Piazza della Repubblica, 4
10078 Venaria Reale (TO)
Tel. +39 011 4992333
Write to the garden
Seasonal closure from 12 February to 5 March 2018
Tuesday-Sunday (closed on Monday except holidays)
Check always on the website www.lavenaria.it
From 18 March: 9am-5pm (Sat-Sun from 9am-6.30pm)
April-June: 9am-6.30pm (from Tuesday to Sunday and holidays)
July-14 agosto: summer time
15 August-1 October: 10am-6pm (Sat-Sun, 10am-7.30pm)
From 3 October: 9am-5pm (sab-dom, 9am-6.30pm)
November-December: 9am-4pm (from Tuesday to Sunday and holidays)
Tickets - Gardens only
Adults: € 5,00
Concessions: € 4,00
Kids (under 6 years): free
Children (6-21 years): € 2,00
Groups (min. 12 people): € 4,00
Scool Groups (min 18 students and one teacher): € 2,00
How to reach
Turin Northern Ring Road (Tangenziale Nord), exit: Venaria or Savonera/Venaria
Venaria lies approximately 10 kilometres from the centre of Turin (Italy) and is reached by:
“Venaria Express” shuttle bus operated by GTT
For infoprmation please contact GTT at free number 800 019152
With the Torino-Ceres railway line
GTT tel. +39 011 6910000
Venaria Reale is an excellent example of the magnificence of royal architecture between the XVII and XVIII centuries. By the middle of the Seventeenth century, Charles Emmanuel II of Savoy wished to build a dwelling ''for pleasure and hunting'' and therefore commissioned architect Carlo di Castellamonte, who drew up plans for a small town village, a royal palace, some gardens and a wood.
Recognised by Unesco as “World Heritage Site”, La Venaria has been undergoing extensive and thorough restoration work, the largest restoration site in Europe, it opened to the public in 2007.
The restoration work was achieved also in the Gardens, which were lost after the Napoleonic occupation,and it it wanted to identify and resume relations with the surrounding landscape and the architecture evoking the six eighteenth century plant.
The garden is made up of several episodes that complement the harmonious overall picture.
The archaeological remains of the seventeenth century structure like the Fountain of Hercules and the Temple of Diana mark the Allea of Hercules, a water channel that runs through the lower part of park and leads to the great basin of Peschiera. The Potager Royal runs alongside the Allea for an extension of 10 hectares where orchards alternate with blooms and vegetables. The ''Garden of Fluid Sculptures'' by Giuseppe Penone complete the garden in the lower part of the park by relating the wall and caves seventeenth century through a contemporary garden.
In the upper part of the park you will find the garden of the flowers, the rose garden with large ''pillows'' of re-blooming roses and the Grand Parterre, the space more evocative of eighteenth-century garden that connects the architectures by Filippo Juvarra the ''Galleria Grande'', the Orangery and the Stable .
A small train takes visitors along the beautiful green scenery of the Garden, you can also cross the fishpond with two gondolas or take a walk on a carriage with horses. Among the peace of the gardens and of the ''Peschiera'' you can have lunch and enjoy the typical products of the Palace in the ''Patio dei Giardini''.
The Reggia di Venaria hosts important exhibitions and events, almost every day there are concerts, shows, exhibitions and cultural activities. Every Sunday in the summer the gardens are animated with special events like ''The Day of the King'', with shows and entertainment for the public of all ages.
Amedeo di Castellamonte
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