on my way to work and it still takes my breath away each time! Often there are special events, and during the summer its full of outdoor dining options. must be seen!

Thank Omgilovescience
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had gone to Italy for work in 2015 and found this to be a beautiful place to spend an evening. In fact after our walk here (take the pedestrian routes) we saw a blues brothers concert in the area. Plus the best gelato. The architecture is beautiful and it is in the middle of the city centre so you... More 

Thank bushrah2016
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked by, just like many other piazzas so unfortunately it failed to impress. No need for a detour.

Thank Neekulaz
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being in the city centre of a big city, this place still feels so peaceful and beautiful. Surrounded by lots of (expensive) fashion brands and magnificent buildings, this piazza makes you feel a bit in awe.

Thank Siv N
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is a beautiful Plaza to be in on a nice, cool afternoon in Turin, where you could listen to street buskers singing pop songs or playing pieces such as River Flows in You on the keyboard (along the shopping street facing the Piazza). Feels surreal.

Thank Hahahabeeb
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148 reviews
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

One of the many nice piazza in Turin. Take your time and walk them. May are not only nice large places but also have very nice architectural buildings.

Thank Jorgfr
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Great place.. historical ! It's the continuity of the amazing places u can visit in this great city. U can enjoy drinking coffe while sitting there, looking at the buildings, the ppl movement, and enjoying every moment of that magical atmosphere. The nice thing is that u feel as u r living in those old days when such a place... More 

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