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Villa della Regina

Strada S. Margherita, 79, 10131 Torino
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It was the Cardinal Maurizio di Savoia, brother of Amadeo I, who in 1615 entrusted Ascanio Vitozzi with the task of transforming an existing building in the style of the coeval Roman villas. Subsequent works by other architects, such as Filippo Juvarra, made ​​the building grandiose, nestled in the hills of Turin and closely connected to its spectacular park at different levels. The place later became the residence of Queen Anne Marie d'Orléans, wife of Vittorio Amedeo II, from whom the Villa took its name. A double curved staircase with a central fountain leads to the entrance porch, two side wings frame the façade crowned by a balustrade with statues in the center. Inside there are frescoes and paintings by Giovanni Battista Crosato, Daniel Seyter and Corrado Giaquinto in the great hall, grotesques by Filippo Minei and paintings by the brothers Domenico and Giuseppe Valeriani in adjacent rooms; the Chinese Cabinets in lacquered and gilded wood are precious.

In the park there is the Solinghi pavilion, a pagoda building in which  the Academy of Solinghi, a group of intellectuals founded by Cardinal Maurizio, would meet.

The project for the restoration of the Villa and its return to working order as well as that of its splendid gardens dates back to 2000. This aimed to restore this institution to public use and to the system of Savoy residences. It was supported by the Compagnia di San Paolo, with approximately € 4 million.

Intervention Area: Ricerca e sanità

Contribution:

4.000.000 euro

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