This Roman decumanus crossing the ancient city from the Polo Reale to the Porta di Francia still is one of the main streets for shopping in the city today
In the Middle Ages the Decuman became the district of Dora Grossa, with a canal in the middle of the road. Today this 1 kilometer long street is punctuated by palaces arranged according to a reorganization model of the eighteenth century. In the nineteenth century, Via Garibaldi became the most important commercial and residential street of the city, with Palazzo Madama on one side and Piazza Statuto on the other. Via Garibaldi was the first pedestrian street in Turin, kicking off in 1980 the enhancement process of the ancient city centre, which had been rather degraded up until then.
Information curated by:
Giulietta De Luca, milli paglieri, Staff Landscapefor (2015-2023)