Contrada dei Guardinfanti


  • Location: Torino,
  • Transportation: Stop 244 Monte di Pietà: lines 4, 6, 11, 27, 51, 57, Star 2.
  • Visit lasts: 1 hour (about)
It is located in the webbing of streets on a grid across via Barbaroux, via Garibaldi, via dei Mercanti, via di San Tommaso, via San Francesco d'Assisi and via XX Settembre, corresponding to a part of the Roman Augusta Taurinorum; it has kept its appeal and its shopping vocation unchanged thanks to the numerous old buildings, historical shops and crafts workshops located here. The term "guardinfanti” - farthingale – indicates the large hoops with horizontal stiffeners which used to be sold in the 1800s in the current via Barbaroux.