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The Residences of the Royal House of Savoy

The Savoy residences located in the Region of Piedmont compose a complex of great historical, artistic and environmental value. These structures, today listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, were in part used as official residences, and as hunting facilities, the favorite activity of the royal family.Venaria Reale, Residence of the House of SavoyThe most important building is undoubtely the Royal Palace, official residence of the Savoys; it has already been restored several times and today houses the homonymous museum, where numerous, centuries-old objects and furnishings belonging to the sovereigns are held. 

In the very center of Turin is Palazzo Carignano, now housing the National Museum of the Risorgimento, and Palazzo Madama, site of the Civic Museum of Ancient Art.
Castello del Valentino is located in the largest park in Turin, on the banks of the Po River. Around the area of the Province of Turin are Borgo Castello (within La Mandria Park), the exquisite Royal Palace of Venaria, the Royal Castles of Moncalieri, Rivoli and Aglié, and the Hunting Lodge of Stupinigi.

In the Province of Cuneo are the Royal Castle of Racconigi, a grand construction done in multiple styles, the Castles of Pollenzo and Govone, rich in wooden furnishings and decorations, and the Residence of Valcasotto. A particularity of the Savoy Residences is their presence of parks and gardens that strike the visitor's eye with their spectacular craftsmanship.