Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Royal Palace of Turin, once the residence of the Savoys, is now the residence of a very special mysterius guest

The Royal Palace was the residence of the Savoy family from 1646 until the unification of Italy (1865).
As well as the external facade many richly decorated apartments are open to the public, with ceilings painted in the XVII century by Morello and the Flemish Jan Miel

In the right wing of the palace is the Royal Library with a heritage of 200 thousand volumes, engravings and drawings including the red crayon self-portrait by Leonardo da Vinci, while the Royal Armoury has one of the most important collections in Europe.

The splendid and sumptuous furnishings, the tapestries and ornaments were made from the XVII to the XIX centuries. 
To be seen without fail the Chinese Cabinet di Juvarra, Sala dell’Alcova, the richly decorated Throne Room and the Scala delle Forbici. 
The Royal Palace is a building of extraordinary beauty, built to the design of Carlo and Amedeo di Castellamonte. 

Do you want to see more fascinating places in Turin?