Via Po

It is perhaps the most beloved way of Turin. The arcades are much older than those of Via Roma: they date back to 1720, when by the will of Vittorio Amedeo II the old Contrada di Po – the road that since the seventeenth-century urban development wanted by Carlo Emanuele II led to the river and from there through a stone bridge in Chieri and Monferrato – was rebuilt in the aspect that still retains.

In the first half of the nineteenth century, instead, Vittorio Emanuele I had the porticoed balconies added on the left side towards the Po, so that you can walk along the street and up to the square without getting wet even in case of rain.

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