The Royal Residences of Piemonte: welcome to court!
A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997, the elegant complex of the Royal Residences of Piemonte invites you to a fascinating journey into the Baroque architecture, the art and the historical gardens of our region. Work of the leading architects and artists between the XVII and the XVIII century, this system known as “Crown of Delights” radiates out from Torino to the Langhe and Canavese areas.
The capital Torino
Let Torino surprise you with Palazzo Reale and the Royal Museums, which preserves Leonardo da Vinci’s Self-portrait and a unique group of drawings, along with the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, a Baroque masterpiece, Palazzo Madama, Palazzo Carignano and Villa della Regina, on the hills overlooking the city, which hosts one of the oldest urban vineyard in Europe, still producing a Freisa DOC wine. 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 region
In the Canavese area, we find the Castle of Agliè and near Cuneo enjoy the whereas the Castle of Racconigi and its landscape park is a place of great charm in the province of Cuneo. In the Langhe area, surrounded by hills and villages, do not miss the Castle of Govone and the Pollenzo Royal Estate, today home to the University of Gastronomic Sciences and the Wine Bank.