The Via Roma begins at Piazza Castello and leads through Piazza San Carlo to Piazza Carlo Felice and Turin‘s central train station. The street was constructed in the 17th century, but many of the buildings flanking it were restored in the 1930s.
Via Roma Turin
Leave the central station through the main exit. Straight ahead you will see a garden (the Giardino di Sambuy). When you walk straight through this garden you have Via Roma in front of you.
History and description
The history of Via Roma began in 1620, when Carlo Emanuele I had Turin expanded. Via Roma follows the route of the former Contrada Nuova.
Between Piazza San Carlo and Piazza San Felice
Between 1933 and 1937 the architect Marcello Piacentini had the area between Piazza San Carlo and Piazza San Felice rebuilt in the rationalist style. The C.L.N. (Comitato Liberazione Nazionale) square was also constructed. The sculptures at the fountain in this square depict the rivers Po and Dora.
Between Piazza Castello and Piazza San Carlo
The section of Via Roma between Piazza Castello and Piazza San Carlo had already been renovated earlier, in Baroque style (1931-1933).