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La Venaria Reale, Venaria Reale

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Explore La Venaria Reale, a 17th-century palace built for Charles Emmanuel II as a base for his hunting expeditions. History had taken its toll here; the structure only opened to the public in 2007 after one of the European Union's largest cultural restoration projects. Wander through the palace's permanent exhibit, Theater of History and Magnificence, which takes you through some of the most impressive rooms. Begin in the 17th-century Hall of Diana, continue through to the Great Gallery, and then move on to the Church of St. Hubert. The accompanying soundtrack by Brian Eno and the multimedia installations on court life make this an informative and atmospheric walk. Stretch your legs in the palace's 50 hectares (123.5 acres) of gardens. You'll find cafes, restaurants and a bookshop on site. Take a look at our Venaria Reale itinerary builder to schedule your visit to La Venaria Reale and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • All magnificent. Visited in two stages. An entire afternoon for gardens and an evening to visit the main floor the stables and see the shows (in summer) the ticket cost is very affordable. Recommend to visit the Palace in several times to enjoy all its wonder.
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  • I'll be part of Caserta, but for me the Palace of Vanvitelli is well above the reggia di Venaria. I expected something more from the gardens that are really leafless and "reduce" to large expanses of lawn. The Interior a little more interesting thanks to the projections of theatre scenes that recall the life of the Court of the House of Savoy and picturesque representations of the Princes of the time. For me the most pleasing was the stable.
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  • We took advantage of the opportunity to visit the Palace in an evening of July and it was a magical night, walking around the grounds, watch the shows and then visit a part of the Palace and everything to ten euros. Bring the kids, enjoy themselves and understand that Italy is also beauty, history and culture.
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  • Overrated in my opinion. First of all, 40 minute line under the summer sun to buy EUR 25 ticket is exhausting and one would question what they are doing with all those funds that are not used to improve efficiency of ticketing. The lady at the ticketing booth also was unable/unwilling to provide recommendations on areas to visit. The gardens are huge and beautiful, but after such a long wait to get in, most of the energy is exhausted... Stables are not really worth additional fees. The biggest issue is that the entire place has a history of being abandoned and destroyed, and although the exterior architecture is beautifully restored, there are no original interior artifacts.
  • I didn't appreciate my visit to this place.The Reggia was totally abandoned and what you see today is a palace with nothing significant to be seen inside, except occasionally exhibitions. To enhance it, it has been enriched with screens in which videos,there are famous actors that play as they are antique residents of the palace . I did not have the opportunity to take the train to see the gardens becouse two hours before the end of the service it was already full of people and it was impossible to book. So I visited the gardens walking and I find anything exceptional. I am very disappointed.
  • Just incredible!!! The gardens are really enormous and the palace is gorgeous. The perfect place where to spend a touristic day, between nature and culture...
  • It costs 25 euros to get in for a palace that is no way near as impressive as Versailles. Not bad and quite informative, just expensive fkr what it is.
  • It's not a bad castle to visit. But honestly 25 euros per person for many things that are actually missing like the two fountains is a rip off...

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