Piazza Carignano is one of the historical squares of the Sabauda city, pedestrianized. It
is surrounded by buildings with Baroque architecture, among which the
imposing Palazzo Carignano stands out, one of the major symbols of the
Italian Risorgimento.Opposite the latter are the
Carignano Theater and some important and historic shops in Turin, such
as the famous "Ristorante del Cambio" and the historic "Gelateria
A view of the piazza from the Egytian Museum
small size (about 88x33 meters), the monumentality of the curvilinear
facade of Palazzo Carignano, of which at the back is the other historical
Piazza Carlo Alberto, and the nearby presence of prestigious
institutions, such as the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, make the
square one of the richest corner of artistic, historical and monumental suggestions of the historical center of the Piedmontese capital.
At the center of the square stands a statue dedicated to Vincenzo Gioberti.
After a short rain, enough water was accumlated on the as usual uneven ground of the road in front of the Duomo, just good enough to make a photo of the reflection of this cathedral with its recently repaired Cupola.