Piazza Castello
Piazza Castello
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Designed in 1564 by Vitozzi. It's lined with porticoes and is the real heart of the city: here and hereabouts stand the great buildings that have witnessed the development of the city, from the ancient Roman era to our days. In the middle of the square stands Palazzo Madama and on the side you could see The Royal Theatre, The Royal Palace , the Royal Library (that houses Leonardo da Vinci 's operas). In Piazza Castello (The Castle Square) begin the most important central streets, like Rome Street, Po Street, Garibaldi Street and Pietro Micca Street.
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain11,469 contributions
Nov. 2022 • Solo
Piazza Castello is one of the most important squares in Torino, the main city in Piedmont. In this square, there are two important buildings: Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale) and Madama Palace (Palazzo Madama), so I am sure you came here, if you visit the city. Also, in the square there are some bars and restaurants (a bit expensive) and it is a very nice place to walk (it is a pedestrian square) and see the greatness of this city. Also, there are very nice monuments.
(See also Palazzo Reale di Torino, Galleria Sabauda, Museo di Antichita, Museu Reali, Giardini Reali - Museu Reali di Torino, Palazzo Madama and Armeria Reale)
Written 8 July 2023
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Stu D
London, UK5 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
A beautiful square well worth a visit. Unfortunately rained solid for 2 days while in Turin. So did not enjoy as much. Palazzo Madama very interesting and well laid out. For a good view of Turin worth going to Chiesa Di Santa Maria Del monte dei Cappuccini. From Piazza Castello by Tram 13 down via Po to the last stop and then a 15 minute walk up the hill.
Written 4 June 2023
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Hitcher84
Eureka, CA1,447 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Solo
Nice piazza with some impressive architecture nearby. Palazzo Madamma is a nice building to look at, with its two sides built in different styles. Royal palace nearby.
Written 12 April 2023
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NamasteHello
Harrogate, UK1,906 contributions
Oct. 2022
Unbelievable. When booking a holiday to Turin en route home from Florence, I never thought that I would prefer Turin, but this grand Piazza and the colonnades and surrounding streets, the space and the people made it a wonderful experience. Its grandeur is stunning with centuries old buildings. Why is it that its grandeur is not celebrated more widely. Everywhere you look there are great buildings.
Written 5 October 2022
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Hooray H
London, UK2,257 contributions
Sep. 2020
A beautiful old Grand square just outside the Plazzo Reale.
It is lined with lovely old buildings.
Quite unlike many other cities.
Written 18 December 2020
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Paul Legate
United Kingdom20,373 contributions
Jul. 2020 • Solo
Piazza Castello is the most central square in Turin and was formed in the middle of 14th Century with the majority of construction taking place between 16th and 18th Centuries. Palazzo Madama was the original seat of the Italian parliament and dominates the square. At the northern edge of Piazza Castello is Palazzo Reale which was built for Carlo Emanuele II. I enjoyed visiting the square which was incredibly quiet when I visited in July 2020.
Written 8 November 2020
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Ryan S
Cardiff, UK226 contributions
Jul. 2020 • Couples
A picturesque piazza that features two palaces, palace madama and the royal palace of turin. Both palaces are both huge and very picturesque. There is also a very nice sweet shop here.
Written 27 August 2020
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Dr.Tanvir Ahmad Khan
Mecca, Saudi Arabia388 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Family
A beautiful open place surrounded by beautiful historic buildings with lots of shops,cafes & restaurants. A major tourist spot. Nice views for photos
Written 28 February 2020
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Wookash Q
Wroclaw, Poland1,538 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Family
Quite nice place with monumental buildings including castle and royal palace. Nice to walk around under arcades.
Written 12 February 2020
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia26,545 contributions
Aug. 2019
The main feeling after a visit. There is no sense of square.... This is probably due to the structure of the square. If you are standing on the side of the Palazzo Reale, then this is a normal Turin Piazza with Baroque-classicist facades, fountains spouting from under the pavers. All very well. Very Torino. If we go around the Palazzo Madama, we see two quite medieval towers with a monument dedicated to the first world war and the Central character-the Duke of Aosta, very similar to Mussolini with his square jaw. Quite a different view. Not a square, but a two-faced Janus.
Written 27 January 2020
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