Piazza Castello
Piazza Castello
4.5
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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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Stu D
London, UK5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Foodange
Manchester, UK4,094 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A lovely open, pedestrian square, with magnificent buildings and porticos on all sides, including the Palazzo Reale at one end.
Palazzo Madama looked great, even half covered in cleverly disguised scaffolding. Surprisingly peaceful.
Written 14 May 2024
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tinylass
Sheffield, UK5,803 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Large square filled with elegant buildings. Busy with cars and trams but plenty of pedestrianised area. The Royal Palace and a few museums are all here but it was also nice just to wander around and see the splendor.
Written 29 April 2024
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Caltanissetta, Italy2,970 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Business
The beautiful Piazza Castello, in the Turin downtown. The place, the Real Palace, The Castle... So marvelous.
Written 20 January 2020
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Pegasios
Nicosia, Cyprus355 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
Very nice graphic city centre square. We went there during Christmas time, and was very nicely decorated. A place to go when you visit Turin!
Written 24 November 2016
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Ryan S
Cardiff, UK604 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 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 Arabia404 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia34,342 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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ludor
Iasi, Romania2,974 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Surrounded by beautiful buildings, including the Royal Palace, this is an iconic square of Turin, a must for anyone visiting the Piedmont capital.
Written 24 January 2020
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Caterina A
97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019
Our apartment was on Piazza Castello, and it was the best location to walk all over town. We always felt safe, and for the most part, it was a clean area, with only a few homeless people staking claim under the porticos during the evening hours. While staying at Piazza Castello, we visited Palazzo Reale (great Armory) and the Church of San Lorenzo. A short distance away was Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone (church of the Holy Shroud), Quadrilatero Romano/Old Town and Porta Palazzo. Piazza Castello was a fun place to people watch. The crowds at night (especially on Friday and Saturday) were fairly large but not loud or boisterous. Even if you are not staying in the area, it's a nice place to take a stroll and enjoy the nice atmosphere.
Written 11 August 2019
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