Turin route a day: sights to see

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What to see in Turin, attractions and itinerary to visit the capital of Piedmont in a day comprising see landmarks and neighborhoods.

Attractions Turin

Turin, capital of the province of Turin and the Piedmont Region, the first capital of Italy from 1861 to 1865, is a city that has a rich historical, artistic and cultural. From Turin, in the clear winter days, is very suggestive the scenic view of the snowy peaks of the Alps, which surround the northwest part of the city ‘. In 2006 Turin hosted the Winter Olympics.

In the city and surrounding area are the beautiful Savoy residences, while encased in its historic center are located the major monuments and sights of citizens: the Royal Palace, Palazzo Madama, Palazzo Carignano (Museo del Risorgimento), the Palace and the Academy of Sciences (Office of the Egyptian Museum), the Cathedral and the adjacent Chapel of the Holy Shroud, the Church of San Domenico (the oldest in the city ‘), the Mole Antonelliana, (home of the National Cinema Museum), Palazzo Barolo (historic apartments).

Itinerary to visit Turin in a day

– Royal Palace, the palace of the Savoy until 1865, is located in the heart of the city ‘. The building dates back to 1660, although its origins are more ‘ancient, but the period prior to the five hundred you saved very little. On the occasion of the marriage of Savoy, were commissioned decorative work at the Palace, and over time you have worked as architects Filippo Juvarra, Benedetto Alfieri, Carlo Randoni, Giuseppe Battista Piacenza and Pelagio Palagi. Behind the palace are the royal gardens, French style, made at the end of the seventeenth century.

– Palazzo Madama, summarizes the various stages of construction throughout the history of the city ‘. The building incorporates the remains of an ancient Roman port, transformed in the Middle Ages in defensive castle. In the seventeenth century the castle was transformed into the home of Madama Reale Maria Cristina, widow of Vittorio Amedeo I and regent of Carlo Emanuele II, who commissioned ‘major renovation and modernization. The Palace was inhabited sixty years later by another woman, Marie Jeanne of Savoy-Nemours, regent of Victor Amadeus II of Savoy, to whom we owe the present appearance of the palace. Currently the building houses a museum with important works of art. Royal Palace and the Senate have been declared heritage of humanity ‘Unesco.

– Palazzo Carignano belonged to the branch of the Savoy, was built to a design of the monk-architect Guarino Guarini in the second half ‘of the seventeenth century in the typical Piedmontese Baroque. In the second half ‘of the nineteenth century the building was enlarged and was built the facade towards Piazza Carlo Alberto. The Palace, which was the seat of the Piedmont Parliament, is linked to the history of the Italian Risorgimento; March 14, 1861 was proclaimed the Kingdom of Italy and in a temporary pavilion in the courtyard, were held meetings of the first Italian Parliament, until the transfer of the capital to Florence. The building currently houses the National Museum of the Italian Risorgimento. Near the palace are the National University Library and the Teatro Carignano.

– Palace and the Academy of Sciences, is a baroque building of the second half ‘of the seventeenth century, designed by Guarino Guarini and realized, with several changes from the original design, by Michelangelo Garove. The building will house the College of Nobles, a college for young scions of nobility ‘of Piedmont, in 1787 it became the seat of the Royal Academy of Sciences. Currently the palace is home as well as the Academy of Sciences also the Egyptian Museum and the Savoy Gallery. The Museum of Antiquities ‘Egyptian retains great finds of civilization’ Egyptian, and is considered the most important in the world after Cairo.

– The Turin Cathedral, built at the end of 1400, is dedicated to St. John the Baptist, and is the only example in the city of Renaissance. A side of the chancel climb to the Chapel of the Holy Shroud, by Guarino Guarini, dating back to 1668-94. The chapel houses the precious relic of the Holy Shroud.

– The Church of San Domenico, Gothic style, was built by the Dominicans in the fourteenth or fifteenth century. Over the centuries various restructuring conferred to the Church a baroque, but the early 900 ‘a series of interventions brought the building to its original Gothic appearance. This preserves the Chapel of Grace Church the only cycle of fourteenth-century frescoes of the city ‘.

– The Mole Antonelliana, the symbol of Turin, is a ‘daring construction high m.167,50 named by the architect that the project’, Alessandro Antonelli. The construction start ‘in 1863, when the communities’ Jewish Turin, he commissioned the architect Antonelli to build a synagogue. For stretches of construction time and higher costs, during construction, the building was sold to the city ‘of Turin, who gave in return to the community’ Jewish another land for the construction of the synagogue. The work began and was completed at the end of 1800. On 23 May 1953, a violent storm precipitated the spire of masonry, which was later replaced with a metal structure covered with stone. Currently the Mole is home to the National Museum of Cinema.

– Barolo Palace is a building built in the late seventeenth century with the participation of the architect Gian Francesco Baroncelli. Toward the goal ‘of the next century was instructed to perform some of Benedetto Alfieri and decorations that were partly destroyed in 1906, due to the demolition due to enlargement of via the Court of Appeal. The Palace was owned ‘family Falletti of Barolo. After 1814, the Marquis Carlo Tancredi Falletti of Barolo and his wife Giulia Vittorina Colbert de Maulevrier resided in the palace, making it a much sought after meeting place for people socially and politically engaged era. Even the writer and patriot Silvio Pellico stay ‘for a long time in the palace. Today we can appreciate in the palace, architectural styles, the furniture, the paintings, and especially the work of the spouses Barolo, witnessed by the promotion of works and the establishment of institutions for the poor. You can also visit the historic cellars of the fine wine Barolo, which until 1919 was kept here.

– On the hill, very dear to Turin, is the Basilica of Superga, built by Vittorio Amedeo II in fulfillment of a vow made ​​during the siege of the French in 1706. The project was entrusted to Filippo Juvarra. The work of classical style, was completed in 1731.

Surroundings of Turin

Nearby Turin are the Palazzina di Stupinigi, a nickel, and the Venaria Reale, Venaria. Both assets declared heritage of humanity ‘Unesco La Palazzina di Stupinigi is located in the southwestern outskirts of the city’, and is a masterpiece of Filippo Juvarra. The building rococo ‘is surrounded by a large park. The building completed in 1731, was expanded in 1740 through the work of architects such as Prunotto, Bo and Alfieri. The Reggia di Venaria was built as a base for hunting trips in 1658-1679 on a project by architect Amedeo di Castellamonte behest of Carlo Emanuele II of Savoy. The work was resumed by the architect Michelangelo Garove and in the eighteenth century was the architect Filippo Juvarra to realize some important interventions. The residence is part of a large complex that includes the park and the historic village of Venaria.