19.11.2009 - 10.01.2010
Until January 10th 2010 in Turin, at the Reggia di Venaria Palace, the jewels of the Royal House of Savoy will be exhibited, symbols of the magnificence and power of Italy when the Savoy family ruled.
Royal Venaria presents a new stop along its journey to discover the costumes, the objects and the traditions of the Savoy family. Besides these jewels, are the “civil” jewels offered over the centuries by common people, aristocracy and the royal family to Madonna d’Oropa, the great sanctuary on the mountains of Biella, which dominated the north of Piedmont.
The oldest jewels date back to the seventeenth century and the most modern to the twentieth century. The goldsmiths of Piedmont created these jewels to adorn the statue of Mary, turning faith and devotion into delicate effects of precious metals and stones. The grandeur and magnificence that express the prestige of the State and of the dynasty will be evoked through the great portraits and marble busts of Italian queens and princesses, adorned with their own jewels.
Also, you can admire three creative “living scenes” made with the portraits of Queen Margaret and of Maria José of Savoy, which light up through particular projections on special large aluminum plates.
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