Savoy Royal Residences, located in Torino and its surroundings, are a journey along monumental architecture styles between XVII and XVIII century, and an expression of monarchy ideology..
Added to UNESCO world heritage list since 1997
ROYAL MUSEUMS OF TORINO
ROYAL MUSEUMS OF TORINO is a project that confirms Torino’s central role and its artistic, architectural and historic heritage in the international scenario: some 3 km of an exceptional tour route to relive the city’s events, from the firs Roman settlements to the Unification of Italy.
It includes the Royal Armory, the Royal Library, the Savoy Gallery, the Royal Palace, the Royal Gardens , Chiablese Palace, the Archaeological Museum with the Roman Theatre.
A palace for the cadet princes
The Chiablese Palace is an austere building on Piazza del Duomo, connected to the Royal Palace and currently containing the offices of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities.
Redesigned by Benedetto Alfieri in the mid-1700s, for many years it was the home to the prince cadets of the dynasty, including the duke of Chablais and the duke of Genoa Charles Felix who was to become king of Sardinia. It was the residence of Pauline Bonaparte and the birthplace of Margareth, Italy’s first queen.
The interiors reveal precious and refined taste in decoration: a linear and bright staircase in marble leads to the piano nobile where there is a series of sumptuously furnished and richly decorated rooms.