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Piazza Castello, Turin

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Piazza Castello is the urban center of one of northern Italy's most important cities and was Italy's first capital. Wander the square to admire the Royal Palace, Royal Library, and the Royal Theater, among other structures. The old castle, from which the plaza takes its name, is a fortress built atop Roman ruins. Explore the portico-lined arcades along the square's perimeter of the square. They connect to many of the area's shopping streets. Put Piazza Castello into our Turin trip itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Turin.
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  • Located in front of the impressive castle, there are some steps over here where you can sit for some time and give some rest to your tired feet. The sun remains behind your back and the place is alway...  more »
  • I like this square,it is in the very heart of the city so close to everything and it's beautiful. They are lots of café, museums and shops all around it so there is a lot to do and to see. They are of...  more »
  • This square is one of the most beautiful ones in Turin. It has old palaces and structures showing the grandiose of the old capital. It is close to shopping, museums, etc.  more »
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  • The SQUARE. The place where historic honorable citizens of Turin gathered for meetings, a walk or see the Savoy family. It is astonishing to wander arount the square, its corners and buildings. Piazza Castello had been the Medal Plaza for Turin 2006 Olympic Winter Games. Nowadays is still used for concerts, events. A must see for all tourists.
  • Dig into the history before you go to really understand what you are looking at. I go back often as I add more history to my experience.
  • Great view across the Po-river, but the piazza did not feel special on a working day afternoon. However, our host was revisiting after memories of long summer nights with colleagues from an academic conference, and I can see that being magic.
  • Great location, nice place - food very reasonably priced. Waitress was a cracker too which helps ! 😁
  • A really nice place. It can also be used as a point from which you can visit the whole city something like your gathering point, with a lost of hystorical places to visit.