Saturday, June 6, 2015

Palace of Venaria View From The Garden

The Palace of Venaria (Italian: Reggia di Venaria Reale) is a former royal residence located in Venaria Reale, near Turin, in Piedmont, northern Italy. It is one of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy, included in the UNESCO Heritage List in 1997.

The view from the garden

The Palace was designed and built from 1675 by Amedeo di Castellamonte, commissioned by duke Charles Emmanuel II, who needed a base for his hunting expeditions in the heathy hill country north of Turin. The name itself derives from Latin, Venatio Regia meaning "Royal Hunt".


Stefan Jansson said...

They have a nice home the swans.

Linda said...

Gorgeous! Good job on the timing, framing, etc.

William Kendall said...

A beautiful setting!