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.
The centre of power
The hub of the Court and of political power, the Royal Palace and the surrounding buildings formed the centre of command and the main place for representing all the majesty of the House of Savoy.
Over the centuries, the successive works for renovation commissioned in the 1700s from Juvarra and Alfieri and in the 1800s from Palagi, made the Royal Palace into a unique example of how different architectural styles can live in harmony. The elegance of the 17th century facade and the splendour of its numerous, richly furnished rooms, reflect the luxurious life at the Court and reveal the centuries of history of the House of Savoy.