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Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 1562
Date of Inscription: 1997
Location: Europe, Italy, Piedmont Region, Province of Torino
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Description: In 1562 Emmanuel-Philibert, Duke of Savoy, transferred his capital to Turin, and embarked on an immense series of building projects, which were carried on by his successors; his goals were to exhibit the power of the ruling house. Having been designed and decorated by the leading architects and artists of the time, this exceptional complex of buildings radiated out from the Royal Palace in the 'Command Area' of Turin into the neighbouring countryside to embrace various country residences and hunting lodges. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  The Residences of the Royal House of Savoy is a group of structures in Turin and its province, in Piedmont (northern Italy). Added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 1997, it includes the following patrimonies: In Turin: Palazzo Reale, Palazzo Madama, Palazzo Carignano, Palazzo Chiablese, Palazzo della Prefettura with Royal Armory and Royal Library, Court Archives, Former Military Academy, Mint, Riding School with stables, Teatro Regio, Castello del Valentino, Villa della Regina, In Piedmont, near Turin, Façade of the Castle of Racconigi.Castle of Rivoli, Castle of Moncalieri, Castello di Venaria, Castello della Mandria, Palazzina di caccia di Stupinigi, Castello di Agliè, Castle of Racconigi, Estate Pollenzo, Castello di Govone. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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