Castles

Reggia di Venaria

Among the wondrous leisurely residences, where His Royal Highness the Duke of Savoy retreats to find some rest, the most important, the one truly deserving a visit, is the one known as Venaria Reale, three miles out of Turin. It was Duke Carlo Emanuele II who gave it this name, in the firm belief that this estate would make a hunting ground suitable to a sovereign.
This is the incipit of Theatrum Sabaudiae, a monumental collection of 142 engravings intended to celebrate the splendor of the Savoy domains and residences. The tone of this propaganda was intended to create a theatrical effect to surprise Europe's powerful rulers and to bear witness to the glory of a dynasty rising from Ducal to Royal status.
La Venaria Reale is one of the finest examples of the majesty of 17th and 18th century architecture.
The monumental palace, that covers an overall surface of over 80,000 square meters, is a celebration of universal baroque: the enchanting scenario of the Hall of Diana designed by Amedeo di Castellamonte, the solemnity of the Great Gallery and the Church of St. Hubert, the grandiose complex of the Juvarra Stables designed by Filippo Juvarra in the 18th century, the sumptuous decorations and the imaginative installations by Peter Greenaway on life at court are the ideal setting for the Theatre of History and Magnificence, the permanent display devoted to the House of Savoy that takes our visitors on a tour that extends over almost 2 km, from the underground level to the piano nobile of the Reggia.

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Reggia and exhibitions
Monday: closed (except public holidays - except Dec. 25 - same opening times as Sunday)
Tuesday to Friday: from 9 to 17 (last admission 1 hour before closing time)
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: from 9.30 to 19.30 (last admission 1 hour before closing time)

The Reggia is open on public holidays (same opening hours as Sunday): New Year's Day (Jan.1st from 11.00), January 6, Easter and Easter Monday, Liberation Day (April 25), Labor Day (1st May), Feast of the Republic (June 2nd), August 15th, All Saints' Day (November 1st), Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8th), December 26th. It is regularly open on St. Eusebius Day, Patron Saint of Venaria Reale (August 14th).
The Reggia and the exhibitions are closed on December 24 and 25.


Reggia and exhibitions summer opening times
From 21 June to 3 August 2014
Tuesday to Friday: h 10-15
Thursday and Friday, also: h 19 -23
Saturday and Sunday: h 9.30 -19.30


Gardens
Ticket offices close 1 hour before the times indicated below.
Monday: closed (except public holidays, closed on Christmas Day)
From Tuesday to Sunday:
February: closed
March: from Tuesday to Friday: from ore 9 to 17;
Saturday and Sunday, from 9.30 to 19
April to August: from Tuesday to Friday: from 9 to 19.30;
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: from 9.30 to 19.30
September: from Tuesday to Friday: from 9 to 18;
Saturday and Sunday, from 9.30 to 19.30
October: from Tuesday to Friday: from 9 to 17;
Saturday and Sunday, from 9.30 to 18
November and December: from Tuesday to Friday: from 9 to 17;
Saturday and Sunday, from 9.30 to 17

The Gardens are open on the following public holidays: January 1 (from 11 am) January 6, Easter and Easter Monday, Liberation Day (April 25), Labor Day (May 1), Feast of the Republic (June 2), Assumption's Day (August 15), All Saints' Day (November 1), Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 8), December 26. The gardens are open on St. Eusebius Day, Patron Saint of Venaria Reale (August 14). The Gardens are closed on December 24 and 25.

La Venaria Reale "ALL IN A PALACE" includes: 
admission to the Reggia, the Gardens and the exhibitions; 
10% discount at the estate's cafés, restaurants, snack bars and bookshop 
Discount on Audiopen 
Discount ticket for Diana's Arrow (Gardens' train), gondolas on the pond, and horse-drawn carriage. 
Price: 
25 euros 
Children and teenagers between 6 and 16 years of age accompanied by an adult 
(aged 6 to 15) 
1 euro 
The ticket also includes participation to any activities organized at the Reggia and in the Gardens (Music at Court, exhibitions, Water Theater at the Fountain of the Stag). 
This ticket does not provide any additional reductions. 
Some events are seasonal and therefore may not be available.

Family ticket discount 
The ticket "All in a palace" is reduced to 1 euro for children aged 6 to 15 years accompanied by an adult.


Reggia and Gardens tickets includes: 
admission to the Reggia and the Gardens 
Prices: 
Full ticket 
16 euros 
Discounted 
(groups of at least 12 people, over 65, other categories eligible for discounts) 
14 euros 
Discounted age 6 to 21 
(young visitors from 6 to 20 years of age) 
10 euros 
Children under the age of 6 and other categories eligible for free admission 
free 
The ticket also includes participation to any activities organized at the Reggia and in the Gardens (Music at Court, exhibitions, Water Theater at the Fountain of the Stag). 
Some events are seasonal and therefore may not be available.


Gardens ticket includes admission to the Gardens. 
Full ticket 5 euros 
Discounted (groups of at least 12 people, over 65, other categories eligible for discounts) 
4 euros Discounted age 6 to 21 
(young visitors from 6 to 20 years of age) 
2 euros Children under the age of 6 and other categories eligible for free admission 
free 
Season Pass - Gardens 
15 euros 
Admission to the Gardens on weekdays. Holders are entitled to discounted tickets for the Gardens on holidays and 10% discounts at the Patio dei Giardini café 
On King for a Day festival days, admission to the Gardens will cost 1 euro more.


Audiopen of the Reggia and the Gardens 
Available in Italian, English and French 
Tour for adults: € 4 
Tour for children (aged 7 to 11): € 3

Guided tours (reservation required) 
Available in English, French, Spanish, German


Torino Piemonte Card for Museums (Abbonamento Musei Torino Piemonte)

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