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Palace of Venaria Admission Tickets

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Explore the grandiose Baroque Palace of Venaria, whose ornate halls and pristine lawns have wowed tourists ever since its renovation in 2007.

Highlights

  • Make your way to the Palace of Venaria, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1997.
  • Admire the fascinating 16th-century Baroque architecture that surrounds you.
  • Stroll past the beautiful rooms of the palace, explore the gardens, and see the Temple of Diana.
  • Check out the permanent exhibition which displays the palace's fascinating art and puts its architecture into context.

Inclusions

  • Admission tickets

Exclusions

  • Transfers

Strict Cancellation Policy

Cannot be canceled, amended or refunded.

Your Experience

Back in the 16th century, Savoy prices liked to hunt in the estates that surround the Palace of Venaria, near Turin. The princes would send their hounds chasing after stags in the moorland, which formed the roots of this residence. In fact, 'Venaria' comes from the Latin 'venari,' meaning 'to hunt.' To make this a base for their princely pastime, Duke Carlo Emanuele II commissioned this palace to be built between 1658 and 1679. By the turn of the 18th century, the grand buildings of the Baroque palace and the formal French gardens fell into disuse. They were converted into military barracks during Napoleon's reign and belonged to the Italian military until 1978. The palace was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, renovated, and opened to the public in 2007.

During your visit, check out the permanent display, entitled “Theater of History and Magnificence,” that takes visitors on a 1.2 mile-long walk through the ground floor and the piano nobile (main floor) of the Royal Palace. Walk through the 17th-century Hall of Diana, the Great Gallery, and the solemn Church of St. Hubert. Explore the charming apartments of the Duchess Maria Giovanna Battista of Savoy-Nemours. Browse through Prince Eugene of Savoy’s refined collection of paintings, which now grace the walls of the apartment of Princess Ludovica, the sister of Duke Charles Emmanuel II. The current collection consists of 60 works dating back to the 17th century, including masterpieces by Reni, Albani, Cignani, Van Dyck, Brueghel, and other Flemish and Dutch masters.

The permanent exhibition ends with a section titled “Lights and Shadows: Restoration in Progress.” Get an overview of the Palace’s history over the last two centuries here, including the military phase and the subsequent decay. Learn about the ensuing cultural debate on the recovery and the use of the complex, the restoration projects and the rebirth during the late 1990s.

Know Before You Go

Important Information

  • The time you select during booking is your preferred time. The closest available time, which can be anytime during opening hours on the selected date, will be automatically confirmed if your preferred time is no longer available.

Accessibility

As the barrier-free passages connecting the Reggia and the Gardens are being completed, visitors with disabilities and visitors with baby carriages can access the Venaria complex as follows:

Entrance from Piazza della Repubblica

  • Reach the ground floor from the basement level using the elevator located after room 14. To exit the Reggia use the elevator located at the exit of the Church of St. Hubert on the right, or ask the museum staff to assist to exit directly onto Piazza della Repubblica from the Church of St. Hubert.

Gardens

  • The main entrance, from viale Carlo Emanuele II, is level with the ground and consists of gravel paths. Visitors with disabilities can request to use the electric scooters if available. The entrance via don Sapino is also fully accessible. To access the complex from piazza della Repubblica through the Clock Tower: the Gardens can be reached by crossing the Court of Honour and passing the Palace of Diana on the right. The entrance from via Castellamonte requires the assistance of the museum staff to open the gate on the ramp at the corner of Piazza della Repubblica.

Timings

  • Tue to Sun: 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM, 3 PM & 5 PM

The Royal Palace

  • Tue to Fri: 9 AM to 5 PM (last admission 1 hour before closing)
  • Sat, Sun, and Holidays: 9 AM to 6:30 PM (last admission 1 hour before closing)
  • Closed Dates: Mon (except public holidays - excluding Christmas, same opening times as Sunday), Dec 25 and 26. The Royal Palace will be closed in February and the first half of March.

Gardens

From mid-Mar

  • Tue to Fri: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Sat and Sun: 9 AM to 6:30 PM

Apr to Jun

  • Tue to Sun and holidays - 9 AM to 6:30 PM

Jul to Aug 14

  • Tue to Thu: 10 AM to 3 PM
  • Fri to Sun and holidays: 10 AM to 7:30 PM

Aug 15 to Oct 2

  • Tue to Fri: 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Sat, Sun and holidays: 10 AM to 7:30 PM

From Oct 4

  • Tue to Fri: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Sat, Sun and holidays: 9 AM to 6:30 PM
  • Closed on Mondays (except public holidays - excluding Christmas), December 25 and 26. The Gardens will be closed in February and the first half of March.

My Tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.
  • Please display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID at the ticket redemption point.
  • Kindly ensure that you arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your experience to avoid any delays.

Getting There

By Car

Turin Northern Ring Road (Tangenziale Nord), exit: Venaria or Savonera/Venaria. The main parking areas near the Venaria Reale complex are:

  • Parking area via Don Sapino: Juvarra Parking Lot.
  • Parking area in viale Carlo Emanuele II - Carlo Emanuele II Parking Lot (the private road leading to the Reggia, recommended for coaches).

By Bus

  • GTT dedicated line Venaria Express / GTT: lines 72, 11.

By Train

  • Torino Dora-Ceres line (until Venaria, Viale Roma).

By Plane

  • Sandro Pertini International Airport at Caselle Torinese. From the airport take the Expressway to Turin or the train (Turin - Ceres railway line).

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