Residences of the Royal House of Savoy, UNESCO World Heritage Site since1997

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The system of the Savoy Residences is an artistic and architectural heritage spread throughout the region of Piedmont. These are marvelous royal and noble villas and palaces that reflect the power of the Savoy family (ancient italian noble family), determined to make this territory an important administrative, cultural and recreational center.

History and architectural style of the Savoy Residences

In 1563 Emanuele Filiberto, Duke of Savoy appointed Turin as the capital of the duchy and decided to start a project of reorganization of the territory. His successors, between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, realized the program with the organization of the entire area, enriching it with valuable architectural buildings and innovative infrastructures.

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