Royal hunting place
we did a guided tour. but it was probably short, too short for what the palace has to offer. we needed probably more time as we skipped many rooms.
time was tight...i know and the guide had 1 hour and half to show us around.
well, this way i will need to go there again.
Vanaria Reale: the risen palace
Venaria Reale is one of the greatest Royal palace in Piedmont. The greatest for dimensions, as comparable as for structure to the French palace of Versailles that was built holding to mind the project of the Piedmontese palace.
After fifteen years of restaurations the palace has been opened to the public in October 2007.
La Venaria Reale
"The most important of the wonderful holiday residences where his Royal Highness the Duke of Savoy regularly stayed is Venaria Reale, a little over three miles from Turin and certainly well worth a visit. Duke Carlo Emanuele II so named it since he felt it to be a perfect hunting ground, fit for a King ".
This is taken from the Theatrum Sabaudiae, a great literary work. Printed in 1682, with 142 drawings to catch the reader's eye, it revels in the magnificence of the Sabaudian dynasty. It describes the period in somewhat exaggerated overtones, but is a faithful rendition nonetheless, calling Europe to bear witnesses to the glories of a Ducal but soon-to-become Royal family. It already had Royal status. Venaria was proof of this: "...because it is a work that would have needed a century to complete, but was actually finished in a few years under the reign of just one Prince."