Royal Palace of Turin facts for kids
|Royal Palace of Turin|
|Palazzo Reale di Torino|
The façade (1646–60). The top of the dome of the Chapel of the Holy Shroud is visible on the left.
|Architectural style||Baroque, Neoclassical|
|Address||Piazzetta Reale 1|
|Town or city||Turin|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Ascanio Vittozzi, Carlo and Amedeo di Castellamonte, Filippo Juvarra, Benedetto Alfieri, Pelagio Palagi.|
|Musei Reali Torino|
|UNESCO World Heritage site|
|Criteria||Cultural: i, ii, iv, v|
|Inscription||1997 (21st Session)|
The palace was the centre of the Savoyard royal court. It was the home of the royal family. It was greatly remodelled by Christine of France during the seventeenth century. The building was worked on by the famous architect Filippo Juvarra. The complex also includes the Palazzo Chiablese the home of the former Duke of Chablais. The Palace was also redecorated by Marie Jeanne of Savoy.
Before becoming a royal residence, it was the centre of the Viceroys of Savoy that were appointed by Francis I of France after the French captured Savoy in 1536. The building later included the Bishops Palace called the Palazzo San Giovanni.
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