19.11.2011 - 09.04.2012
The Hunting Palace of Stupinigi finally reopens to the public, after almost five years, with a unique exhibition entitled "Stupinigi first part. Treasure-trove", which shows the restoration of the complex of Stupinigi, recognised as a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1997, along with the other Savoy residences, but closed to the public since 2006.
The tour starts from the Court of Honour, where the green parterres marked out on the axes of Hunting Routes have been restored, and in whose hall there is the Mauritian history of the place.
The tour continues in the Juvarra Stable, with the Deer realised by Ladatte, an original ornamentation of the dome, and the 12 wooden medallions with portraits of the Savoy genealogy hanging on the walls.
The tour continues then in the Alfieri Library, decorated with early furnishings, the East Gallery with trophies of Collino, and in the Hall of the Squires with images of the Royal Court Hunts by Cignaroli. Visitors then enter the central hall, frescoed with the Stories of Diana, goddess of the hunt, realised by the Valeriani brothers, together with beautiful appliques, fire grates and the monumental chandelier, which is fulcrum of the building. The visit ends in the West Apartment, also called the room of the Dukes of Chiablese, passing through living rooms, bedrooms and studies, and it finally ends in the Game Room. All the rooms, completely renovated with bright decorations and frescoes, stuccos, original silk and painted paper tapestries, expose the precious furniture, works of the great Piedmont cabinet-makers, such as Piffetti and Bonzanigo.
Location: Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi (Hunting Palace of Stupinigi)
Address: Piazza Principe Amedeo 7