Palazzo Reale Di Torino, Turin

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Soaked in history and filled with art, Palazzo Reale Di Torino was once the hub of the city’s political power. Together with the surrounding buildings, this palace formed a regional command center for the powerful House of Savoy. Originally built in the 16th century, the opulent palace was further expanded and modified in the 17th century. Renowned architect Filippo Juvarra was hired by Victor Amadeus, the head of the Savoy dynasty, to modernize the palace up to 17th-century standards. The architect’s most famous addition was a grand staircase. Later, Claudio Francesco Beaumont, a distinguished artist who was the dynasty’s official painter, embellished many of the palace’s chambers. Today, the palace offers visitors a chance to glimpse the grandeur in which the European aristocracy once lived and worked. Be sure to visit the on-site museum, with a historic armory displaying a vast collection of old weapons. With our world travel planner, Turin attractions like Palazzo Reale Di Torino can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • It was totally worth it to go there, it is huge and you can spend the whole day there seeing interesting stuff and learning about the Kings and Queens of Italy :) we only spend 2 Euro per Person... 
    It was totally worth it to go there, it is huge and you can spend the whole day there seeing interesting stuff and learning about the Kings and Queens of Italy :) we only spend 2 Euro per Person...  more »
  • It was on of the most exciting experiences in Italy! The palace is in great condition and giving the pulse of Savoy and the life of the post medieval era. It is also kids friendly! 
    It was on of the most exciting experiences in Italy! The palace is in great condition and giving the pulse of Savoy and the life of the post medieval era. It is also kids friendly!  more »
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  • What an impressive display! The armory section is gorgeously presented, with clear indications in Italian and English to aid the viewer. The palace section is simply astounding, you have a hard time deciding where to look since there is just too much to absorb. You leave this museum wanting to know more about the kings of the house of Savoy, while you stroll through the garden and rest by the shade of a warm day in Piedmont.
  • A step back through time as one tours the palace and sees artifacts held by the royal Savoy family. The collections of art and figurines allows one's mind to transcend back to the 1600s and forward. The armory was fascinating as it shows the progression of armor as well as the various designs coming from one region to another. The formal dining room is enchanting with all the crystal and the ballroom holds energy just waiting for its next gathering. I really enjoyed this glimpse into the past and the artwork is just amazing.

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