The old royal house (reggia di Venaria Reale) – Turin
For several decades, Italy has starred in the list of the most favorite tourist destinations for tourists from Israel, including families with children, loving couples, and backpackers traveling in their backpacks. As such, dozens of flights leave for the land of the boot every week, the vast majority of which land at Rome’s international airport, but since it is such a popular destination, many Israelis have already exhausted the capital city and are looking for new destinations to conquer during their visit to Italy.
One of the most recommended cities for a trip in any vehicle and throughout the year is the beautiful Turin – a city of culture and industry that combines the new with the old and helps to tell the historical story of Italy in a fascinating way. With many sites and attractions for the whole family, Turin is a great choice for an urban vacation.
Among the most interesting places, you will find the old royal house which is a fascinating historical site that will allow you to go back in time and visit what was planned to be the “Palace of Versailles” of Italy. As such, the old royal house is an important cultural center that crowds of tourists and locals visit every year and where valuable works of art are displayed as part of a unique art exhibition.
In addition to the fascinating exhibition, you can enjoy the palace itself, an impressive baroque palace that is a real treat for anyone who considers themselves an architecture lover, and next to it is a well-kept garden, beautiful and incredibly well-kept gardens (the historical park of Venaria), other buildings (including the servants’ quarters), fountains, a theater and more.
Historically, the building was used as one of the official residences of the Savoy family and therefore it was designed with great precision, with impressive decorations and other luxurious signs that emphasize the status of its residents. It was designed at the request of Duke Carlo Emanuele II, by Amadeo di Castelmonte, and its location was carefully chosen to allow the Duke, his household, and their guests, to go on hunting trips in the nearby hills.
Due to its local and historical importance, towards the end of the 20th century, they began an extensive program aimed at preserving the magnificent structure. As part of this plan, fundamental renovation works were carried out on the spot that lasted 8 years and a lot of money was invested in them. At the end of the restoration work, the palace was opened to visitors and quickly turned Mehra into one of the most famous and popular tourist centers in Turin.