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Le Tombe Reali

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This tour is the perfect choice if you like baroque and landscape art, history, royal mansions, medieval castles and want to enjoy the riverside, squirrels and ducks in the most ancient public park of Turin.<br><br>The Valentino park is a must to see in Turin and you will appreciate it even more with someone who has been living in the city for 44 years that will show you with knowledge and humor (why not?) also more hidden spots, in addition to the main features.<br><br>It's also nice to walk alone, but with an insider's explanation, without missing even a corner and in good company, it will be quite another thing!<br><br>The park hosts the Rock Garden (crossed by paved paths, little streams, water features, terraces, contemporary sculptures), a French style baroque castle owned by the royal family, a charming Medieval Village with its artisan shops and drawbridge, the impressive Fountain of the 12 Months and much more.<br><br>Plus, each season has its own charm and you won't be disappointed even in the cold months!<br><br>I'll be also at your complete disposal for any questions about Turin/Italy: what to visit, where to eat, transport, culture, language, etc. to make your experience as useful as possible. Consider me like your LOCAL FRIEND, not a guide! <br><br>*** IMPORTANT: The visit can start between 11am and 5pm, depending on the weather, season...<br><br>THE SCHEDULE YOU SEE ONLINE IS MERELY INDICATIVE, CONTACT ME BEFORE BOOKING. <br><br>✓✓✓ Please WRITE to me BEFORE booking (to +39 33 94 60 48 85 or here in the Questions &amp; Answers) also since, depending on your availability and language, another day/hour would fit you better and I could ask you to change the day (the tour can be in 4 languages).
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Paul R wrote a review Sep 2017
Caithness and Sutherland, United Kingdom115 contributions63 helpful votes
When we booked our tickets for the tour it was explained to us that it was a guided tour of 45 mins and only in Italian (as I speak Italian but my partner does not). You should not let this put you off however as this is the only way to visit the royal tombs and they really are well worth seeing. A very beautiful and serene place for those who speak no Italian and for those who do, a place made even better by the extremely knowledgeable guides.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Brun066 wrote a review Dec 2016
Florence, Italy9,907 contributions1,022 helpful votes
This crypt properly communicates the unique features of the House of Savoy; and together the story of modern Italian unification. As it is known, that unification took place (1861) by a dynasty (the Savoy kings) who at the previous times of the Italy's heyday (the late Middle Ages, the Renaissance) was almost alien to Italy itself. It was indeed a dynasty that had her "nest" in a rough and poor region behind the Alpine ridge, the Savoy, which has always been francophone. But the growing power of the Kingdom of France drove the dynasty to find its living space away from the region of origin, towards Italy. So in this crypt the bodies of the Savoy dynasty members are present (in more or less monumental graves), but only since the King Vittorio Amedeo II (died 1732); the former household members, since the twelfth century onwards (but even King Carlo Felice, d. 1831) remain buried at Hautecombe Abbey, in Savoy. Other exceptions are those of the kings of Italy proper, after 1861. Vittorio Emanuele II (d. 1878) and Umberto I (d. 1900), were buried in the Pantheon in Rome. Vittorio Emanuele III (d. 1947) was buried in Alexandria, Egypt, and Umberto II (king for a few months, in 1946), was buried at Hautecombe again. The events of the Savoy family - as it appears from their graves - are therefore extremely complicated. But this doesn't diminish, in fact adds charm to the visit of the underground Superga. The visit comes with compulsory guide's aid, and the illustration of our guide was knowledgeable and evocative. In fact it alluded to the events that now I remembered, and to many others, that properly gave the meaning of the Savoy dynasty into European history.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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permia wrote a review May 2016
Ireland36,974 contributions1,766 helpful votes
Situated underneath the Basilica, the approach is along a fine marble staircase and an ample hallway. Even though the tour was in Italian, we were still delighted with the visit, understanding sufficient, and of course appreciating the outstanding memorials. It's the Savoy Kings that are entombed here, with the Italian Royals placed in the Roman Pantheon. The crypt is shaped as a Latin cross. The most impressive sarcophagus is kept at the centre, that of King Carlo Alberto. The Royal line and its branches dating back a few centuries are laid to rest in a multitude of highly decorative and ornamental creations. Numerous statues and sculptures beautify the tombs.
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Date of experience: March 2016
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