The enlargement at the end of the 18th century @ Il primo Ampliamento barocco

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The enlargement at the end of the 18th century

In the second half of the 18th century the "new city" is completed through an intensification of the building curtains and the interior of the blocks. This phenomenon is due to the few spaces inside the rigid chessboard enclosed within the walls, in the face of an increase in the population. The buildings are raised and can be reached almost everywhere on the five floors. However, an edict by Charles Emmanuel II imposes on the district Nuova the prohibition to build above the cornice of buildings. In the southern part of the city remain many of the gardens that had characterized the early Baroque palaces. The gardens and gardens that can be seen in the papers of the late eighteenth century are also part of the numerous convents, concentrated especially in the "new city".

In the Turin's map, you can see the gardens concentrated in the southern part of the city. They are gardens and vegetable gardens of the convents and the first palaces arose in the enlargement.

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