Turin Royal Palace Private Tour with Armory Shroud Chapel & Skip-the-line Ticket
Join your guide for a tour of the beautifully decorated and furnished apartments of the first kings of Italy, the Savoy.
In the Galleria Beaumont, with echoes of the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles, you will see the Royal Armoury with its collection of ancient armour.
There is the impressive Royal Library with in excess of two hundred thousand books and a famous self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci. The Royal Palace is also connected to the Cappella della Sindone; Guarino Guarini used a master stroke to build this chapel one floor above that of the presbytery of the Duomo so allowing direct access from the Royal apartments!
On this 2.5 hour tour in the company our very knowledgeable and passionate guide you will learn about the Royal Family and how the future unification of Italy came about.
Turin has a special place in the evolution of Italy from being a Savoy Kingdom to the capital of Italy. In more recent times its car industry is recognised as pioneers in car production and following World War II it took the lead in Italy’s economic recovery and growth.
The history of this great city is told through its magnificent buildings, none more revealing than the Royal Palace where Emperors and Kings reigned and where for the first time the ideal of a united Italy was mooted. If you are in Turin a tour of the Royal Palace is a must and on this private tour your guide can tailor the visit to meet your particular interests.
You meet with your guide at the entrance to the Royal Palace to discover the treasures of this UNESCO World Heritage site. The first port of call is the Royal Apartments where you can see the ornate chandeliers, finely-woven carpets, elegant tapestries and inlaid furniture of the highest quality. The cavernous rooms are decorated with amazing frescoes and as you tour the apartments your guide will recount tales of the Royal Family. Of particular interest is the “Scala delle Forbici”, made by Filippo Juvarra an amazing architectural peculiarity.
Next you visit the Galleria Beaumont that houses the Royal Armoury. A passion of King Carlo Alberto, he amassed one of the greatest collections of weapons and armour in the world. In 1832 when the paintings were removed from the Galleria to the Regia Pinacoteca the armoury was created and has some stunning exhibits from the 16th century as well as examples of oriental armoury.
As you progress through the palace you will realise that many of the beautiful treasures owe their existence to Carlo Alberto, key amongst these being the Royal Library. Here you will find over two hundred thousand books, ancient manuscripts, engravings and drawing, including the famous “Self-portrait” by Leonardo da Vinci.
Finally on the tour is a visit to the Cappella della Sacra Sindone (Chapel of the Holy Shroud) where the precious shroud was housed until the early 90s. Following the fire of 1997 the chapel was closed to visitors and underwent a long and complex restoration. In 2008 it was re-opened to the public but the shroud itself is now under close guard in the Duomo.
There is so much to see at the Royal Palace; the wonderful architecture, antique furniture, artworks, armour and rare books. Join your guide for a superb 2.5 hour journey back in time. Book now!
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
Duración: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Lugar de comienzo:
Piazzetta Reale, 10122 Torino TO, Italy
Traveler pickup is offered
Guide will pick you up at the hoel if hotels are within a 15 minutes walking distance from the Royal Palace, otherwise you will meet at the meeting point
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.