Thursday 2, July - La Venaria Reale
La Venaria Reale is an architectural and landscape masterpiece, designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Designed and built between 1658 and 1679 on the plans of architect Amedeo di Castellamonte, the Reggia di Venaria (Venaria Royal Palace) is one of the principle Savoy residences in Piedmont.
The Venaria complex was commissioned by Duke Carlo Emanuele II as a base for hunting in the surrounding area. The Palace later underwent numerous modifications that led it to its present appearance.
The Galleria Grande, venue of the gala dinner, the Chapel of Sant’Uberto and the Citroniera are true jewels, designed in the first half of the eighteenth century by the brilliance of Filippo Juvarra. In 2007, the Palace was reopened for public use, after eight years of restoration.