With 40000 m², (360 m² long, 111 m² large) is one of the biggest European squares.
The square was unveiled with Vittorio Emanuele’s name, but the name was changed in 1919, in memory of the important victory during the Big war. Torino’s people, simply call it “Piazza Vittorio”. The project was signed by Guarino Guarini and started in 1676. Thanks to Giuseppe Frizzi’s help, Guarini succeed in neutralising the square’s slope.
Looking at the square from via Po, the visitor will have an enchanting city’s visual: Ponte della pietra which goes to la Grande Madre, Torino’s hills, Monte Cappuccini and, on the left, the Queen’s mansion.
The square is also lived as a meeting-place and a perfect spot for manifestations: here the population had a big appointment after Napoleon’s fall, they celebrate the Vittorio Emanuele I homecoming . The square is the ideal place for concerts and politician events. As it’s easy to join Murazzi, along the river Po, Piazza Vittorio is the ideal meeting for young people, here’s is plenty of clubs for the traditional “aperitivo”.