If you love palaces, history, or ancient buildings, visiting the Savory Royal House in Turin is a must. This palace is the most important palace of the Savoy Royal House.
The House of Savoy, or the Queen’s House of the Savoy family, was one of the most influential aristocratic families in the Middle Ages, which owned land in several European countries and received the coveted title of Duchy. During the 19th century, the family worked for the unification of Italy. And in the second half of that century Vittorio Emanuele II, a descendant of the House of Savoy, became the king of Italy.
In terms of location, the Royal Palace is right in the heart of Turin near the city’s famous square, Piazza Castello. This is the most lively and touristic area in the region, where all the main streets of Turin drain and are popular tourist sites that attract a large crowd of visitors daily.
Visitors can be impressed by the spectacular facade of the palace building. Built in the Baroque style, making the palace less “royal” than other palaces in the district. However, inside, it is spectacularly beautiful with antique furniture, many works of art, and an excellent glimpse into the life of an Italian royal family.
This palace has been declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, and it is recommended to combine the visit with a tour of the royal gardens behind it.