The remains of the old building are visible in the centre of the open area, which nowadays is called Piazza Cesare Augusto. The Palatin Gate is a Romanic building who allowed the access from the north to Augusta Taurinorum, the Roman town, which today is Turin.
The construction of the Palatin Gate dated back to the 1 st century B.C. and it was finished at the beginning of the 1 st century A.C. The Palatium hosted some Longobard kings, such as Carlo Magno and Charles the Bald.
This palace was built from 1663 to 1665, by Domenico Bernardi. In 1800 it was bought by the Lascaris family, from which it takes the name. During the second World War the palace was burnt and in partly destroyed In 1975 the palace was bought by the Piedmont Region for the Regional Council.
The Royal Palace of Turin was the royal residence of the Savoy Family in Piedmont. It is located in the heart of Turin, in the beautiful Piazza Castello. It was the heart of the Savoy Court, symbol of the power of the dynasty, and, along with other royal residences in the Turin area, such as the Venaria Palace or Stupinigi Hunting Residence.
There are three different styles in the building: Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical. They were designed by different architects in different periods. The palace is part of a complex of buildings, in the centre of town, which are among the most important of Turin. The original building was a bishop's palace until the sixteenth century, but then Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy chose it as his residence. Behind the Royal Palace there are the Great Royal Gardens.
Valentine Castle is an historical building of Turin, it is situated in the Valentine Park on the banks of the River Po.
Emanuele Filiberto of Savoia bought the old castle. This structure hosted noble families like the Saintmerane, the Stork, the Pacelli and Calvi. The origin of the castle name is uncertain, the first document in which appears the name Valentinium is in 1275.
For some years it was neglected and it was in decadence. In 1960 the castle was chosen to be the faculty of Architecture of Turin.
The Castle is regaining the old grandeur: the first-floor rooms are opened one after the other and host representative offices of the Faculty of Architecture. On 12th May 2007 the wonderful room of the Zodiac, with its central fresco depicting mythological the Po river with the likeness of Poseidon was reopened.
You can find all kinds of shops from clothing to footwear, household linen from the Piedmontese cuisine while shopping you can enjoy cappuccinos, ice cream and real chocolate. Lara Carbone, Jessica Di Pumpo, Raluca Ungurean
Via garibaldi is a nice walk in the center of Turin because there are no cars so in the meantime you can do your shopping and have fun. Via Roma is the main street of downtown Turin. It combines the historic central Piazza Castello to Porta Nuova railway station and includes along its path piazza CLN and the famous Piazza San Carlo, The street ends in Piazza Carlo Felice. You can find the shops of famous stylists, multi-storey shops with beautiful sights of mirrors and glass scales.
Via Po is one of the main streets of Turin. It connects Piazza Vittorio Veneto to Piazza Castello. There are many shops and old buildings under the typical porticos: a characteristic of the city.
In the nearby there are stores of all kinds especially libraries At the end of the street you can see the Church dedicated to the Great Mother of God. In a side street there is the Mole. You can see new shops and also some small shops such as wine bars and grocery stores. Once in Piazza Vittorio you can find old- style bars
The back facade is in neoclassical style. The internal courtyard
The Mole Antonelliana dates back to 1863. It was planned by Alessandro Antonelli, a famous architect, who used a new technique which allowed him to build one of the highest building (167,5 metres) in Europe. Its situated in the center of Turin and its the tallest building in the city. Its very beautiful and its the symbol of Turin.
At the moment the Mole Antonelliana hosts the National Museum of Cinema, in fact Italian film production started in Turin at the end of the 19° century.
http://www.comune.torino.it/ http://www.comune.torino.it/circ4/tesoriera.html Lo Statuto dei Ragazzi A cura della Presidenza del Consiglio Comunale Città di Torino - giugno 2008
Referente del Progetto: Prof. Simonetta Anibaldi Ranco Materie Letterarie Prof. Giuliana Andreoni Approfondimento Cittadinanza e Costituzione Prof. Patrizia Schirosi Lingua Inglese ICT
Prof. Fiorenzo Alfieri Assessore alla Cultura Città di Torino Dott. Ferdinando Cartella Vicepresidente Circoscrizione IV Dott. Carla Piccolini Vicesegretario Generale Consiglio Comunale Dott. Lucia Mina Dirigente Servizio Centrale Consiglio Comunale Prof. Silvana Paterlino Dirigente Scolastico SMS Dante Alighieri Prof. Lucetta Pastorino Docente del Consiglio di Classe Dott in Arch Alice Furioso Dott. Massimo Menon
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