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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. 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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  • In the heart of Turin, a huge square with history and charm. From piazza castello is also easy to reach on foot the most famous places of the city.
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  • Piazza castello a fascinating attraction full of history ... nearby there are many means. and pedestrian areas where you travel around ...
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  • Nice piazza in downtown Turin. Nice with the streets with galleries around it. Via Garibalda is also nice. The square you can't get around it in Turin, but not very special.
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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.

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Turin is an imposing old city with an impressive variety of equally imposing and very expensive hotels. Centrally located chain hotels offer luxurious rooms and a full selection of modern conveniences, including fitness centers and award-winning restaurants. Visitors traveling on a budget can explore a host of reasonably priced B&Bs, situated within easy walking distance of Turin's main tourist sites. Family-run hostels just off the historical center provide good food, free parking, and insider tips about the city's bars and restaurants you cannot find in any guidebook.
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