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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...more
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Piazza San carlo, 10121 Turin, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 April 2018

The plaza is a wide open space, where people gather at the central statue to hang out. There are imposing buildings on all sides, but the most interesting reason to visit are the two churches on the south side, which are free to visit and...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 July 2014

To explain; the square is large; symmetrical, has great architecture, but the number of business people, lawyers, architects, Governmental Admin personnel that frequent it seem to dwindle away after the lunch break and the "real" locals are seldom seen here , because it really is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Piazza San Carlo is simply magnificent.. nothing special to see other than the piazza itself and still I cannot avoid walking through it. You probably should no, casually walking on the western side and "accidentally" stepping over the bronze bull carved on the floor in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to go for dinner or a coffee and people watch. We were there on a Sunday late afternoon and it was teaming with locals out with their family or friends.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The piazza and arcades in Turin are beautiful especially at night when lights on and few people around. Great atmosphere Too bad shops close so early and closed so long in afternoon

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is where the famous cafes of Torino are, Café San Carlo, Café Torino, etc and they are beautiful and worth stopping for a drink and a snack, but although lively by day, it gets pretty quiet at night.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Named after St. Charles Borromeo, a 16th century Cardinal from Milan, who led the Italian Counter-Reformation of the Catholic Church, this central square is surrounded on all four sides by porticos and arcades. In the center stands an equestrian statue of Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really nice, large plaza in the center of old Torino... Overall, Torino is a rather unique city and I wish I had more time, and less meetings... I was able only to skim through a few places... However, I am impressed (and...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely, elegant buildings surround a large and open square. Worth a look and a linger. Interpretive boards are available to explain the history in both Italian and English.

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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Its a piazza that has a lot of character as there were dogs trained to entertain, small cafes and lots of pigeons!

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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Great day out, shopping (many boutiques) great ice creameries, and people watching. Very clean & picturesque. Great location.

Thank Tino G
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

A fantastic example of Italian style!! Exquisite shops under beautiful porticos !! Stylish cafes and restaurants and amazing space !! I absolutely loved it!! A “must see” space! Will suit everyone!

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