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Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale)

Piazzetta Reale 1 | Piazza Castello, 10122 Turin, Italy (Centro)
+39 011 4361455
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Ranked #22 of 134 attractions in Turin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Palazzo Reale is worth the visit. It is beautiful inside, lot's of history. Nice way to spend a few hours.

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Melbourne, Victoria
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Visited this special place yesterday and was most impressed with the royal apartments. Enormous rooms with extraordinarily high and ornate ceilings. Fabulous period furnishings and tapestries. Also the armoury was most impressive.

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Timisoara, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Royal Palace from Turin is the right place to be/visit if your are in love with vintage stuff and old ways of living your life. The palace is huge but visitors are allowed to see only one small part of it. You can see small parts of the furniture that was used in those times and also the ballroom... More

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Turin, Italy
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I wish I had done a guided tour, because it's so beautiful and rich in history! There's the Throne Room, extravagant breakfast and dining and ballrooms, and a whole hallway for armory and weapons (where they've preserved many important battle horses...interesting). Explanations in English, Italian, German, French, and another I can't remember; and it's free on Sunday.

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Phoenix, AZ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I enjoyed this more than Versailles because it feels more intimate. The rooms are grand with ridiculously high ceilings (which I loved), along with amazing frescoes, tapestries, and furnishings. It isn't as well preserved/ presented as Versailles, so most visitors may not agree with me, but I was very pleasantly surprised by this visit. After your visit, take a coffee... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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168 reviews 168 reviews
88 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This was the top thing I wanted to see in Turin and I wasn't disappointed in anyway. Free entry with the Torino / Piedmont card. The architecture and sumptuousness of the interior was just jaw dropping. There were display panels in English to tell you what you were looking at. Apparently photography inside is forbidden but you'd never have guessed... More

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Rivoli, Italy
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85 reviews 85 reviews
11 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Before or after your visit to the beautiful Royal Palace, please do go into the café which you will find tucked into the top left-hand corner of the courtyard as you walk through the main entrance. It really is a wonderful surprise when you enter and see the lovely surroundings. It feels like having tea in a museum as you... More

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108 reviews 108 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The entrance fee covers a visit to the armoury, the archaelogical museum and another gallery. However the entrance to the royal Palace, once you've bought the tickets doesn't seem so clear. It is round the left hand corner in the courtyard. There are many other doors marked, but no others can be entered (you go up some stairs in a... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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430 reviews 430 reviews
255 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Having visited the Cinema Museum yesterday with high visitor numbers, we were surprised at the relatively low attendance at the Royal Palace. There is much to enjoy here and it would be good to see more visitor interest. It is clear that much time and effort is being spent at present to show the rooms in their full glory and... More

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Austin, TX
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The interior is simply gorgeous - every room seems to outdo the last one. Not too crowded and a great break from the heavily religious art of so many sights in Italy. The armour collection is amazing. I have never seen anything like it.

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