Squares and parks
Just a little taste of what you can see walking around in Turin:
Piazza Castello: the most central square of the city, in which both beautiful Palazzo Madama and Palazzo Reale are set. The main streets of the city, such as via Roma, via Po and via Garibaldi converge here.
- Piazza Vittorio Veneto: it lies next to the river and provides a beautiful view of the hills around the city.
- Piazza San Carlo: it is entirely pedestrianized and surrounded by historical cafés dating back to the 19th century.
- Piazza Carignano: the best example of Baroque influence in Torino.
There is a number of smaller and lesser known squares as well, hidden all over the historical center of the city. Very much appreciated by locals, unknown to non-locals, they are charming and quiet places, and very representative of Torino’s beauty: Piazza Bodoni, Piazza Cavour, Piazza Carlina, Piazza Solferino.
There are 17 major city parks in Turin: the perferct solution for those in serach of peace and quiet inside the city.
The best known is Valentino Park: with its Medieval Castle (one of the Savoy Residences) and the Botanical garden, it is a beautiful place to enjoy nature and have the feeling to be away from the city.