The first ideas for the palace @ Palazzo Reale

Of Antonio Tempesta from Ada Peyrot, Vittorio Viale, Immagini di Torino nei secoli, Torino 1973

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The first ideas for the palace

The façade of the Royal Palace changes during the century, according to the historical events of the royal family. Some documents demonstrating his modifications don’t exist, but it is possible to trace his transformation by paintings and by printings. In the painting “storm” of 1620, the tourney for the marriage of Vittorio Emanuele and Cristina from France is represented. In the background there is the Palace Vecchio that at the beginning was built by Vitozzi only partially and at the end was finished by Carlo Castellamonte. The façade is decorated with statues and with balustrades, but over the years she will be stripped of his decorations until arriving to the final design.

In the oil painting, conserved at the Galleria Sabauda, “Judgement of Paris”, we can see the tourney during the marriage of Vittorio Emanuele and Cristina from France on 18 February 1620. At the background there is the Ducal Palace Vecchio.

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