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Piazza Statuto Tours

Piazza Statuto
Ringed by neoclassical buildings, flanked by busy roads, and crowned with a statue that commemorates the workers who built the trans-Alpine Fréjus Rail Tunnel, the Piazza Statuto is one of Turin’s most prominent public squares. Completed in 1865, it was built while Turin was the newly formed Kingdom of Italy’s first capital city.

The Basics
Turin is a city of grand public squares, and the Piazza Statuto—one of the last neoclassical piazzas to be constructed in the city—is a notable example of the style. With its elegant buildings, its statue and accompanying fountain, and its petite garden, the square offers a pretty haven for those after a quick sightseeing break. That said, the Piazza Statuto also stands on land that was used in ancient Roman times for public executions and burial grounds, and for some locals and visitors it still holds enduring, spooky associations.

The Piazza Statuto can be visited independently, though it is also included on walking tour itineraries—particularly after-dark tours that have a paranormal focus.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Piazza Statuto is one of Turin’s four cardinal piazzas, including the northern Piazza della Repubblica, eastern Piazza Vittorio Veneto, and southern Piazza Carlo Felice.
  • The Fréjus Rail Tunnel Monument, dedicated in 1879, is made with stones that were excavated during construction and is crowned with a winged genie sculpture.
  • The square is lined with numerous cafés, shops, and restaurants, making it a good place to indulge in an espresso break accompanied by some people watching.

How to Get There
Poised at the city’s western edge, the Piazza Statuto can easily be accessed by numerous forms of transportation. Take the M1 Metro to XVIII Dicembre Station. The square is also served by tram 13 as well as bus lines 10N, 13N, 26, 46, 49, 56, 60, 71, 72, 91, 94, 101, N10, and W01. It can additionally be reached on foot, by bike, or by taxi.

When to Get There
The Piazza Statuto can be visited both day and night, though—given its ample associations with magic and the occult—it is best visited after dark, preferably on a macabre, ghost-themed tour.

The Piazza Statuto’s Dark Magic
According to various myths and tales, the Piazza Statuto is associated with dark forces. Some believe that the manhole near the Fréjus Rail Tunnel Monument is actually a portal to the underworld, while others point to the square’s obelisk as a symbol of the occult. 
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Turin among magic, mysteries and legends

Turin among magic, mysteries and legends

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Welcome to Turin the magical city par excellence! This walking tour is for everybody is curious about history and legends. You'll visit the historical centre and the famous Roman Quadrilatero and its court of myracles. I'll talk about seers and beautiful sorceress Why is Turin considered magical? Have you ever heard of alchemical caves and the philosopher's stone? An elixir, a map, an itinerary and your curiosity that will accompany you to the narrated places in total freedom After the tour we find ourselves in the place indicated to listen to the latest legends. A free amulet: a lucky charm linked to the history of the city If you participate in the tour on the day of your arrival, I will give you suggestions on museums, restaurants, itineraries to organize your stay and enjoy the city If you travel alone, you will find a friend, if you are a family or in company, the itinerary will be more fun
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Turin in few steps

Turin in few steps

Welcome to the city of 1000 faces The tour is for those who having little time available, want to get to know or complete the visit of Turin with a curious and passionate person of her city. Get inspired and choose the tour to enjoy in complete freedom and following your rhythm, that's right for you! HOROSCOPE: How many cities do you know that have a horoscope? Turin the only one to have one. Walking in search of the zodiac signs that the historic center offers, you will get to know small curiosities, you will see the horoscope palace and you will discover hidden corners FOOD: Enjoying a good wine you will get to know the city and its cuisine. You will visit the most multiethnic district of Turin which hides the secret of the iceboxes and the largest open air market in Europe, a must visit! (in the morning except Sunday) MAGIC: why Turin is the magical city par excellence? Do you want to know the Court of Miracles and its legends? .. this is your tour! If you travel alone you will find a friend, if you are in company or with a family, you will discover the city while having fun and I will give you suggestions to enjoy the city
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Magic Turin Evening Tour

Magic Turin Evening Tour

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Scout out Turin’s mysterious side on a 2.5-hour evening tour with a local guide. Home to an array of beguiling landmarks tucked away in clandestine corners, Turin has long been associated with magic and the occult. Hear all about it, and learn about the city’s black and white magic ‘souls’ as you explore by coach.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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