One of the main projects of the architect Filippo Juvarra to Venaria consisted in the construction of the sleeve in South begun by Michelangelo Garove : the harmony and proportions transferred to new spaces, lavish decorations of stucco, cornices, pilasters of the Great Gallery, were intended to make the system a masterpiece of scenic Juvarrian around the eighteenth century.
gallery, which connected the apartment of the king to that of the heir
to the throne, is one of the most amazing and spectacular of the entire
complex. Its rich decorations is due to the hand of Peter Philip Somasso, Giuseppe Bolina, Antonio Pope and Giovambattista Sanbartolomeo.Also the dimensions of the gallery are completely remarkable with a
height at the center time of about 15 meters, a length of about 80
meters and a width of 12 meters.
During the French occupation the original floor was removed and reused
for the Beaumont Gallery in Turin, while the current, which
incorporates the design of Juvarra, was carried out in 1995.
of the peculiarities of the Great Gallery is the splendor of the light
beams generated by 44 large windows and large 22 "eyes" (oval openings
inside and outside rectangular) places on time allow a play of light and
shadows, such as enhance the infinite variety of patterns and the two esedre, relentlessly, influencing visitors.