Rococo Luxury at the Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi

Apr 10, 2020 273

The Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi, near Turin, was designed by Filippo Juvarra and built in 1729; between the 18th and 19th centuries, it was the Savoy’s hunting lodge as well as a palace where the royal family celebrated weddings and held parties.

Born as one of the most luxurious and imposing monumental complexes of the 1700s, it was extended even more around the end of the century by Benedetto Alfieri – who drew inspiration from great Rococo residences in Europe – and other architects, like Giovanni Tommaso Prunotto, Ignazio Birago di Borgaro and Ludovico Bo.

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