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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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This place was absolutely magnificent - full of history, culture and breathtaking art. The gardens are a marvel - you'll honestly feel you've fallen through to Wonderland. A must see if you're visiting Turin (you can take the shuttle bus out or Tram 11).

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melbourne
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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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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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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21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We paid €16 each for the basic package (palace + gardens). + Audioguide (€2 each) - extremely recommended. It's very well done, and full of information! The palace was quite empty (not many fornitures) but still impressive. The gardens were quite disappointing - not really well kept. Overall the "Reggia di Venaria" has potential, but it's not well exploited. Still... More

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Oakland, California
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The Reggia di Venaria is well worth the detour (from Torino that is). We were invited to a reception in the palace and it was spectacular. The place is immense, with a fabulous great gallery, where we enjoyed wine and snacks, and many equally impressive, albeit smaller rooms. The chapel too is worth seeing.

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Delhi, Delhi, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Beautiful location with Alps in the background It takes us back in a history of 900 years+ through the entire genealogy of the european kingdoms, the influences from turkey,french and other kingdoms. How the small provinces were united into a big kingdom. The restoration and maintenance is spell bounding. Use of technology to help the travellers in understanding the history... More

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I particularly liked the display of royal carriages , an amazing display , well worth seeing . The Cappuci exhibition was a bit bazare, and not as interesting to me as the amazing art on display. The royal barge , now full restored is also something amazing to see .

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