"When Emmanuel-Philibert, Duke of Savoy, moved his capital to Turin in 1562, he began a vast series of building projects (continued by his successors) to demonstrate the power of the ruling house. This outstanding complex of buildings, designed and embellished by the leading architects and artists of the time, radiates out into the surrounding countryside from the Royal Palace in the 'Command Area' of Turin to include many country residences and hunting lodges." Source: UNESCO World Heritage
Residences of the Royal House of Savoy. The list includes in Turin - Palazzo Reale; Palazzo Madama; Palazzo Carignano; Castello del Valentino; Villa della Regina. And in Piedmont, near Turin - Palazzina di Stupinigi; Reggia di Venaria Reale; Castello della Mandria; Castello di Rivoli;
Castello di Agliè; Castello di Moncalieri; Castello di Racconigi; Pollenzo Estate; Castello di Govone; Reggia di Valcasotto.
Postcard 1 - Le Residenze Sabaude
Multiview showing 9 buildings of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy. Thanks to Irene of Italy.
Palazzo Madama at Piazza Castello in Turin, Italy. Thanks to Laura of Italy for sending this card from Turin - Torino.