After have been, for about ten years, the largest restoration site in Europe, since 2007 the “Reggia di Venaria” has been reopened to public. Loisir’s place and symbol of the Savoy’s absolutism, was built from 1659 by Amedeo di Castellamonte and dedicated to Diana, hunt goddess. Enlarged during the XVIII century, whit the Napoleonic occupation the palace has been despoiled of almost all its decorations and furniture, becoming then a barrack. It has been abandoned in the ‘40s. The amazing restoration work has returned to the “Reggia di Venaria” her ancient beauty, transforming t in one of the most important and visited sites in Italy!
By walking through the Citronniere you can enter the court and admire the Hall of Diana with its fresco decorations, its paintings and its XVII century stucco works . Then you will be flooded by the light entering the windows and arches of the Great Gallery and St. Hubert’s Church, both beautiful creations projected by architect Filippo Juvarra.
Venaria is considered an architectural and environmental unicum: integral part of it are considered the Gardens, revisited in a contemporary viewpoint by the insert of Giuseppe Penone artworks, and characterized by the Grande Peschiera and the Hercule’s Fountain remaining, and also by the Ancient Village with the Annunziata Square.
Absolutely not to lose are the temporary exhibitions, of International importance, periodically mounted in the Juvarrian Stables and inside the Hall of Arts.
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