Piazza San Carlo

Piazza San Carlo, Turin: Address, Piazza San Carlo Reviews: 4.5/5

Piazza San Carlo
4.5
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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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Neighborhood: Centro
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B d A
Athens, Greece739 contributions
serene and busy in unique transcendental elegance
Aug 2021
Via Roma ends or begins there. An open arena square with historic edifices, shops, eateries-cafes and 16-17c architecture enveloping al fresco. The equestrian statue in the centre and the portico-loggia fluidity in the inner perimeter allow for theatricality, spacious referentiality and a unique throbbing historic enclosure. Few compare in relative or absolute terms whether in other European historic towns (Spain, Italy, France primarly).
Written 2 September 2021
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Nik R
Varna, Bulgaria6,679 contributions
A big and beautiful square
Jun 2020
This is another central square in Turin on the famous Via Roma, big enough to avoid being crowded even if many people are there. An equestrian statue of the Duke of Savoy, Emmanuel Philibert, is there in the middle. The square is surrounded by buildings of beautiful architecture with porticos which allow having a coffee even if it is raining. Two interesting churches with stunning interiors, Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo and Chiesa di Santa Cristina, stand close to each other at one of the sides of the square. There is also a famous, historical cafeteria - Caffe Torino - quite posh and expensive, I would say.
Written 13 May 2021
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Hooray H
London, UK2,254 contributions
The pulsating heart of Turin
Sep 2020
This is really the heart of Turin. It's simply beautiful.
All the posh shops & restaurants & lovely cafes on the sides.
It's very lively on a Saturday.
Written 19 December 2020
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Marion M
Nyon District, Switzerland352 contributions
Lovely piazza
Oct 2020
Beautiful buildings surrounding the lovely piazza. The area was very empty due to the social distancing and restrictions in place, but there was still plenty to see, places to have a drink, and a few "entertainers" around the area.
Written 26 October 2020
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Marina R
Rome, Italy284 contributions
Evening walkthrough and dinner
Oct 2020
Invited at the Whist Club for dinner on Friday evening we walked from the Hotel Principi di Piemonte to the Club in Pizza San Carlo
Written 17 October 2020
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Paul Legate
St Ives, UK19,012 contributions
An enchanting square in central Turin
Jul 2020 • Solo
In the heart of Turin is Piazza San Carlo, a beautiful square surrounded by buildings in Baroque style and was established in the 16th century. In the centre of the square is the Caval 'd brons, a statue of Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy on horseback, which was designed Carlo Marochetti in 1838. The two imposing churches of Santa Cristina and San Carlo Borromeo are at the southern part of the square. Piazza San Carlo is enchanting and was eerily quiet when I visited at the beginning of July 2020.
Written 17 October 2020
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jaoxi2015
Hualien, Taiwan332 contributions
come here
Dec 2019
come here and visit this wonderful square in torino town center just 1o minutes walking from porta nuova railway station.
Written 5 March 2020
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Tanvir Ahmad Khan
Turaif, Saudi Arabia376 contributions
Major tourist place
Feb 2020 • Family
So many tourists always there a best place for photographers with love for historical buildings local drummers showing their skills lots of cafes shops restaurants around it’s great by night
Written 28 February 2020
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Pinnacle Y
Singapore, Singapore460 contributions
A Grand Piazza for Everyone
Feb 2020
One of the nicest piazzas we've visited - it's large, lt's lively, it's photogenic - there are people strolling leisurely, or walking purposefully, there are cyclists making deliveries, baskers entertaining whomever, n of course, folks having a bicerin or an espresso at the corner cafe. But come at night, it's almost a Cinderella experience... the piazza is transformed...
Written 11 February 2020
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Wookash Q
Wroclaw, Poland1,531 contributions
Monumental square full of life
Feb 2020 • Family
Square surrounded by monumental buildings with huge place to walk and run for kids. Few cafeterias and restaurants around give a chance for rest. In the middle huge monument. For sure very nice place for resting a bit while walking around the city.
Written 9 February 2020
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