The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II runs through the historical center of Turin and has a length of 4,2 kilometers. This wide, partly porticoed, street starts at the Piazza Umberto I and continues all the way to Piazza Rivoli. It was originally also known as Viale del Re (“King’s Lane”).
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II Turin
Public transport: Metro: Vinzaglio, Porta Nuova; bus: 55,68; tram: 9.
Sights: Vittorio Emanuele Monument.
History and description
Construction of the Corso Vittorio Emanuele was meant to facilitate a connection between the Porta Nuova railway station and the bourgeois part of the city.
The oldest part of the street is characterized by the porticoes on both sides.
What to see
Monument Vittorio Emanuele II
The monument for King Vittorio Emanuele II is situated oat the intersection with the Via Galileo Ferraris. It is 39 meters tall. The four statues, one on each side, od the base represent “unity”, “brotherhood”, “labor”, and “freedom”. It was placed here in 1899, twenty years after the death of the king.