Tenuta Reale di Pollenzo
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
A farm for the king
It was Charles Albert who first realised the agricultural potential of Pollenzo, creating a proper farm with vineyards and wine cellars, where the wine-making techniques experimented at the time are now still in use for the principal reds of the Langhe district.
Charles Albert also had the romantic vision of remodelling the entire medieval Pollenzo, engaging Xavier Kurten to design the gardens and creating the new neo-gothic image of the hamlet which includes the piazza, the church, the tower and the "Albertina Farmhouse".
The complex has continued to retain its original link with agriculture: promoted by Slow Food, it now accommodates the University of Gastronomic Sciences, the Bank of Wine and the hotel of the Agenzia di Pollenzo.