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Piazza San Carlo

One of the most famous piazzas in Turin is known for its cafés, shopping, architecture and twin churches that guard its entrance.

The Piazza San Carlo is the perfect place to wander around and take in the sights of a classic Italian city or enjoy a rich espresso in one of the welcoming cafés. It has been a meeting place for the Torinese ever since it was built in the mid-17th century. It is located just south of central Turin. In the center of the piazza stands the striking monument of Emanuele Filiberto, a Duke of Savoy during the 16th century.

Head to the piazza in the morning and enjoy a coffee at the famous Café San Carlo or Café Torino. During past centuries the aristocrats and politicians that led the region frequented the coffee shops; to this day, the shops maintain their regal grace.

If you have a sweet tooth, visit Confetteria Stratta, the best place in the piazza for a dessert or sweet treat for more than a century and a half. You’ll also find plenty of shopping throughout the square, with boutique international labels occupying many of the shops.

At the southwest end of the piazza the two churches of Santa Cristina and San Carlo guard the entrance. Known as the “twin churches,” the two have distinct facades displaying the different architectural styles of their eras. Both are open to visitors.

During the evening the piazza is spectacularly lit up and often very busy. The palaces and buildings that line the outer edges of the square take on a majestic quality when lit from below. Pass through the square on your way to one of the many restaurants nearby or stop in for a drink at one of the bars.

The Piazza San Carlo is located along one of Turin’s main thoroughfares, Via Roma. Cars are not permitted inside the piazza, so it’s safe for children. Nearby you’ll find attractions such as the Egyptian Museum, making the piazza a great place to stop in for a coffee and a photo on your way to other destinations.


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Principi di Piemonte | UNA Esperienze £99
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Via Piero Gobetti, 15, Turin, TO
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Historic Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Via Roma and Piazza San Carlo. Piazza Castello and Turin Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale) are also within 15 minutes. Porta Nuova Station is 5 minutes by foot and Re Umberto Station is 9 minutes.

    Best Western Crystal Palace Hotel £53
    Best Western Crystal Palace Hotel

    Best Western Crystal Palace Hotel

    Via Nizza, 11, Turin, TO
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Historic Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Via Roma and Piazza San Carlo. Piazza Castello and Turin Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale) are also within 1 mile (2 km). Porta Nuova Station and Turin Porta Nuova Station are within a 5-minute walk.

      Starhotels Majestic £72
      Starhotels Majestic

      Starhotels Majestic

      Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 54, Turin, TO
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Turin hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Via Roma and Piazza San Carlo. Piazza Castello and Turin Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale) are also within 1 mile (2 km). Porta Nuova Station and Turin Porta Nuova Station are within a 2-minute walk.

        NH Torino Santo Stefano £89
        NH Torino Santo Stefano

        NH Torino Santo Stefano

        Via Porta Palatina, 19, Turin, TO
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Historic Centre, this hotel is steps away from Palatine Towers and Turin Cathedral. Turin Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale) and Piazza Castello are also within 10 minutes. Re Umberto Station is 18 minutes by foot and Porta Nuova Station is 18 minutes.

          Adalesia Hotel&Coffee £48
          Adalesia Hotel&Coffee

          Adalesia Hotel&Coffee

          Via XX Settembre 7, Turin, TO
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Historic Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Via Roma and Piazza San Carlo. Piazza Castello and Turin Cathedral are also within 15 minutes. Porta Nuova Station and Turin Porta Nuova Station are within a 5-minute walk.

            B&B Torino D'epoca IN THE Center OF THE Egyptian Museum Area AND NEW Port £97
            B&B Torino D'epoca IN THE Center OF THE Egyptian Museum Area AND NEW Port

            B&B Torino D'epoca IN THE Center OF THE Egyptian Museum Area AND NEW Port

            Turin, Piedmont
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Historic Centre, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Via Roma and Piazza San Carlo. Piazza Castello and Turin Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale) are also within 15 minutes. Porta Nuova Station and Turin Porta Nuova Station are within a 5-minute walk.

              Allegroitalia Golden Palace £74
              Allegroitalia Golden Palace

              Allegroitalia Golden Palace

              via dell'Arcivescovado 18, Turin, TO
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Turin hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Piazza Solferino and Piazza San Carlo. Piazza Castello and Turin Cathedral are also within 15 minutes. Re Umberto Station is 6 minutes by foot and Porta Nuova Station is 9 minutes.

                Residenza Il Nespolo £51
                Residenza Il Nespolo

                Residenza Il Nespolo

                Via Accademia Albertina, 29, Turin
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Historic Centre, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Torino Incontra, Piazza San Carlo and Mole Antonelliana. Turin Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale) and Piazza Castello are also within 1 mile (2 km). Porta Nuova Station is 8 minutes by foot and Turin Porta Nuova Station is 8 minutes.