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Royal Palace of Turin
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Royal Palace of Turin
The Royal Palace of Turin is a cultural marvel that offers visitors a chance to travel back in time and witness the rich heritage of the Piedmont region. Here are some of the highlights of the Royal Palace of Turin that you must not miss:
This beautiful baroque-style palace was once the residence of the House of Savoy, one of Italy's oldest royal families. It boasts elaborate stucco work, beautiful frescoes, and an impressive grand staircase. Visit the royal apartments and halls that are beautifully decorated with frescoes and admire the ubiquitous presence of valuable artifacts and artworks found in every room.
The Royal Palace of Turin houses several museums worth exploring, including the Royal Armoury, Royal Library, and the Galleria Sabauda, which boasts an impressive collection of Italian Renaissance art. The Palazzo Chiablese on the ground floor has a cultural collection honoring the history of Piedmont. You may also visit the Museum of Antiquities, which holds a vast collection of ancient artifacts from the Greco-Roman-dominated Mediterranean region, the Near East, and the Piedmont region.
The Palace is surrounded by stunning gardens. Often, visitors end their tour of the Royal Palace with a stop at the Royal Gardens which are perfect for a leisurely stroll and offer stunning views of the surrounding area. The gardens are covered by lush greenery consisting of exotic and native species of trees and plants. You will even discover an 18th-century fountain here.
The Holy Shroud Chapel is a must-visit as it houses the famous Shroud of Turin, which is believed by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ. For centuries the relic was in the possession of the House of Savoy. The chapel itself possesses breathtaking aesthetics with its overlapping arched dome and intricately engraved walls and lunettes. In the center of the chapel, you will find the altar where the shroud is encased.
Tuesday to Sunday: 9 AM to 7 PM. The last admission is at 6 PM.
Closed: Every Monday, 3 May
Visit the Royal Palace of Turin during the spring months between February to April when the weather is pleasant and the tourist season is yet to begin.
Address: Piazzetta Reale, 1, 10122 Torino TO, Italy [Find on Maps]
By Train: The closest train stations are Porta Nuova station and Porta Susa station. You can reach the Royal Palace from here by foot or by public transport.
By Bus: Take bus numbers 51 and 57 to reach the Garibaldi and Duomo Musei Reali bus stops that are conveniently located near the venue.
By Tram: Hop on trams 13 and 56 to reach the transit stop of Piazza Castello. The palace is a short walk from there.
By Car: Cars are restricted in the central ZTL where the Royal Palace is located. It is advised that you park your vehincle outside the zone and head out on foot to the venue.
The Royal Palace of Turin has one main entrance at the Piazzetta Reale and the secondary entranced at Piazza S. Giovanni. The Royal Library can be accessed only through Piazza Castello 191 where a ramp is located for wheelchair users.
The Royal Palace of Turin is wheelchair-accessible.
Entrance: Both, the main entrance and secondary entrance are accessible.
Restroom: The Royal Palace of Turin has accessible toilets for the disabled.
Wheelchair Availability: Wheelchairs can be availed of by people with mobility issues at the ticket office.
The Royal Palace of Turin has an in-house restaurant called Caffe Reale. You may also try these restaurants around the vicinity.
Yes, tickets to the Royal Palace of Turin are available online. Book in advance to get your preferred dates and time.
You can buy tickets online or directly at the ticket office of the Royal Palace.
At present you can avail of priority entrance tickets that allow you to bypass queues at the waiting lines.
Yes, the Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is one of the most significant cultural landmarks in Turin. Apart from the palace you can visit the Royal Armory, the Museum of Antiquities, the Royal Gardens and even the Chapel of the Holy Shroud.
A. Tickets to the Royal Palace of Turin start from €15.
A. Yes, it's best to book your tickets online to get your preferred visiting date. You could opt to buy tickets directly from the ticket office, but in doing so you will be subject to long waiting queues.
It is recommended to spend at least 2-3 hours exploring the Palace and its various museums.
A. There are Royal Palace of Turin tickets that include priority entry access. With these tickets, you will be able to bypass the waiting queues and enter the palace directly.
The Royal Palace of Turin is a 16-century palace that was used as a residence for the Dukes of Savoy and their royal family. It consists of a stunning baroque palace and a number of museums dedicated to the Piedmont region.
The Royal Palace of Turin is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 AM to 7 PM.
A. Yes, the Accademia Gallery has taken several steps to ensure that differently-abled guests explore comfortably. This includes having lifts in place to access the different floors, having accessible restrooms and entrance.
Photography for personal use, without flash and tripods, is allowed inside the museum.