Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Piazza Cavour

Piazza Cavour is one of the main squares of the historic center of Turin, located a short distance from Piazza Carlina and Piazza Vittorio Veneto.

The area currently is identified by the name of Borgo Nuovo, it was opened in the seventeenth century under the regency of Maria Cristina of France, but in the nineteenth century the space of the Piazza Cavour was intended for construction: until the end of the eighteenth century quest 'area was occupied by walls that protected the city of Turin, right in Piazza Cavour site was one of the bastions of the fort.

When Napoleon occupied Piedmont, he gave the order to bring down the walls of the city of Torino, making it possible to expand the same to the south. On the death of Camillo Benso di Cavour, the square was named after him, as a natural continuation of the confluent Via Cavour.
Since then the square was intended  to be a green space, it was embellished with elegant gardens, decorated with two artificial hills, which was used to create the ground of the previous defensive bastions.

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