An hosting square

In 1864 the London building company Italian Building Society Ltd. started the construction of the buildings surrounding the square, designed by architect Giuseppe Bollati. Taking advantage of a particular political moment: the difficulties encountered by the Savoy government to remove the city of Rome from Pope Pius IX gave the idea that the capital of the Kingdom of Italy would remain in Turin and therefore many houses would be needed in more to give housing to officials, soldiers, politicians, etc.

The front on the square just completed (about 1870). The square has yet to be decorated with greenery and monuments.

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