Piazza San Giovanni Piazza San Giovanni–Turin
Turin is among the most lively and touristic cities in Italy and as such is visited by crowds of tourists every year, so it is rather surprising that it is still considered relatively anonymous compared to its neighbors among tourists from Israel. This is one of the most wonderful destinations to visit in any vehicle and those who visit Turin will get to know a city with an impressive history, excellent restaurants, fascinating museums, and an abundance of points of interest to visit.
Among these places, you will also find Piazza San Giovanni – a central and impressive square that lies in the heart of the historic area of Turin and is also known for being the place where the Duomo of Turin is located, which is also dedicated to San Giovanni, and the main road in the city passes through it, connecting the square are sites such as Piazza Castello, Palazzo Ciabellese and Palazzo Reale.
Historically, this is a square of central importance to the city because it is considered one of the oldest places still standing and as such has had several hats over the years, such as being a hub for the passage of goods, a traditional market was held there during the holidays and various ceremonies and festive events were held there.
In fact, since the square was founded at the beginning of the 7th century AD until today, it serves as the beating heart of the old city of Turin and is therefore also the natural choice when a great victory celebration is required, the marking of an important religious occasion and other such happy events. At the same time, the square manages to maintain its authentic character and although it has a distinguished past, only a few changes have been made to it over the years compared to sites dating from similar periods.
Among the important places located in or near the square, you will find several important monuments and monuments such as the Royal Palace of Turin, the Ciabelle Palace (which was also used as the seat of the French government during the Napoleonic occupation), Porta Palatine, the remains of the Roman Theaton and much more.