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  • Address: Turin, Italy
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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Palazzo Reale

The Palazzo di Reale, or Royal Palace of Turin, was originally the Bishops Palace in old Turin, when the city became the capital of Savoy. It was taken over by Duke Emmanuel Philbert and became his residence until his death in 1580, at which point his son, Charles Emmanuel I moved in.

Though already large and opulent, the Palace grew in magnificence following the marriage of Charles Emmanuel's son, Victor Amadeus, to French Princess Christine Marie. She is responsible for modernizing the palace to 17th century standards, employing renowned architect Filippo Juvarra. The most famous of his additions is Scala delle Forbici, a magnificient staircase. Christine Marie eventually moved into a different palace, la Palazza Madama, also rebuilt by Juvarra.

Today, the palace is a premier example of classic European aristocracy. It houses a museum dedicated to the House of Savoy, and its armory is a point of interest, as it contains a wide variety of historical arms and armor. The palace itself is richly decorated in tapestries, and many priceless works of art, including Chinese and Japanese vases adorn its many apartments.

Its biggest draw, however, is the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, added between 1668 and 1694. It is the junction between the palace and the Duomo di Turin, also know as the Cathedral of John the Baptist.

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Despite its luxury, size and lavish apportions, Royal Palace was eventually dwarfed in importance by the Palazzina di caccia di Stupinigi in the early 18th century. However, in modern times, it is a major attraction in Turin due to its proximity and relationship to the Duomo di Turin.

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Turin's Royal Palace Guided Tour, Turin, null
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Turin's Royal Palace Guided Tour

Visit the elegant apartments hidden behind the simple facade of the Royal Palace, listed by UNESCO, accompanied by a guide. A trip back in time in the life of ...  Read more

Location: Turin, Italy
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.62
Milan Super Saver: Turin and Milan One-Day Highlights Tour, Milan, Cultural Tours
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Milan Super Saver: Turin and Milan One-Day Highlights Tour

Visit two of northern Italy’s top cities in a single day with this Milan Super Saver, which combines two tours at one price. From Milan, travel to Turin by ...  Read more

Location: Milan, Italy
Duration: 13 hours 15 minutes (approx.)

From USD $167.46
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Turin Day Trip from Milan by High-Speed Train, Milan, Day Trips
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Turin Day Trip from Milan by High-Speed Train

Step inside Turin’s charming atmosphere on this specially crafted day tour, the only one that takes you by high-speed train from Milan. As the cultural ...  Read more

Location: Turin, Italy
Duration: 8 hours 15 minutes (approx.)

From USD $113.44
Walking Tour of Turin Including Palazzo Carignano Guided Visit, Turin, Day Trips
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Walking Tour of Turin Including Palazzo Carignano Guided Visit

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Uncover the best of Turin on a 2.5-hour small-group walking tour that includes skip-the-line access to Palazzo Madama. Delve into Turin’s rich history by ...  Read more

Location: Turin, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $37.81
Turin: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour, Turin, Walking Tours
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Turin: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

Take part in this tour and be astonished by the unexpected beauty of Turin. Walking among its historical palaces, you'll see the streets, buildings, and ...  Read more

Location: Turin, Italy
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $221.48

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