Villa della Regina
Savoy Royal Residences, located in Torino and its surroundings, are a journey along monumental architecture styles between XVII and XVIII century, and an expression of monarchy ideology..
Added to UNESCO world heritage list since 1997
A “Vineyard” just a stone’s throw from the heart of Torino
After careful restoration, the Villa of the Queen has been reopened to the public. Acting as a dramatic backdrop to the city, it is in the centre of Italianate gardens with pavilions, fountains and agricultural areas once again in production.
Begun as the royal hillside vineyard of cardinal Maurice and the princess Ludovica, it was the delitiosa residence of duchesses, princesses and queens of the House of Savoy up until the 19th century.
The courtly residence, with Royal Apartments leading off from the superb main room, reflects in the decorations and furnishings the fashionable taste for precious arts and exoticism that prevailed in European courts in the 18th century.