Piazza San Carlo, Turin

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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. Use our Turin trip itinerary planning website to arrange your visit to Piazza San Carlo and other attractions in Turin.
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  • It forms one of the axes of Turin together with Via Roma and Piazza Castello, very beautiful buildings and shops under the arches make this tour a very pleasant walk. Perfect travel to go shopping and have a coffee or an ice cream. Turin is a city full of very beautiful and pleasant squares.
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  • Arrived by train from Milan you walk down to Piazza San Carlo, meanwhile we watch shops offering everything and more. Eye in purchasing prices are not competitive at all. When you reach piazza sat in a bar with tables on the square where we watched people walk around shopping in different shops. Nice very nice.
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  • Piazza San Carlo is one of the most beautiful places in Turin then arm you to your most beautiful camera and enjoy the place a small (or large) moment.
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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

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