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Piazza Castello

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Address: Piazza Castello, 10123 Turin, Italy
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+39 011 436 1455

Designed in 1564 by Vitozzi. It's lined with porticoes and is the real...

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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A Great Piazza with Fantastic Architecture all around

In the very heart of Turin with great places to visit as Palazzo Madama, The Royal Palaces of the Savoia, Teatro Reggio, the church of San Lorenzo and also the roads of Via Roma... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
David B
Island of Malta, Malta
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Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

In the very heart of Turin with great places to visit as Palazzo Madama, The Royal Palaces of the Savoia, Teatro Reggio, the church of San Lorenzo and also the roads of Via Roma and Giuseppe Garibaldi for shopping. Just a few minutes walk from Main Station of Porta Nuova. Do not miss!!!!

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Turin, Italy
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Plaque honouring Pastor Goffredo Varaglia (look it up on Fb) it is a nice secret not many people seen... On 21st October, 2000 a plaque was unveiled to remember this Waldensian pastor who was hanged and burned at the stake at this location in 1558. Varaglia was born in Busca, in the Maira Valley, in 1507. After having attended the... More 

Thank PedroTorino
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Beautiful piazza with the Palazzo Madama on one side, the Castello in the front and fabulous restaurants on the other side. Must be fantastic in summer !

Thank Göran S
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A pretty piazza, especially in the spring sunshine. Easily accessible from Torino Centrale station, and a good city centre navigation point for tourists. If you walk a little further into the Gardini Reali you can pick up a free city map.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Quite a big square, and Palazzo Madama at the side, there are also the Torino Bulls, a nice place to walk around. And just round the corner there is the Duomo of the Shroud.

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Very big square, lots of people, good photo opportunity. You can find the Torino bulls there :) Good place to have a stroll around and watch folks.

Thank Ania Z
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Piazza Castello is a great square lively full of people during Christmas and New year's Eve! It's definitely worth a visit

Thank Sue J
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

This large piazza, next to Palazzo Reale and Palazzo Madama, was occupied by a magnificent tree of lights during the Christmas season.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This Square is very beautiful and is central to Turin and connects all of the main streets and roads and other squares. It is big and has a beautiful spacious area in the middle with benches and fountains where you can relax. There are two palaces you can visit, Palazzo Madama which I visited some time ago and was stunning,... More 

Thank MissMagdalen
Castiglione Delle Stiviere, Italy
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

It's a vast square in the heart of Turin,it's easy to find, and it's surrounded by some great architecture.It was also the spot of the Christmas fair which was pretty nice!

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