Piazza San CarloCurrently Open
- Address: Turin, Italy (Centro)
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Walking Area, Square, Family And Kids
Bask in the quaint and the medieval street of Piazza San Carlo gazing endlessly at the timeless architecture of the buildings adorning the place. Exploring the square is free of cost and although there is no need for Piazza San Carlo tickets, getting tickets for Piazza San Carlo from our tickets section will help you experience the true essence of Piazza San Carlo as it comes with a knowledgeable tour guide, included as a part of the Piazza San Carlo ticket prices. Without further adieu buy tickets for Piazza San Carlo and travel back time, Italian style!
Piazza San Carlo has changed names several times over the course of historysince its establishment in 1638, known at different points as Piazza Reale, Piazza d'Armi and Place Napoléon.It has never, however, lost its esteemed place as one of the most important squares in Turin and evolved to be quite the people-watcher’s paradise. Today, it is affectionately referred to as the ‘salotto’ or the living room of Turin.
Gone are the days of honking vehicles and road rage! This is the place to be if your idea of a good time consists of sipping a nice aperitif surrounded by elegant Baroque buildings, and finding some peace in watching the world pass you by. If you are there at the right time, you might even be privy to some interesting local paradesand food festivals.
The piazza is lined with photogenic arched walkways and smack in the middle of the bustling piazza, in a position of pride, looms the equestrian statue of Emanuele Filiberto (known to all as “El Caval èd brons”), sculpted by Carlo Marocchetti in 1838. The South end of the Piazza has two churches with architecture that is breathtakingly striking and traditionally Italian.
The picturesque porticoed buildings surrounding the area populated by pedestrians house quaint bars, restaurants and shops that are sure to elicit joy (not to mention materialistic lust) in the hearts of travellers out for some indulgence. Cash in on that feeling with the delicious and varied local food available in some of the most beautiful antique cafes. The coffee and pastries are divine here, and they are dished up with signature Italian panache.
The square has an area of 12,768 square meters and cuts into the road axis of Via Roma, which connects Piazza Castello and Piazza Carlo Felice.
The Piazza San Carlo is a cultural hub that has witnessed several socially and historically significant events including elettoriali comedians, concerts, festivals, labour disputes and grand celebrations of Juventus football club’s achievements.
Try and drop by Caffe San Carlo, known historically for being the first restaurant to get gas lighting in the square, enhancing the grandeur of the adorning statues.
The Galleria d'Arte Moderna or the Gallery of Modern Art is nearby and it contains one of the premier collections of modern art in Italy. Works by artists such as Modigliani, De Chirico, Carrà, De Pisis and Guttuso, as well as paintings from Renoir, Paul Klee, Chagall and more lie in store for the art aficionado.
Piazza San Carlo Travel Tips
- The side streets off the square house some cafes that are easier on the pocket than those in prime location, which are quite expensive.
- Take out some time to go window shopping at Vio Roma before settling into a restaurant or bar at Piazza San Carlo Torino stasera (tonight).
- When in Rome…you know what they say! Keep an eye out for the restaurants that seem populated by locals – that’s probably where the good coffee is at as well.
- The Torinese come out for their "passeggiata” or strolls in the late afternoons, after which the square generally quiets down, so this is a great place for a relaxing evening.
- Piazza San Carlo torino eventi keeps on changing every day.
How to Reach Piazza San Carlo
- Puorta Nuova Station is the main station in Turin and Piazza San Carlo is a just a walk away, via Via Roma.
- Caffe San Carlo
- Caffe Torino
- Confectionery Stratta
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82.03% of people who visit Turin include Piazza San Carlo in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
42.15% of people start their Piazza San Carlo visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Piazza San Carlo
50.51% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Piazza San Carlo