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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.
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  • It’s a great place to visit but I guess it’s much nicer when it’s light and sunny. We visited villa on a very cloudy & gloomy day which took a part of its charm. However, we truly enjoyed visiting the...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • This is a lovely Villa, tucked away just behind the city and easily reached by bus. Apart from a visit of the villa and the gardens, in the summer months there are free classical music concerts perfor...  more »
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  • Amazing collection of art and antiques inside, nice gardens and absolutely stunning view of Turin city from there.
  • Don't miss out here if you're a art enthusiast. Many of pictures are collected inside the villa. The exhibits look gorgeous. And you can see the Torino Mole Antonelliana very clearly from the viewpoint which behind the villa.
  • Absolutely stunnig place with amazing view on Turin. Entrance ticket is cheap
  • Amazing! Awesome! A must see in Turin. Not only the place is awesome but also the view of the city is great
  • A nice villa on the hill with a great view on the river, on the city and on the Alps. The villa has nice gardens on different levels and fountains but everything need more cares. The interior is nice but unfortunatelly after the transfer of the Capital to Rome some of the furniture were transfered to Rome too, as the library, a very masterpiece built by Piffetti.

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Turin is an imposing old city with an impressive variety of equally imposing and very expensive hotels. Centrally located chain hotels offer luxurious rooms and a full selection of modern conveniences, including fitness centers and award-winning restaurants. Visitors traveling on a budget can explore a host of reasonably priced B&Bs, situated within easy walking distance of Turin's main tourist sites. Family-run hostels just off the historical center provide good food, free parking, and insider tips about the city's bars and restaurants you cannot find in any guidebook.
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