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  Porta Palazzo
by Mikebond

Porta Palazzo is the popular name of Piazza della Repubblica and refers to the gate erected there in the 18th century to crown architect Juvarra's success in the urban restructuring of Torino. The gate was demolished in the early 19th century and a project was proposed to build a square that linked the city centre with the suburbs towards the Dora (Torino's second river after the Po).
"Porta Palazzo" today refers to the markets that take place there. You can see the structures that hosted the fish and the food market (built in 1836), as well as the padiglione delle Officine Savigliano (1916, it should be the one in the photo).
However, "Porta Palazzo" also means immigrants who live in bad conditions and do not integrate into the Italian community. When I went there with my mother, it was late afternoon, the market had finished and we saw some frightening faces, so we didn't stay there for a long time.

Address: Piazza Repubblica

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  • Written Feb 15, 2006
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