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081012 - Rivoli - 01 - Passeggiata al Castello

Rivoli - The Castle

Belonging at the time to Turin’s bishopric, the Rivoli Castle became property of

the Savoy in 1280. Its history follows the events of the Savoy dynasty for six

centuries.

Used during the 15th century and the first half of the 16th century as a

military outpost, it was only after the Chateau-Cambresis peace (1559) that

the castle welcomed Emanuele Filiberto and his court.

Partially destroyed by French troops at the end of the 17th century, Rivoli was

redesigned by Michelangelo Garove, whom Filippo Juvarra followed.

After years of neglect and improper use, a project of recovery began.

In 1984, the Castle, restored and transformed into one of the most important

European spaces of contemporary art, was inaugurated. Today, the Rivoli

Castle-Museum of Contemporary Art boasts a permanent very important collection.

Castello di Rivoli Official Site

Castello di Rivoli (Piemontefeel)

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Taken on October 12, 2008