Residences of the Royal House of Savoy: welcome to court! A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, the elegant complex of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy, invites you to a fascinating journey into the Baroque architecture and lush beauty of the gardens. Designed and embellished by the leading architects and artists between the XVIII and the XIX centuries, this system known as “the Crown of Delights” radiates out from Torino to the Langhe and Canavese areas. Let Torino surprise you with the Palazzo Reale and the Royal Museums, which preserves Leonardo da Vinci’s Self-portrait and a unique group of drawings, along with Palazzo Madama, Palazzo Carignano and Villa della Regina, on the hills overlooking the city. The residence hosts the Queens’ Vineyard, one of world’s oldest urban vineyards, still producing a remarkable Freisa DOC. At a short distance, enjoy the stunning Royal Palace of Venaria with its magnificent gardens and the Castle of "La Mandria" with 3,000 hectares of fenced and protected parkland. Let’s move on to the Castle of Rivoli, the first museum devoted to contemporary art in Italy, then visit the Stupinigi Hunting Lodge and the Castle of Moncalieri. In the Canavese area around Ivrea, you can reach the Castle of Agliè, whereas the Castle of Racconigi and its landscape park is a place of great charm in the province of Cuneo. Among hills and villages, immersed in the Langhe greenery, do not miss the Castle of Govone and the Pollenzo Royal Estate, today home to the University of Gastronomic Sciences and the Wine Bank.