|Province Province of Turin|
|Address Piazza S. Carlo, 10123 Torino, Italy|
Piazza san carlo a torino 2 12 2012
Piazza San Carlo is one of the main city squares in Turin, Italy.
It was laid out in the 16th and 17th century and is an example of Baroque style. Its current name is an hommage to Charles Borromeo while the square was previously known as Piazza Reale, Piazza d'Armi, and Place Napoleon.
The equestrian statue of Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy, by Carlo Marochetti (1838), is located at the center of the square, that is surrounded by porticos designed by Carlo di Castellamonte around 1638. The twin churches of Santa Cristina and San Carlo Borromeo close the southern edge of the square.