Residences of the Royal House of Savoy

Oct 02, 2019 332

Emanuele Filiberto, the Duke of Savoy moved his capital to Turin in the year 1563. He then began a large project to create a series of buildings and palaces to prove his power of ruling. These outstanding buildings were designed and decorated by some of the best known artists of that era and radiated into the outskirts of Turin. The complex also includes various country homes and hunting lodges. Some of the best known Royal Houses from this complex, which have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, are as given below:

The Royal Palace of Turin, Palazzo Reale
The Royal Palace of Turin is also known as Palazzo Reale and is among the most important Savoy’s palaces. Its architecture was highly modernized by Christine Marie of France in the 17th century. The work on the palace was done by Filippo Juvarra. The site where the palace is located once belonged to the Bishops Palace in Turin. 

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