The royal square as a filter

The Royal square has always constituted an interval that keeps the distances between the ruler and the people. A filter separates the space of the royal square from the one of the Piazza civile. In place of the current cancellation until the early 1800s the division was opaque like the pergula of a Romanesque church, which separates the presbytery reserved for the officiants.

In the engraving of the Theatrum Sabaudiae (1682) we see the division between the main square and the royal one, with a rich architecture, perhaps the one used for the first exposition of the Shroud, which, at that time, was just arrived in Turin.

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