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Saturday, September 5, 2009

PIAZZA SOLFERINO, TURIN

One of the most famous historic squares of Turin is the Piazza Solferino. The square of the city of Piedmont is located at busy until the early decades of market-wood, straw and hay, a large esplanade uneven dirt between the ramparts of the citadel of Turin and the western islands of 'expansion seventeenth century.

The realization of the square is in the second half of the nineteenth century, after the dismantling of the fortifications of the Citadel began in 1852.


From the square you can see THEATER Alfieri (photo) and the palace of the regional council (Palazzo Lascaris).







A decoration of the square is the fountain angelica (photo) consists of four groups of statues that refer to the four seasons.




At the center of the square you see the Atrium pavilions designed by Giugiaro fallen into disuse after the Olympic Games.

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