At the boundaries of the Medieval city

In 1563, Turin became the capital of the Duchy of Savoy and the Duke Emanuele Filiberto settled in the Bishop's Palace, adjacent to the Duomo. Less than twenty years later his son Carlo Emanuele I decides to build a new palace adjacent to the previous building and entrusts the project to Ascanio Vitozzi. The enlarged building factory is then assigned, by order of Maria Cristina of France, to Carlo and Amedeo di Castellamonte, to be completed under the direction of Carlo Morello.

A detail of the city from the Theatrum Sabaudiae. The perimeter of the Roman walls is highlited.

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