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071019 - Venaria - 14 - Reggia dei Savoia

Venaria Reale - Reggia dei Savoia

The Royal Palace of Venaria Reale was built in the mid 17th century for the royal hunts; Carlo Emanuele II who entrusted it to Amedeo di Castellamonte decided its construction.

The ambitious project includes the party halls and the private apartments of the Dukes of Savoy, the gardens and the park with nymphaeums, grottos, fountains and statues.

Its construction continued until the end of the 18th century, and was characterized by changes in style and taste due to the series of court architects succeeding one other: Garove, Juvarra and Alfieri.

 

The Venaria Reale site is a unique environmental and architectural experience of extraordinary interest.

 

The ‘Reggia di Venaria Reale’ royal palace and the residence of La Mandria have been declared “World Heritage” sites by UNESCO.

 

Nowadays the Royal Palace of Venaria has been restored and it's open to the public for wonderful visits.

 

The Royal Palace of Venaria

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Taken on October 19, 2007