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Piazza San Carlo, Turin

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Experience the heart of Turin in the historic Piazza San Carlo. Anchoring the city's old center, the plaza features 17th-century architecture and serves as a popular spot for shopping and dining. Admire the twin facades of the churches of Santa Cristina and San Carlo. Study the iconic equestrian monument to Emmanuel Philibert that stands in the middle of the plaza. Some of the traditional cafes in the plaza feature original 19th-century furnishings. Put Piazza San Carlo on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Turin vacation generator.
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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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  • I've been here a times ago in different seasons and personally the best time to visit or get some rest is in winter's afternoons! Historical bars and brands are there to show you the Torinese Luxury! ...  more »
  • One of the most classic squares in Italy. Surrounded by beautiful buildings and perfectly cobbled lanes. In the late afternoon grab an Aperol Spritz, and watch as business people rush by and well-heel...  more »
  • You won't want to miss this square if you are visiting Turin. Be sure to check out the church. Took photos of it from the outside and almost missed going inside. Would have really missed out. Had a gr...  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