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Discover the Historical Art Collection of the House of Savoy

Sabauda Gallery

Also Known As: Savoy Gallery, Galleria Sabauda
Location: Musei Reali, 1, 10122 Torino TO, Italy
Date of opening: 2014
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday from 9 AM to 7 PM
Collections: Renaissance, Piedmontese, Flemish, Dutch 
Collection size (for galleries): Over 800 works 

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Galleria Sabauda

The Sabauda Gallery is located in the museum complex of the Royal Palace of Turin, also known as the Musei Reali. You can find the  Sabauda Gallery to the left of the Chapel of the Holy Shroud. It is located on top of the archaeological museum.

The Sabauda Gallery consists of three floors of spectacular paintings. Each floor is divided into sections, each with its own theme. Make sure you visit these sections of the gallery while you're there. 

Crucifixion by Gaudenzio Ferrari

The Piedmontese Section

Located on the ground floor, This section of the gallery is dedicated to Piedmontese artists between the late 14th century and the early 16th century. Admire iconic paintings like Madonna and the Child by Barnaba da Modena and the dramatic rendering of the Crucifixion by Gaudenzio Ferrari.

Venus by Botticelli

The Gualino collection

This collection in this section of the gallery is from the collection of the Industrialist, financier, and patron of the arts Ricardo Gualino that was ceded to the Italian state in 1930. The most important works from here are Madonna with Child by Duccio and perhaps the most well-known work in the gallery, Venus by Botticelli.

Flemish Paintings

Flemish Paintings

The works featured here are by Flemish artists from the 17th century. Dynastic relations with the European Courts had allowed artistic exchanges between the Savoys and various regions in Europe. You may view the vividly captured portrait of Thomas of Savoy by Antoon Van Dyck and Hercules in the Garden of Hesperodes by Pieter Paul Rubens.

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In the Northern Corridor

The northern corridor of the first floor of the Sabauda Gallery features unique and highly praised paintings by Dutch artists. The Stigmata of St. Francis by the renowned Dutch painter Jan van Eyck, the shadowy Sleeping old man by Rembrandt, and The Visitation by Rogier van der Weyden are the best of them.

The History Sabauda Gallery

The Sabauda Gallery or the gallery of the House of Savoy has a fascinating history that dates back to 1853. It was founded by the King of Sardinia, Charles Albert of Savoy in the Palazzo Madama located nearby, with only 365 works. It was an accumulated collection that had started as early as the end of the 16th century, collected by various Savoy dukes and kings. In 1860 King Vittorio Emanuele II donated the collection to the Italian State. The collection was transferred to Guarino Guarini's Palazzo dell'Accademia delle Scienze in 1865. It was transferred to its current location inside the Musei Reali in 2012 and became a significant cultural institution.


Visitor Tips

  • You can avail of the cloakroom in the Sabauda Gallery to store your belongings and luggage. 
  • There are four lifts at various points in the gallery to help you access its multiple floors
  • There are changing tables as well as a baby care room that can be availed. 
  • You can make use of the toilets that include disabled-accessible facilities.
Where can I buy Sabauda Gallery tickets?

Entry to the Sabauda Gallery is included in your Royal Palace of Turin tickets. Tickets can be purchased online or at the museum's ticket counter. It's recommended to book in advance, especially during peak seasons, to secure your entry.

What is the Sabauda Gallery?

The Sabauda Gallery is a renowned art museum in Turin that houses an impressive collection of paintings that collected over centuries by the Dukes and Kings of the Savoy Dynasty.

What should I see in the Sabauda Gallery tickets?

Feel free to explore the Piedmontese Section, dedicated to Renaissance artists from the Piedmont region, the famous Gualino Collection, and other famous paintings by Dutch and Flemish artists.

Who started the Sabauda Gallery?

The Sabauda Gallery was founded by the King of Sardinia, Charles Albert of the House of Savoy.

When was the Sabauda Gallery?

The Sabauda Gallery was founded in 1853 and its collection was then held in the Palazzo Madama. It was transferred to its present location in the Royal Palace of Turin in 2012.

Where is the Sabauda Gallery located?

The Sabauda Gallery is conveniently located inside the museum complex of the Royal Palace of Turin, also known as Musei Reali. Its central location at the Piazzetta Reale of Turin's historic center makes it easily accessible for visitors.

What are the timings of the Sabauda Gallery

The Sabauda Gallery has the same timings as the Royal Palace of Turin. It is open Tuesday to Sunday between 9 AM and 7 PM.

Q. Where is the Madonnina located?

A. You can get to the rooftop by using the staircase located on the south side of the cathedral, or by using the lift.

Q. How many steps are there to climb to view the Madonnina?

There are 250 stairs in total. The first 170 stairs will get you to the rooftop, after which there are 50 more stairs you need to ascend to reach the central terrace.