Via Giuseppe Garibaldi is one of the most important shopping streets in Turin and also one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe. It follows the route of what was already in Roman times an important road leading west.
Via Garibaldi Turin
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi connects Piazza Castello with Piazza Statuto. From the Porta Nuova station, continue straight on Via Roma until you reach Piazza Castello. Via Garibaldi is the street that leads to this square on the west side.
History and description
Via Garibaldi is one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe.
The street follows the ancient Roman decumano and medieval road, the Contrada di Doria Grossa. It became an important commercial street when the Savoys decided to expand the city westward. After the city walls were rebuilt (1702), the Via Doria Grossa and the parallel road Via Corte d’Apello were extended. This was done in 1711 under the direction of the architect Michelangelo Garove.
Filippo Juvarra was later commissioned by King Emanuele II to further develop the street, including remodeling the facade of the Palazzo Madama.
Via Garibaldi tourist attractions
Santissima Trinità Church
The Santissima Trinità Church (n. 7) was designed by Ascanio Vitozzi, who was also buried there. Juvarra was responible for some interior decorations and Angelo Marchini for the neoclassical facade.
- San Dalmazzo Church
- SS. Martiri Church
- Misericordia Church