Brief history[change | change source]
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.
References[change | change source]
- Travel Piedmont & Aosta Valley
- reale: the residence of "Savoia" Family in Turin[permanent dead link]
- PALAZZO REALE @ "Torinocultura"
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Royal Palace of Turin at Wikimedia Commons