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Old January 14th, 2012, 11:55 PM   #41
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Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Gian Giacomo Plantery (1730), Torino























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Palazzo Asinari di San Marzano, now Palazzo Carpano, Torino (Michelangelo Garove, y. 1684)






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Old January 21st, 2012, 09:04 PM   #46
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Royal Palace - Turin

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Old January 22nd, 2012, 12:48 PM   #47
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Royal Palace (Carlo Morello) - Turin

Royal Palace of Turin or Palazzo Reale, is a palace in Turin, northern Italy. It was the royal palace of the House of Savoy. It was modernised greatly by the French born Madama Reale Christine Marie of France (1606-1663) in the seventeenth century. The palace was worked on by Filippo Juvarra. It includes the Palazzo Chiablese.

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In the reign of Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy (1528-1580), the site was once part of an old Bishops palace in the center of the new capital of Savoy, Turin. From this palace, the Duke was able to monitor the two entrances of the city - the Palatine and Pretoria gates. The old palace in Turin was thus abandoned and had previously been the residence of the French Viceroys of Savoy who were appointed by Francis I of France having captured Savoy 1536. Opposite the bishops palace was the Palazzo Vecchio or the Palazzo di San Giovanni. These would later be swallowed up by the grander Ducal Palace.

The old Bishops Palace thus became the seat of power and was greatly expanded by Emmanuel Philibert in order to house his ever expanding collections of art, animals, marbles and furniture. Emmanuel Philibert died in Turin in August 1580 and the Savoyard throne was handed on to his son who was known as Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy (1562-1630). In celebration of the joint marriages of his daughters Princess Margaret and Princess Isabella in 1608, Charles Emmanuel I commissioned the construction of a ring of porches which was topped off by an open gallery. His son the future Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (1587-1637) made a very prestigious marriage with the French Princess Christine Marie of France; their marriage occurred in Paris at the Louvre in 1619.

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Victor Amadeus I succeeded to the Duchy of Savoy in 1630. He had spent his youth in Madrid at the court of his grand father Philip II of Spain. It was his wife who set the mood for her husband reign; she had the court moved from the ducal palace in Turin to the Castello del Valentino which in that time was on the outskirts of the small capital.
Many of Victor Amadeus I and Christine Marie were born at Valentino including Francis Hyacinth, Duke of Savoy and his successor Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy. Christine Marie was regent of Savoy after the death of her husband in 1637; she was the regent of her two sons who succeeded as Duke of Savoy.

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During reign of Victor Amadeus II the Daniel gallery was created, named after Daniel Seiter who painted the lavish murals. Victor Amadeus II also had a collection of summer apartments built in order to look onto the court and a winter apartment overlooking the gardens. His wife was the niece of Louis XIV, born Anne Marie d'Orléans. The mother and aunt of Louis XV were born in the palace in 1685 and 1688 respectively.
The Chapel of the Holy Shroud, the current resting place of the Shroud of Turin, was added to the structure in 1668-1694.
The Dukes of Savoy became the Kings of Sicily in 1713, but that was swapped with the Kingdom of Sardinia which they ruled from 1720 after the Treaty of The Hague. Anne Marie d'Orléans died at the Palace in 1728.
Victor Amadeus III married Maria Antonietta of Spain but they preferred to use the Palazzina di caccia di Stupinigi in the country. The Neoclassical style was introduced to the palace in the Charles Emmanuel III.

The palace was overshadowed by the Stupinigi building later on; when the Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia married Maria Adelaide of Austria, the palace once again saw some life with the redecoration of some rooms. In 1946, the palace was claimed by the Italian Republic and turned into a "Museum of the life and works of the House of Savoy".
Its rooms are decorated with rich tapestries and a collection of Chinese and Japanese vases. The Royal Armory houses an extensive array of arms, including examples from the 16th and 17th centuries.

The Scala delle Forbici is a staircase by Filippo Juvarra.

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The Chapel of the Holy Shroud, with its spiral dome, was built in the west wing of the palace, joining the apse of the cathedral of St. John the Baptist, to house the famous Shroud of Turin which belonged to the family from 1453 until 1946.

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I've made up my mind; for my next visit I planned Amsterdam and Florence, but Florence will be Turin.....
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 04:04 AM   #49
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 12:52 PM   #50
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It's a good choice florence too. If you can visit both. Florence is a Rinascimental city, Turin is Baroque. If you must choice only one choose what you want to see.
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 01:00 PM   #51
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I agree with Traiano, very different cities.

Florence is a very fashionable city and what you can find there is unique in the world.

Turin offer is wider, the Baroque is a styl that you can find in many european (and south american) cities, it is interesting to compare the different buildings, castle, monuments.

You can also visit many museums about modernity, f.e. autos and cinema national museums. See the link about museums in my signature (and also the other links if you want )
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 06:13 PM   #52
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The Baroque is a period of artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear, easily interpreted detail to produce drama, tension, exuberance, and grandeur in sculpture, painting, literature, dance, and music. The style started around 1600 in Rome, Italy and spread to most of Europe.

The popularity and success of the Baroque style was encouraged by the Roman Catholic Church, which had decided at the time of the Council of Trent, in response to the Protestant Reformation, that the arts should communicate religious themes in direct and emotional involvement. The aristocracy also saw the dramatic style of Baroque architecture and art as a means of impressing visitors and expressing triumphant power and control. Baroque palaces are built around an entrance of courts, grand staircases and reception rooms of sequentially increasing opulence.

In Baroque architecture, new emphasis was placed on bold massing, colonnades, domes, light-and-shade (chiaroscuro), 'painterly' color effects, and the bold play of volume and void. In interiors, Baroque movement around and through a void informed monumental staircases that had no parallel in previous architecture. The other Baroque innovation in worldly interiors was the state apartment, a processional sequence of increasingly rich interiors that culminated in a presence chamber or throne room or a state bedroom. The sequence of monumental stairs followed by a state apartment was copied in smaller scale everywhere in aristocratic dwellings of any pretensions.

Dissemination of Baroque architecture to the south of Italy resulted in regional variations such as Sicilian Baroque architecture or that of Naples and Lecce. To the north, the Theatine architect Camillo-Guarino Guarini, Bernardo Vittone and Sicilian born Filippo Juvarra contributed Baroque buildings to the city of Turin and the Piedmont region.

In the north of Italy, the monarchs from the House of Savoy were particularly receptive to the new style. They employed a brilliant triad of architects—Guarino Guarini, Filippo Juvarra, and Bernardo Vittone—to illustrate the grandiose political ambitions and the newly acquired royal status of their dynasty.
Guarini was a peripatetic monk who combined many traditions (including that of Gothic architecture) to create irregular structures remarkable for their oval columns and unconventional façades. Building upon the findings of contemporary geometry and stereometry, Guarini elaborated the concept of architectura obliqua, which approximated Borromini's style in both theoretical and structural audacity. Guarini's Palazzo Carignano (1679) may have been the most flamboyant application of the Baroque style to the design of a private house in the 17th century.
Fluid forms, weightless details, and the airy prospects of Juvarra's architecture anticipated the art of Rococo. Although his practice ranged well beyond Turin, Juvarra's most arresting designs were created for Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia. The visual impact of his Basilica di Superga (1717) derives from its soaring roof-line and masterful placement on a hill above Turin. The rustic ambiance encouraged a freer articulation of architectural form at the royal hunting lodge of the Palazzina di Stupinigi (1729). Juvarra finished his short but eventful career in Madrid, where he worked on the royal palaces at La Granja and Aranjuez.
Among the many who were profoundly influenced by the brilliance and diversity of Juvarra and Guarini, none was more important than Bernardo Vittone. This Piedmontese architect is remembered for an outcrop of flamboyant Rococo churches, quatrefoil in plan and delicate in detailing. His sophisticated designs often feature multiple vaults, structures within structures and domes within domes.

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Villa Tesoriera (arch. Jacopo Maggi, 1715), Torino



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Merchants' and Bankers' Chapel (alongside Holy Martyrs' Church, via Garibaldi), 1692., Turin

Frescoed Vault by Legnanino (1715)
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Santi Martiri, Turin

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Palazzo Birago di Borgaro, Torino (Filippo Juvarra and Ignazio Renato, from 1715)























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