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Best Squares

Turin, Italy

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Record proof Square Piazza Vittorio Veneto di Torino
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Piazza Vittorio Veneto is the largest square in Turin, located in the historic center of the city. It is located at the end of via Po, close to the Po river, closing on the Vittorio Emanuele I bridge that connects it to the square of the Church of the Gran Madre di Dio and the district of Borgo Po. The idea that it is the largest square in Europe is very widespread, especially among the people of Turin. In reality it is an inaccuracy. The error stems from the fact that Piazza Vittorio Veneto actually holds this record, but only considering the squares with arcades. The square is notoriously a meeting place and youth gathering, especially since 2006, when the redevelopment due to the Turin Winter Olympics has transformed the parking lots of the square into pedestrian areas. There are many places that overlook directly, very popular especially during the weekend nights.

Baroque architecture in Piazza Carignano
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Piazza Carignano is one of the historic squares of the city of Turin. Next to Piazza Castello, it is bounded by the Accademia delle Scienze streets, Cesare Battisti and Principe Amedeo. It is completely surrounded by remarkable Baroque architecture, among which stands out the imposing bulk of Palazzo Carignano, one of the major symbols of the Italian Risorgimento.

The most beautiful square of Turin Piazza San Carlo
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Piazza San Carlo is one of the main city squares in Turin, it is said to be the most beautiful square of the city and preserves the peaceful and uniform seventeenth-century look given by the royal architect Carlo di Castellamonte (1642-1650). In the center, you can see the equestrian statue of Emanuele Filiberto, represented by Carlo Marocchetti (1838) in the act of sheathing the sword after the battle of San Quintino in 1557; that's one of the most significant statues of the early nineteenth century (nicknamed El Caval d’brons). The twin churches of Santa Cristina and San Carlo Borromeo close the southern end of the square. It was laid out in the 16th and 17th century and is an example of Baroque style. Its current name is an hommage to Charles Borromeo while the square was previously known as Piazza Reale, Piazza d'Armi, and Place Napoleon. The square has become a normal stage of different historical and social events, including election rallies, concerts, events, live TV.

The political and religious heart of the city Piazza Castello
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Piazza Castello is the main city square in Turin, filled with museums, theaters and cafes, designed as part of a vast urban project directed by Ascanio Vitozzi, this square is constituted by the royal palace and the arcades of the Royal Theater; it is dominated by the massive Madame Palace. This vast square is the point from which the city's main streets of Turin begin.

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