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Il toro in piazza San Carlo, Turin

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Piazza San Carlo is one of the main city squares in Turin, Italy.It was laid out in the 16th and 17th century and is an example of Baroque style. Its current name is an hommage to Charles Borromeo while the square was previously known as Piazza Reale, Piazza d'Armi, and Place Napoleon.The equestrian statue of Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy, by Carlo Marochetti (1838), is located at the center of the square, that is surrounded by porticos designed by Carlo di Castellamonte around 1638. The twin churches of Santa Cristina and San Carlo Borromeo close the southern edge of the square.
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  • When you walk by you are to stomp this poor bulls privates. In just a couple minutes I have witnessed stomps and pirouetteson said privates  more »
  • This is a symbol of the town , the famous ' Toro ' . It' s more easy to find a fountain with the face of the bull , named 'Turet ' , little bull , than this immage in front of Caffè Torino . The Turin...  more »
  • The bull (il Toro) in the floor of Turin's most beautiful square (Piazza San Carlo) is the symbol of the city and also a legend. Please have a good look at what the local people do when they stop at t...  more »
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  • Very popular area. Was very packed with locals celebrating when Juventus won the league. Lots of quality clothes shops
  • La piazza più bella di Torino
  • The Squadre in Turin, mix of Italian and french taste
  • Events venue like ChocolaTO and Jazz Festival, the square is located in the middle of Via Roma. From Piazza Castello to Piazza Vittorio, it is above the natural path of tourists and residents. In the center there is a statue of Emanuele Filiberto.
  • Great square in the middle of the city centre