Piazza CastelloApprox. Time: 2 hours
Activity Level: Easiest

In the center of Turin is the famous Piazza Castello. This square takes its name from the center piece of that square, the 13th centruy castle built there upon the ruins of an acient Roman gateway, called the Palatine gates. One side of the castle still exhibits the grim appearance of a turreted medieval castle; the other, the graceful charm of a Baroque facade, designed, by the architect Juvara (1718). The Castle houses the Museum of Ancient Art.