"Walking under Torino'Arcades" Architecture (Neo Classic and Baroque) Tip by matemix

  Via Po arcades
by matemix

A real record: with 18 km of arcades, and 12.5 km of them continuous and connected, Torino has the biggest pedestrian area of Europe. With different styles, from the grey stone of via Po to the marble of via Roma, turinese arcades are an unique urbanistic, architectonic, aesthetic and social-economic symbol. It's said that the route of 2 km of arcades from Palazzo Reale to piazza Vittorio Veneto, was requested by King Vittorio Emanuele I di Savoia for his walking. He and his family didn't wet when it was raining or snowing and the arcades are useful especially for this. The first arcade build was the part near via Barbaroux and via Palazzo di Citt?. It was 1615. Today turinese arcades with a lot of shops and meeting place, are a huge sitting-room that no other Italian city has.

Address: Central streets and piazzas
Directions: Via Roma, Piazza San Carlo, Piazza Castello, Via Po, etc.

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  • Written Apr 12, 2006
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