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The Royal Academy was intended for the education of court pages and scions of the high Piedmontese and foreign nobility (especially the English, Germans, Austrians, Bohemians, Poles, Russians). Vittorio Alfieri, Camillo Benso di Cavour, Alfonso Ferrero della Marmora and Enrico Morozzo della Rocca studied there. The main topics were literature and history, Italian and French, but also dance, school and equestrian exercises. The literary part of court education is drastically reduced after restoration, when court institutions give way and a military version of education and command.

The portico on the via Verdi side of the courtyard, in a nineteenth-century engraving.

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