Monday, February 20, 2012

Piazza carlo Alberto

Piazza Carlo Alberto is one of the main squares of the historic city center.

 Palazzo Carignano

The place takes its name from the King of Sardinia Carlo Alberto of Savoy, son of Charles Emmanuel of Savoy-Carignano, whose family owned the eponymous palace, whose century facade can still be seen on one side of the Piazza Carlo Alberto. It stands where once was the gardens inside the imposing baroque building designed by Guarino Guarini, through walls, it was connected to the front of the stables building that now houses the prestigious headquarters of the National Library. The area was reorganized by breaking down the walls, giving rise to the square between 1842 and 1859.
 Opposite the Palazzo Carignano and the equestrian statue of Carlo Alberto, stands the magnificent building that houses today, the National Library of Turin.

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