"The Royal Palace" Venaria Reale Things to Do Tip by Polly74

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  The palace
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Designed at the end of the seventeenth century by the architect Michelangelo Garove as the Court's "display" area and connection between the Palace and the stables, Diana's Gallery was later redesigned by Filippo Juvarra between 1716 and 1718.

He saw it as a grand "theatre of light", open on the southern side towards the flower garden. It had a majestic air to it, measuring over seventy metres long and about twelve metres in width and height, thus making it one of the most imposing areas on the estate.

Juvarra revolutionised the layout of the windows, inserting arched apertures underneath oval windows in order to increase the light.

Eventually he decorated the interior with rich stucco work and used it to emphasise royal virtue through the use of paintings, war trophies, suits of armour and groups of cherubs.

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  • Updated Jun 13, 2005
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