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Reggia di Venaria

Piazza della Repubblica 4, 10078 Venaria Reale, Italy
011 499 23 33
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Castles, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: The Reggia di Venaria is one of the largest royal residences in Piedmont. The palace was designed and built in a few years (1658 - 1679) by the... more »
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Weymouth
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We visited this palace whilst staying in Turin for a week - there is a hourly shuttle bus there from outside Porta Susa station. It is a very different experience from many other 'palace' visits in Europe as most rooms are empty of furniture. However, there are art installations and exhibitions in places including a very interesting one on the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The main attraction here is the Great Hall - maybe its called something else - however it is magnificent and worth a visit to see this space on its own. The gardens are beautiful and we had a good lunch on the road that leads to the entrance

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London
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383 reviews 383 reviews
134 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went on a half day tour of the Venaria Reale with a local tour company called 5 Elementi who we found through the City Discovery website. There doesn't seem to be a Tripadvisor page for the company so this review comments on them and the Venaria Reale itself. We didn't really know what to expect of the tour although... More

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Popiglio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went here a few days ago to see a concert by Vinicio Capossela [see picture]. I had no idea the concert was in such a great spot. Great gardens and impressive buildings. Also saw the fountain show [set to music]. Must get back here and do a proper tour the next time I am in Torino....

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Lexington, Kentucky
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13 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

As with so many things, the more you know about it before you go the more you will enjoy it. The audio guide is pretty much it for help understanding what you are seeing- there are no tours in English, and the signs are helpful but sparse. Even so, if there was an easy way for visitors without cars to... More

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The Netherlands
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32 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Unfortunately we weren't able to see all. The friendly man at the door let us watch the fountain show and let us take a few pictures on the outside before we had to leave but from what i've seen totally worth the €16. Will definitely come back and see all of it next time!

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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Our last day in Italy was visiting this spectacular complex of buildings and gardens. What a highlight to finish off 3 weeks of sightseeing. I loved the rooms, the chapel, the history of the House of Savoy, the Royal carriage museum, the fountain and music performance at noon, the sculptures in the courtyard in front of the fountain, the formal... More

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Milan, Italy
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71 reviews 71 reviews
3 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a fantastic story of a 17th century Palace that was completely in ruins, brought back to life in the late 90's. While the location is a bit out of he way, and while the entire Palace could not be restored (it is huge), it is still a marvelous place to visit. Also the gardens are again coming back... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Thankfully we visited as part of a package, the trip here was included. If I had specifically paid for entry, as have others, I suspect my review would be far more severe. It is impressive that just 20 years ago this place was in ruins and today it is much restored. The work on the house is amazing but there... More

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Rivoli, Italy
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42 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Reggia di Venaria was and still “is” a very impressive palace. At first visitors might be surprised because most of its rooms are almost empty, without the gilded furniture, decorations, tapestries you are supposed to admire in a royal palace. The reason is quite simply: after two centuries of military use and neglect, the Palace was left in ruins, no... More

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