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Crocetta: photos, description (Crocetta)

Crocetta is one of the most elite districts of Turin, located South of the city centre and is notable for its luxury residential complexes. The heart center is partially a pedestrian area between the streets of Corso Trieste, Corso Trento and Corso Duca d'aosta, built outstanding residential buildings in eclectic and neo-Gothic styles and art Nouveau. This area was built between 1903 and 1937, the years on the site of the old parade square, moved to the southern part of Turin.

To the North of the elite residential complexes is GAM (Galleriad'ArteModerna) - Gallery of modern art, one of the two Turin museums of modern art (the second and larger, located in Castello di Rivoli, a former Savoy residence in the suburbs). The gallery stands in front of the huge monument to Victor Emmanuel II, located in the centre of the ring road between Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and Corso Galileo Ferraris. The monument to the king of Savoy stands on a huge 39-foot column. Near the Museum you can see another significant residential building, which houses the headquarters of one of the two main soccer teams of Turin - Juventus.

In the Western part of the Crocetta, is the main building of the Polytechnic University of Turin (Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi). The building is 1958, the year of construction covers an area of 122 thousand square meters and receives each year about 30 thousand students. The University is one of the main technological and educational centers of Italy. New, modern buildings built in the Polytech area Cenisia.

The Crocetta crosses several large and modern avenues, such as Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, Corso Galileo Ferraris and Corso Einaudi. Remarkable feature of these avenues are seemingly endless rows of trees, which are considered a symbol of the typical urban life of Turin. The most popular area of the Avenue is Corso De Gasperi - smaller in size but famous for its Mercato della Crocetta, in which you can buy clothes of fashion brands at reasonable prices.

The Western part of the district of Crocetta - an example of modern architecture. Huge prospect, educated Corso Mediterraneo and Corso, Castelfidardo is part of the Boulevard Back Centrale. It was built over the old railway (now the underground). Here you can see the fountain "Needle" Mario Merz and the monument "Opera per Torino" Per Kirkeby.

The Eastern part of Crocetti also known as Borgo San Secondo - it is named after the Church in via San Secondo. This part of the city adjacent to the railway station Porta Nuova and is considered to be older. There remained the house of the late 19th century. In Piazza San Secondo and on via Legnano are open-air markets. Also on the square is located the former city laundries and baths, one of the oldest in Turin (1905).

One of the main streets crossing Borgo San Secondo, is the via Sacchi, - it is possible to get to the center of the city. To the South of it stands the OSPEDALE Mauriziano is one of the main old hospital of Turin.