Venaria Reale Travel Guide

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Venaria Reale Things to Do

  • Piazza Annunziata

    The Piazza della SS. Annunziata was built by Amedeo di Castellamonte in the 16th century. The square is dedicated to Mary and the two statues over the columns shows it.In the square you can see the church of the Natività di Maria Vergine (Nativity of Mary).

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  • The Garden

    The garden of palace are beautiful. They were restored like the original ones. They are very similar to the ones in the Versailles Palace with flowers, lakes and fountains. The most beautiful and important fountain is the Fontana di Ercole.

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  • Cappella di Sant'Uberto

    The Cappella di Sant'Uberto (protector of the hunters) is a masterpiece of the Baroque style. It was built between 1716 and 1729 by Filippo Juvarra with the facade with bricks.The chapel has got an octagonal shape. It has got two altars in the transept and four chapels on the diagonal. In the middle of the chapel there is the dome. Inside the...

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  • The State apartments

    In the State Apartments you can have an idea about how beauriful was the palace in the 17th century. Here you can see fantastic roofs with plasters and frescoes.

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  • Sala Di Diana

    The Sala di Diana is the most important room of the Reggia di Diana erected by Amedeo di Catellamonte between 1660 and 1663. This is the highest room of the whole palace with on the roof wonderful plasters. On the walls there are paintings showings the Dukes of Savoy.

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  • Galleria Grande

    Filippo Juvarra conceives the new space of the Galleria grande as a big "theater of light", open to South toward the Flowers Garden. He created and it realized a room 80 meters long and 12 meters wide and tall and it is proposed as the authentic symbol of the residence. Juvarra revolutionizes the native rhythm of the windows: he inserts openings to...

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  • Galleria Grande

    The Galleria Grande was planned at the end of the 16th century by the architect Michelangelo Garove as exhibition room of the court. It is also the connection between the Palace and the stables. It was remodeled by Filippo Juvarra between 1716 and 1718.

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  • Venaria Reale

    In 1716 Filippo Juvarra became the master of the project of the palace. He projected the Galleria Grande (Great Gallery), the Chiesa di Sant'Uberto, the Citroneria and the Great stable. During the 17th century the works passed over the hands of many architects among which the most important is Benedetto Alfieri. With the French occupation in 1798...

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  • Venaria Reale

    In the 16th century the duke Carlo Emanuele II of Savoy decided to built a new palace of delicious and of hunting for the court. The architect Amedeo di Castellamonte projected the village, the palace, the garden and the hunting's woods. The heart of the project was the Palazzo di Diana built between 1659 and 1679. In 1693 it was ransacked by the...

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  • The royal apartments at La Mandria

    The royal rooms resemble a large apartment owned by the upper-middle class, rather than a palace. The interior was designed by the architect Domenico Ferri, who took on the role of " Palace Decorator" from Pelagio Palagi in 1856. King Vittorio Emanuele II wanted an apartment similar to the residences he saw on his travels to France and England. The...

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  • The gardens

    The sixteenth-century Roman garden inspired Amedeo of Castellamonte to create the parks which surrounded the Palace of Diana at Veneria Reale. I Changes in taste and the need to represent Absolute Power - Vittorio Amedeo II was actually transforming the Dukedom into a kingdom - caused a general re-planning of both gardens and palace along the lines...

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  • The Citrus Greenhouse and the Stables

    Filippo Juvarra completed the architectural work for Venaria with the majestic layout of the citrus greenhouse and stables. They were two huge buildings, which were built during a five-year period from 1722 to 1727.The stable measured forty-eight metres long and twelve metres wide and was covered by a fifteen-metre high vault. The Citrus Greenhouse...

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  • Saint Uberto's Chapel

    The church is dedicated to Saint Uberto, patron saint of all hunters. It was designed by Filippo Juvarra and building work began in 1716. It was completed by the end of the century, although the dome was never finished and was replaced by a trompe l'oeil. The chapel was built away from the palace but linked to the nearby stables in a connecting...

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  • Castelvecchio and the Clock Tower

    The name 'Castelvecchio' (old castle) was given to the building standing at the entrance to the palace in Venaria. Today, it appears bearing two orthogonal necks. This is what remains of the original palace access road, which was designed by Amedeo of Castellamonte in 1659. Set on the axis of the urban system that aligned the village and the...

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  • The Royal Palace

    Designed at the end of the seventeenth century by the architect Michelangelo Garove as the Court's "display" area and connection between the Palace and the stables, Diana's Gallery was later redesigned by Filippo Juvarra between 1716 and 1718.He saw it as a grand "theatre of light", open on the southern side towards the flower garden. It had a...

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    by vivimero Updated Apr 4, 2011

    very very good.

    Favorite Dish: souffle' con asparagi e crema di fonduta
    risotto all'arneis e fonduta
    bonnet
    aperitivi...

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