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Villa della Regina, Turin
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The Villa della Regina is a palace in the city of Turin, Italy. It was originally built by the House of Savoy in the 17th century.HistoryThe original structure was designed in early 1615 by the Italian soldier, architect and military engineer, Ascanio Vitozzi. He died in 1615 and the project was passed over to his collaborators, father and son Carlo and Amedeo di Castellamonte. The original building was built for the Prince-Cardinal Maurice of Savoy during the reign of his brother Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy. The property was built as a private villa with its own vineyard, hence its alternative name of Vigna di Madama. In 1637 Cardinal Maurice lost his brother and his sister in law Christine Marie of France became Regent of Savoy for her young son.Prince Maurice of Savoy and his brother Thomas Francis, Prince of Carignano opposed the Regency and fled to Spain. Following his return to Turin, Maurice died at the Villa in 1657 and willed it to his wife Louise Christine of Savoy who also died there in 1692. At the death of Louise Christine, it passed to Anne Marie d'Orléans, niece of Louis XIV of France wife Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy in 1684.Our Turin travel itinerary planner makes visiting Villa della Regina and other Turin attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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La Villa della Regina è un palazzo con parco annesso risalente al XVII secolo. Situata sulla collina torinese, è stata di recente riaperta e restaurata dopo tanti anni di chiusura. Il percorso di visi... read more »The Villa della Regina is a mansion with adjoining Park dating back to the 17th century. Situated on the Hill of Turin, was recently reopened and restored after many years of closure. The tour includes a part inside the mansion and a portion on the outside where there are beautiful gardens with scenes spectacular Baroque and fountains. All this charming show is enriched by the splendid panorama of Turin, which is seen in the background. Recommend visiting on a sunny and not too cold. For children you can sign in and visit with strollers. Check before well opening and closing times. The first Sunday of the month admission is free. The car park outside the villa is almost nonexistent, something that definitely could do with some improvement.show original
Belle demeure où reines, princesses, et duchesses de Savoie y ont séjourné jusqu'au 19ème siècle. Le bâtiment à été en partie restauré, d'où l'étonnement que l'on peut avoir à l'entrée. (Petite pièce ... read more »Beautiful remains where Queens, princesses and duchesses of Savoy stayed until the 19th century. The building was partly restored, where the amazement which can be placed at the entrance. (Small room redone with drinks machine, tables and chairs) But the tour begins on the second floor, the parts are beautiful. Certainly in some parts paintings are partly erased a bit but still very nice. (See photos) The garden as for him would miss maybe a little maintenance but really beautiful rest. It's too bad that some people broke the heads of the statues of the fountain. Beautiful lookouts lie in the gardens that make the pleasure of couples married for their pictures! There is also a nice view of Turin. Admission is free, and worth it. An urn is present to collect donations which are used to restore. Indeed we see that some statues have been repaired.show original
Visited one early May morning and my Mamma and I were the only ones there! I don't think it is yet on the main tourist map and is free to visit an d interesting and manageable in an hr or a little mor... read more »
Excellent example of baroque building in Turin ,the location in Turin hills makes this fantastic Villa a great treasure of the city, its gardens and the splendid apartments with its great decorations and stucco take the visitor in a elegant and magic atmosphere, despite many uses of this Villa first as a royal residence of the 17th century and then as Institute of the Army's Daughters in the 19th and successive renovations the charm remains. I truly advice a tour to this historical building of Turin.
Royal's hill residence, there is an emicircular wine field,prospectical gardens and beautiful panorama on Turin
Sergio rossiVisited yesterday, June 26, 2016. Lovely site in the first Turin hillside, surrounded by a park on different levels. What unfortunately immediately jumps the eye is the almost lack of care of green areas. Grass not sheared, boxwood hedges not regularised, walls chipped, a horrendous parapet consists of tubular rusted. Surely the same site in Britain or France would enjoy an entirely different care. A gem too much neglected. Urge those responsible to take charge of the care of green areas. Bad business card also statues that surround the fountain with decapitated heads. And I say this from Turin!show original
ANDREA ROMANELLIBeautiful and free ... pity that large areas are not accessible and that the gardens are sloppyshow original
Marco TorinoVisit beautiful and free Park and villa, the rooms are very spacious and furnished as in the past, immense garden but uncared for. Well worth a visit as it is one of the most beautiful villas in Turin.show original
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