16 Nov Palazzo Reale, Turin
Palazzo Reale, Turin known as The Royal Palace in English is an impressive 17th century building, which has been altered and extended on many occasions throughout the centuries. Inside you will find work of the most important artists in Turin. Until 1865 the palace served as the residence of the Dukes of Savoy, the Kings of Sardinia and the Kings of Italy.
After entering the palace you are able to visit the royal apartments, lavishly decorated and furnished from the 17th – 20th century matching the style of the Savoy sovereigns. It is filled with gorgeous clocks, porcellain, silver and furnishings, some dating back to the seventeenth century.
It takes about 2 hours (or more) to see the entire palace and during this time you will be amazed by stunning ballrooms, interiors, armour, art and more. The palace is well kept and awe-worthy.
Every first Sunday of the month the palace offers free entry to everyone.
Address: Piazzetta Reale 1
Telephone number: 011.436.14.55
Internet website: http://www.beniarchitettonicipiemonte.it/reale.htm
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 8.30-19.30; final entry is at 18.00