Thursday, 27 April 2017

Residences of the Royal House of Savoy

The Residences of the Royal House of Savoy are a group of 14 buildings in and near Turin. So far I only have postcards of two 

Reggia di Venaria Reale
This postcard was sent by Dario

The Palace of Venaria (Italian: Reggia di Venaria Reale) is a former royal residence located in Venaria Reale, near Turin, in Piedmont, northern Italy.
The Palace was designed and built from 1675 by Amedeo di Castellamonte, commissioned by duke Charles Emmanuel II, who needed a base for his hunting expeditions in the heathy hill country north of Turin. The name itself derives from LatinVenatio Regia meaning "Royal Hunt". - in: wikipedia

Castle of Racconigi

The Royal Castle of Racconigi is a palace and landscape park in Racconigiprovince of CuneoItaly.
The first records of the castle are from around the year 1000, when Bernardino of Susa rebuilt an ancient manor, leaving it to Cistercian monks.
The castle was a possession of the margraves of Saluzzo and others starting in the 13th century, and in the 16th century was acquired by the House of Savoy.
Emmanuel Philibert created a magnificent wide park in the jardin à la française style that opens for the castle's northwards view. It was designed by the renowned 17th century French landscape architect André Le Notre, known for designing the gardens of Versailles radiating from Château de Versailles.
In the late 18th century the English Landscape garden style was introduced, Pelagio Palagi erected a series of small structures along the lake; such as the Doric Tempietto, the Gothic style chapel, and other landscape elements. in: wikipedia

The residences (in red what I have)

  • Palazzo Reale
  • Palazzo Madama
  • Palazzo Carignano
  • Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi
  • Borgo Castello nel Parco della Mandria
  • Castello del Valentino
  • Villa della Regina
  • Castello di Moncalieri
  • Castello di Rivoli
  • Reggia di Venaria Reale
  • Castello di Agliè
  • Castello di Racconigi
  • Castello di Govone
  • Castello di Pollenzo

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