Stupinigi - Palazzina di Caccia
Definitely a highlight, Stupinigi is too far to be included in this walking tour.
This stunning palace was one of the hunting lodges built for the leisure of the House of Savoy, and part of the network of residences scattered around Torino. Other than the Royal rooms, gardens and woods, the complex also included farms and warehouses still existing today despite their scope had changed through the years.
The somptuous entrance behind an elaborate iron fencing and gate is watched by a large elk statue perched atop the building.
- Excerpt from UNESCO document -
When Emmanuel-Philibert, Duke of Savoy, moved his capital to Turin in 1562, he began a vast series of building projects (continued by his successors) to demonstrate the power of the ruling house. This outstanding complex of buildings, designed and embellished by the leading architects and artists of the time, radiates out into the surrounding countryside from the Royal Palace in the 'Command Area' of Turin to include many country residences and hunting lodges.
The Residences of the Royal House of Savoy in and around Turin represent a comprehensive overview of European monumental architecture in the 17th and 18th centuries, using style, dimensions, and space to illustrate in an exceptional way the prevailing doctrine of absolute monarchy in material terms.
Palazzo Reale - Piazza Castello, Turin
Palazzo Chiablese - Piazza Reale, Turin
Royal Armory - Royal Library - Piazza Castello 191, Turin
Palazzo della Prefettura (former State Secretariats) - Piazza Castello, Turin
State Archives (former Court Archives) Via Verdi / Via Luzio , Turin
Former Military Academy - Via G. Verdi 6, Turin
Riding school and stables - Via G. Verdi 10, Turin
Mint [Regia Zecca] - Via G. Verdi 14, Turin
Façade of the Royal Theatre - Piazza Castello, Turin
Palazzo Madama - Piazza Castello, Turin
Palazzo Carignano - Via Accademia delle Scienze 5, Turin
Castello del Valentino - Viale Mattioli 39, Turin
Villa della Regina - Strada S. Margherita 40, Turin
Castello di Rivoli - Piazza Mafalda di Savoia, Rivoli (TO)
Castello di Moncalieri - Piazza Baden Baden, Moncalieri (TO)
Castello di Venaria - Piazza della Repubblica 4, Venaria Reale (TO)
Castello della Mandria - Via Carlo Emanuele II 256, Venaria Reale (TO)
Palazzina di Stupinigi - Piazza Principe Amedeo 7, Stupinigi (TO)
Castello di Agliè - Piazza Castello 2, Agliè (TO)
Castello di Racconigi - Piazza Carlo Alberto, Racconigi (TO)
Pollenzo Estate - Piazza della Chiesa, Pollenzo (CN)
Castello di Govone - Piazza Roma 1, Govone (CN)