Reggia di Venaria Reale, Venaria Reale

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Explore Reggia di Venaria Reale, a 17th-century palace built for Charles Emmanuel II as a base for his hunting expeditions. History had taken its toll here; the structure only opened to the public in 2007 after one of the European Union's largest cultural restoration projects. Wander through the palace's permanent exhibit, Theater of History and Magnificence, which takes you through some of the most impressive rooms. Begin in the 17th-century Hall of Diana, continue through to the Great Gallery, and then move on to the Church of St. Hubert. The accompanying soundtrack by Brian Eno and the multimedia installations on court life make this an informative and atmospheric walk. Stretch your legs in the palace's 50 hectares (123.5 acres) of gardens. You'll find cafes, restaurants and a bookshop on site. Make Reggia di Venaria Reale part of your personalized Venaria Reale itinerary using our Venaria Reale trip planner.
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  • I had the opportunity to visit the Royal Palace of Venaria Reale in two moments of the same day, in the morning and in the afternoon the exhibition Palace. . the exhibition on the works of the painter of the Belle Epoque "BOLDINI", very interesting exhibition for number of exhibits (ca. 130 paintings) narrated by great guide, great detail and passion. . the complete tour of the Palace and Royal apartments with the same guide and excellent illustrations of various historical periods that characters. The reconstruction of environments has traced very faithfully the original architecture and amazing beauty and brightness of some environments. Along the way there are some symbolic references to the nature of the owners and the building it was a hunting lodge and pleasure. I highly recommend visiting this site in the spring with all the gardens, wonderful, full of flowers.
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  • The entrance ticket is not cheap, but worth it for the visit of the Royal Palace. The first part of the tour on the history of the House of Savoy, spectacular halls of the Palace, notably the gallery that really leaves you breathless. The gardens are beautiful in winter, but obviously worth a visit in the spring. Caravaggio very good experience, different from the usual exhibitions because there was an exhibition of paintings, but a projection of the works accompanied by lights and music. The only criticism would be the staff: rude the ladies at the ticket office and confused appointees control tickets. One of them left us enter the stables without any warning and just crossed the door a colleague he reprimanded because it was running out the visiting hours.
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  • The restaurant and the chef is awesome. Without reservation, it is not possible. Beautiful castle terrace. On the roof, the water games can be admired in classical music.
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  • Beautiful. It was an amazing and lovely experience. I enjoyed it and I would love to come back. It's enormous, there's so much to see!
  • Beautiful historical palace of the Savoy family. A must go see to understand the European history for this area of northern Italy and the power playing of the European monarchs.
  • The place is really beautiful, but we have chosen the option "summer's nights" (10€ per ticket) having access from 7pm and it is not worthy: the gardens are completely dark and not only you can not appreciate the environment, but also it's not safe walking without any lights. Anyway the fountain show at 11:15pm is really nice, even if it is a bit late and it lasts only 12 minutes.
  • Huge and tiresome. But beautiful. Get your sneakers on otherwise you'll deeply regret not being extra comfortable in yours shoes after 4 hours of walking
  • Impressive palace, (got to see that checked black and white marble floor), full of Savoy family history. Important milestone of the Piedmont region sighseeing. Don't try to search for the fountain in the northern part of the gardens, it doesn't exist anymore.

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