At the heart of Turin is Piazza Castello, a grand city square first laid out in the 1300s. It's lined with imposing baroque and medieval buildings and dotted with cafes, bars, museums and theatres.
Hotels near Piazza Castello
Thanks to the square’s central location, there's a wide range of Turin accommodation near Piazza Castello. Accommodation options range from cheap hotels and family-run guesthouses to swanky five star lodgings in former palaces.
What to See in Piazza Castello
Dominating Piazza Castello is Palazzo Madama, a grand building with a medieval and baroque façade. It was the original seat of the Italian government. Take a stroll around the square to admire its historic buildings, cool off by the fountains, or just relax over a coffee in one of the cafés in the surrounding arcades.
Attractions near Piazza Castello
Book into a hotel near Piazza Castello and you'll be within walking distance of many of the city's attractions. Visit the Royal Palace, home of the Italian royal family. Don’t miss Galleria Sabauda, the royal family's personal art collection, which includes works by Ruben and Van Dyck. A short walk east of Piazza Castello is Giardino Reale, an ornate 17th-century park designed by André le Nôtre, who also designed the gardens of Versailles. A five-minute stroll from the square is the Egyptian Museum, whose collections include statues of Tutankhamen and the grand tomb of Kha, which dates back to 3500 BC.
Drinking & Dining near Piazza Castello
Turin's historic city centre is packed with pavement cafes, bars and classic Turinese restaurants. Head to Via Mercanti and Via San Tomaso in the buzzing Quadrilatero Romano area, and lined with historic coffee shops, trattorias and bakeries. Try the local speciality, bicerin, an intense layered drink of strong coffee, hot chocolate and cream. After a day of exploring, head back to your Turin hotel for a drink in the bar, or explore the area's many aperitivo bars for a spritz and a complimentary buffet.
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