Things to see
Three sides of Piazza Castello are covered by elegant arcades built in different period. These were erected in order to let the Turin’s populations enjoy a stroll around the center of the city also during the cold Turin’s winter. The arcade on the west side of the square hosted for years two important markets: one during the Carnival and the other one in May.
At the beginning of the 20th century the plaza was crossed by streetcars and cars, while today it is mostly pedestrians. The change was made with the intention of recreate a space where both inhabitants and visitors can enjoy a relaxing walking while admiring the numerous Palazzi and Monuments of this stunning Piazza!