Piazza Castello, Turin

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Piazza Castello and other Turin attractions using our handy Turin online driving holiday planner .
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  • Just come to the end of the charming streets that branch off from the nerve centre of the city you come across this square where you can feel the full royalty and elegance that distinguishes the capital of Savoy. Highly recommended!
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  • This is a very large square at the top end of Via Po with fabulous buildings all around and superb monuments. However, it gets very busy on the road leading to it along with many trams using this rout...  more »
  • Being a voluntary Guide i recommend to all Italian and foreign visitors to visit the square clearly and all buildings facing and neighbors. Then the Royal Palace with three museums included in the ticket, Palazzo Madama with paintings and important collections and the Church of San Lorenzo of Guarini. Also is the central point of Turin and nearby are other opportunities not to be missed: Egyptian Museum, Museum of the Risorgimento and gilded apartments of the Princes of Carignan an absolute wonder with the birthplace of Vittorio Emanuele II
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