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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
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.