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Piazza San Carlo
Vacation Travel Guide

One of the mostfamous piazzas in Turin is known for its cafés, shopping, architecture and twinchurches that guard its entrance.

The Piazza San Carlo is the perfect place to wander aroundand take in the sights of a classic Italian city or enjoy a rich espresso inone of the welcoming cafés. It has been a meeting place for the Torinese eversince it was built in the mid-17th century. It is located just south of centralTurin. In the center of the piazza stands the striking monument of EmanueleFiliberto, a Duke of Savoy during the 16th century.

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

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

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

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

The Piazza San Carlo is located along one of Turin’s mainthoroughfares, Via Roma. Cars are not permitted inside the piazza, so it’s safefor 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 wayto other destinations.

Top Hotels Close to Piazza San Carlo

Principi di Piemonte | UNA Esperienze
Principi di Piemonte | UNA Esperienze
5 out of 5
Via Piero Gobetti, 15, Turin, TO
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $122 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14

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) ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (843 reviews)

"An excellent hotel in the centre of town. Five star customer service. Great facilities, really good breakfast and very friendly staff. Would highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2020

Principi di Piemonte | UNA Esperienze
Starhotels Majestic
Starhotels Majestic
4 out of 5
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 54, Turin, TO
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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 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (928 reviews)

"Very attentive and friendly staff. Nice restaurant and bar. Hotel was clean with the exception of dusty fold out bed in couch."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2020

Starhotels Majestic
NH Torino Santo Stefano
NH Torino Santo Stefano
4 out of 5
Via Porta Palatina, 19, Turin, TO
The price is $91 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6

Located in Historic Centre, this hotel is steps from Palatine Towers and Turin Cathedral. Turin Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale) and Piazza Castello are also within ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (479 reviews)

"Convenient location , nice staff , good breakfast, spacious rooms"…"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2020

NH Torino Santo Stefano
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Piazza San Carlo

Principi di Piemonte | UNA Esperienze
Principi di Piemonte | UNA Esperienze
5 out of 5
Via Piero Gobetti, 15, Turin, TO
The price is $122 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
Principi di Piemonte | UNA Esperienze
Starhotels Majestic
Starhotels Majestic
4 out of 5
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 54, Turin, TO
Starhotels Majestic
NH Torino Santo Stefano
NH Torino Santo Stefano
4 out of 5
Via Porta Palatina, 19, Turin, TO
The price is $91 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
NH Torino Santo Stefano
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
The price is $109 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
B&B Torino D'epoca IN THE Center OF THE Egyptian Museum Area AND NEW Port
Residenza Il Nespolo
Residenza Il Nespolo
Via Accademia Albertina, 29, Turin
Residenza Il Nespolo
Grecale Turin Apartment
Grecale Turin Apartment
Turin, Piedmont
Grecale Turin Apartment
Mignon - Charming Apartment, With Museums and Monuments Nearby
Mignon - Charming Apartment, With Museums and Monuments Nearby
Turin, Piedmont
Mignon - Charming Apartment, With Museums and Monuments Nearby
Allegroitalia Golden Palace
Allegroitalia Golden Palace
5 out of 5
via dell'Arcivescovado 18, Turin, TO
The price is $92 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
Allegroitalia Golden Palace
Royal Palace Hotel & Spa
Royal Palace Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
Via Cavour 13, Turin, Turin
The price is $187 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 13
Royal Palace Hotel & Spa
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