Venaria Royal Palace and Gardens: Day Admission Ticket

Venaria Royal Palace and Gardens: Day Admission Ticket

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Duration
1 day
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Wheelchair Accessible
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What You'll Do
  • Explore the Royal Palace of Venaria, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Take a journey through the history and art of the House of Savoy
  • Visit the entirely refurbished apartments of the Duchess Maria Giovanna Battista of Savoy-Nemours
Overview
Head to the outskirts of Turin and discover the Royal Palace of Venaria, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire this magnificent example of Baroque art in the beautiful setting of its namesake village and surrounded by stunning French-style gardens.
What to Expect
Designed by Amedeo di Castellamonte and built in 1675 as a base for Charles Emmanuel II's hunting expeditions, the Royal Palace of Venaria lies on the northwestern outskirts of Turin.

The Baroque palace and the formal French gardens fell into disuse at the end of the 18th century, were converted into military barracks and training grounds during Napoleonic domination and belonged to the Italian military until 1978. Placed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1997, the palace was renovated and opened to the public in 2007.

Enter with your day ticket, accompanied by the music of Brian Eno, to a display that unfolds in the 17th century spaces of the Hall of Diana, the elegant Great Gallery, and the solemn Church of St. Hubert.

The 18th-century architectural masterpieces by Filippo Juvarra and their sumptuous stucco decorations form the background for Peopling the Palaces at Venaria Reale, a series of multimedia installations on court life by British film director Peter Greenaway.

You’ll have breathtaking views of the gardens, particularly the Terrace of the Queen near the Upper Park. The permanent exhibition ends with a section called Lights and Shadows: Restoration in Progress.

The display provides an overview of the Palace’s history over the last 2 centuries. This includes the military phase and the subsequent decay, the ensuing cultural debate on the recovery and the use of the complex, the restoration projects and the rebirth during the late 1990s with the ambitious La Venaria Reale Project. This was the largest project ever undertaken in Europe for the recovery of cultural heritage, leading to the grand opening in 2007.

You'll find additional information in the Carriage Court, where descriptions of the restoration techniques, the history and theory of restoration, and the experimental materials developed and used for this project are available.
What's Included
  • Museum admission
What's Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Guided tour
Cancellation Policy
This activity is non-refundable
Meeting Point

Reggia di Venaria, Piazza della Repubblica 4, Venaria Reale (TO) (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
Please note that the time you select on the order form is your preferred time. The museum will automatically confirm the closest available time, which can be any time during opening hours on the selected date if your preferred time is no longer available.

Address: Reggia di Venaria, Piazza della Repubblica 4, Venaria Reale (TO)

Opening hours:
Tuesday-Friday – 09:00-17:00 (last admission 1 hour before closing)
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays – 09:00-18:30 (last admission 1 hour before closing)
Closed on Mondays (except public holidays, excluding Christmas, same opening times as Sunday) and 25 and 26 December

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