The second section

While the first part of Via Roma had resulted in a succession of continuous fa├žades, that kept the central part of the blocks with courtyards and narrow and alleys; the second part, beyond the Royal square, developed faster on newly built land with the construction of two large new blocks. This expansion project takes up the Roman chessboard layout, but also responds to a new need for courtly representation of power for the new capital of the Savoy duchy.

Eighteenth-century plan. The colors distinguish the 3 areas assigned to different supervisors for maintenance. The new Contrada up to via Santa Teresa is in red (the Roman city), then, from piazza S.Carlo, in yellow (the extension)

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