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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  • beautiful square in the center of Turin with walkway and arches with stores to shop and eat typical sweets of Turin
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  • nice place , you can sit and drink cafe any time and relax. the place was clean and nice to take photos  more »
  • Very great place and Centre in the old town. Beautiful photos, if possible with wide-angle, are possible.
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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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