Piazza Castello

Piazza in Turin

Turin's central square is lined with museums, theatres and cafes. The city's Savoy heart, although laid out from the mid-1300s, was mostly constructed from the 16th to 18th centuries. Dominating it is the part-medieval, part-baroque Palazzo Madama, the original seat of the Italian parliament. To the north, is the exquisite facade of the Palazzo Reale, the royal palace built for Carlo Emanuele II in the mid-1600s.