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Thursday, April 24, 2014

ITALY - Residences of the Royal House of Savoy

"When Emmanuel-Philibert, Duke of Savoy, moved his capital to Turin in 1562, he began a vast series of building projects (continued by his successors) to demonstrate the power of the ruling house. This outstanding complex of buildings, designed and embellished by the leading architects and artists of the time, radiates out into the surrounding countryside from the Royal Palace in the 'Command Area' of Turin to include many country residences and hunting lodges." -http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1: Palazzo Reale



"The card shows the Royal Palace.
The square is beautiful, open and elegant.
The entire City is polished", shares Marta who visits the site
at least once a year.
So fortunate of you Marta to always witness this magnificent place.
Thank you so much for sharing this card with me!


Postcard 2: Palazzo Madama





Postcard 3: Multi View




Thank you so much Jean Pierre for the 2 surprise postcards above!
Great view and great stamps as well!
Take care on your travels!



List of Residences:

In Turin:  

1. Palazzo Reale 
2. Palazzo Madama 
3. Palazzo Carignano 
4. Castello del Valentino 
5. Villa della Regina
 In Piedmont, near Turin 
1. Palazzina di Stupinigi 
2. Reggia di Venaria Reale 
3. Castle of La Mandria 
4. Castle of Rivoli 
5. Castle of Agliè 
6. Castle of Moncalieri 
7. Castle of Racconigi 
8. Pollenzo Estate 
9. Castle of Govone


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