Essentially Baroque

Figurative arts, architecture, Sacred Mountains, music, gardens and the art of cooking are the components of a fascinating journey to discover the testimonies of elegance and beauty that changed the urban fabric of Piedmont between the 17th and 18th centuries. Palaces, parks and monuments of sacred art that today form a harmonious synthesis with contemporary expressions of design and landing art. 


Baroque in architecture

Sobriety, balance and curvilinear design are the stylistic features that characterise Baroque residences, churches and palaces in Piedmont. Find out more about Baroque architecture.


Baroque in figurative art

Frescoes, stuccoes and tapestries provide an elegant backdrop to the altars, ceilings, staircases and fireplaces that adorn Baroque buildings, enhancing the splendour and lavishness of the surroundings.  Find out about artists and figurative art here


Baroque music

Composers and musicians who inspired Baroque Europe, with musical creations performed in architectural masterpieces of comparable beauty, such as the Teatro Regio theatre in Turin. Find out about them here


Baroque gardens

Baroque gardens are magical oases that envelop mansions and hunting lodges, fountains and stairways in a green embrace, with scenic effects that amaze visitors with their grandeur and harmony. Find out about them here


Baroque and food and wine

The art of cooking in the 17th century was a triumph of elaborate recipes with a profusion of ingredients: from spices to pasta, from sweets to novelties from the New World, such as coffee, tea and cocoa. A symbol of power and abundance that brought the aesthetics of food to aristocratic tables and courts.  Find out about them here.


In 2020 the Baroque heritage of Piedmont was revealed to the public in all its grandeur with the exhibition Defying the Baroque - Rome Turin Paris 1680 – 1750, set up at the Reggia di Venaria. Over 200 masterpieces were on display from the most prestigious museums and collections around the world.


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