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Old 03-27-2018, 04:11 PM
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In 1871 the Quirinal Palace became the official residence of the Kings of Italy.

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Old 04-24-2018, 11:20 AM
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Tomorrow will reopen the Savoy bunker at Villa Ada .The anti-aircraft shelter of the Savoy royal family at Villa Ada.

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Old 08-30-2018, 06:55 AM
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Article about Villa Regina Margherita in Bordighera (near Imperia), the winter residence of Queen Margherita:

Article about Villa Reale in Monza (Lombardia):

Segreti, curiosit e percorsi inediti. Ville Aperte in Brianza: 150 meraviglie da scoprire - ArtsLife | ArtsLife

A great success for the exhibition in the Royal Palace of Genova:

The chamber named Gabinetto del Segreto Maneggio degli Affari di Stato in the Royal Palace of Turin is restored:

Torino, Palazzo Reale riabbraccia il Gabinetto del Segreto Maneggio degli Affari di Stato

The park of Moncalieri's Royal Castle will be open soon:

Villa Etelinda in Bordighera will be transformed into a hotel.

Villa Etelinda belonging to the Queen Margherita of Savoia, who became its owner in 1914, and then donated to the National Association of Families and fallen and lost in war.

Il caso - Bordighera, Villa Etelinda sar* trasformata in hotel | Piemonte | Il Secolo XIX

The beautiful Villa Margherita in Bordighera reopens after five years of neglect:
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Old 04-09-2019, 01:39 PM
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I never realized that Queen Margherita actually died at the villa in 1926.
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Old 04-12-2019, 05:06 AM
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Yes, she died in Bordighera in 1926.

There is also a docu-movie of the time about the obsequies.
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The Tribuna del Re will open to the public in the Cathedral of Turin

The restoration of the stage overlooking the Cathedral was completed, it was used by the Royal House of Savoy. It will become part of the visit itinerary of the Royal Museums: it is accessed from the Palace but the room overlooks the Duomo, and is located exactly above the chapel that houses the Shroud.

It had never been opened to the public. Only the King and his family, the Court and distinguished guests could access it. But in the coming months the Royal Tribune should become part of the itinerary of visiting the Royal Museums of Turin, even if with specific limitations. The Tribuna, in fact, is the link between the Royal Palace and the Cathedral of San Giovanni: it is accessed from the Palace but the room overlooks the Duomo, and is located exactly above the chapel where the Shroud is currently kept.

Last week the director of the Royal Museums Enrica Pagella, the president of the "Friends of Palazzo Reale" Giuseppe Fragal, together with the architects and restorers, presented the works just completed. Together with the Tribuna, the interventions concerned the so-called "Apartment of the foreign princes", a chain of premises that occupies the North wing of the first floor of the Palazzo, the one overlooking the Gardens. With the opening of the apartment the ring of the first floor is completed. The set of works was carried out with the contribution of the Compagnia di San Paolo and with a specific donation from the Amici di Palazzo, which provided for the restoration of the painting "The Olympic Games" by De Mura, on the vault of the fourth bedroom of the Apartment .

The restoration of the Tribune, although more limited, is of great significance. In fact, the "walkway" that completes the Manica Nuova and covered the entire command zone up to the Po, through the Palace, Armory, Secretariat, Theater ... From that stage the Savoy witnessed the liturgical celebrations in the Cathedral below. The last occasion was the extraordinary exposition of the Shroud in 1931, for the wedding of the crown prince Umberto with Maria Jos. Since 1946 no visitor had entered the premises.

The Tribune will not be open to visitors, but only with guided tours, at times and in ways yet to be established. The access of visitors must in no way interfere with the normal performance of celebrations in the Cathedral, perhaps even with the installation of a protective glass window that physically and acoustically separates the environment of the Tribune from the Cathedral. It will be necessary to guarantee all the maximum safety conditions for the Shroud and for the infrastructure of the chapel that guards it under the Tribune.

The "complications" of the relationship between the Duomo, Palazzo, and the Guarini Chapel are the original elements of the story itself: when the Savoys moved the capital to Turin their first seat was the bishop's palace, adjoining the Cathedral built a few decades ago (1498). Since then, and especially with the construction of the Guarini Chapel (1693), the Palazzo's "factory" has always been closely connected with the Cathedral, until the proclamation of the Republic in 1946.

As for the restored Chapel, the visits started again from September 27th, with great interest from visitors. The completion of the restoration of the Bertola altar is now awaited. Also here the managers of the Museums are in close contact with the Diocese of Turin to define the methods of reopening the room for worship, on certain occasions and with agreed methods: in fact, the Chapel has always been a site for religious and ecclesial purposes and it must preserve this fundamental characteristic, also being today inserted in a museum itinerary.
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:08 AM
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Parco delle Alpi Marittime, the natural oasis loved by the Royal House of Savoy

CUNEO. The Maritime Alps Nature Park is among the most extensive protected areas in Italy. Numerous peaks over 3,000 meters, lakes, grasslands, small glaciers, the abundance of alpine fauna and botanical species constitute a unique environmental heritage. Twinned with the French National Park of Mercantour since 1987, it protects an area, straddling the Alps, of 100,000 hectares which, in 1993, obtained the European Diploma for the environment. The Park was born in 1995 from the union of the Park from the Argentera and the Reserve of the woods and lakes of Palanfr, those that were once the hunting areas of the House of Savoy. In fact, the beauty of these mountains, the wealth of chamois, trout and a splendid and luxuriant vegetation struck Vittorio Emanuele II with force, when in 1855 the king of Sardinia visited the Gesso Valley and its thermal baths. His appreciation did not go unnoticed, and the mayors of the Municipalities of the upper valley, well aware of his hunting passion and the advantages that would derive from a summer presence in the area of ​​the royal family, decided to give the king the rights to hunt and fish on much of their territory. Thus the Royal Hunting Reserve was born.

There are three valleys in the Park - the Gesso, Stura and Vermenagna valleys - and five Municipalities involved: Aisone, Entracque, Roaschia, Valdieri, Vernante. The heart of this protected area and its symbol is the crystalline massif of Argentera-Mercantour where the Maritime Alps culminate with the 3,297 meters of the Cima Sud dell'Argentera. The Maritimes are bold and severe mountains, whose rocky walls fall with great differences in height, carved by narrow and deep valleys and their slopes hide spectacular glacial cirques, over 80 lakes at the height of an unreal blue and the remains of the southernmost glaciers in the Alps .

The variety of floristic species present, counted in about two thousand species, equivalent to about a quarter of the entire Italian flora, is exceptional. Only in this area do some endemic plants grow impossible to find in the rest of the world such as the Saxifraga from the Argentera, the Viola valderia and the Primula di Allioni. The presence of fauna is also varied and rich: chamois, ibex and marmots are frequent encounters along the paths of the Park. Between the end of the 1990s and the beginning of the third millennium the wolf also made its natural return to these harsh valleys, a sort of "quality seal" of an intact and vital alpine environment.

The hiking network, which includes over 400 kilometers of signposted routes, allows you to immerse yourself in the nature of the Park along paths, mule tracks and military roads that are authentic masterpieces of naturalistic engineering. Ten cozy mountain huts and seven spartan bivouacs allow you to experience the mountains at high altitude for mountaineers and hikers. Crossed and inhabited for centuries, the Maritime Alps bear the marks of a recent history: the ancient abandoned villages that witnessed the decline of the Alpine civilization; the hunting lodges and chalets built by the kings of the House of Savoy; military roads today have become peace paths.

All the numbers of the Park

7 glaciers, the southernmost of the Alps
80 glacial and 3 artificial lakes
24 peaks over 3000 meters
10 mountain huts at high altitude and 1 hiking hut
9 unmanaged bivouacs
more than 400 kilometers of marked trails
1800 superior plants present, which correspond to over 30% of those of the Italian flora.
10 small area endemisms (found only in the Maritimes)
40 species of orchids of about 90 present in the national territory
780 species of mushrooms
140 species of lichens, which correspond to 12% of the species known for Piedmont
1 botanical garden "Valderia" at the Terme di Valdieri
80% of the woods that cover the slopes of the mountains are made up of beech
5% of forest area occupied by conifers: silver and red fir, larch, stone pine, hooked and mountain pine
1 Wildlife center: "Men and Wolves" wildlife center of Entracque
4000 chamois (average figure 2015)
760 ibexes (average figure 2015)
6 species of ungulates present: chamois and ibex, roe deer, wild boar, deer and mouflon
3 packs of wolves that frequent the Park territory
20 species of bats surveyed, representing three quarters of the species known for Piedmont
201 species of birds observed; among these a hundred are nesting
63 species of birds considered a priority for Europe, including 8 nesting species of birds of prey
3 species of alpine galliformes: white partridge, mountain pheasant and rock partridge
9 pairs of golden eagles
41 bearded vultures released between 1993 and 2012 on the release site of the Maritime Alps-Mercantour
5 fish species that live in some lakes and in watercourses: brown trout, marble trout, rainbow trout, bullhead and sanguinerola.
9000 species of invertebrates, of which 30 are new to science
300 species of spiders, 2 of which are new to science
3 prehistoric sites: caves of Aisone, caves of the Bandito (Municipality of Roaschia), necropolis of Valdieri
1 didactic archeopark
1 Ecomuseum: Ecomuseum of rye in Sant’Anna di Valdieri
3 former hunting lodges of the House of Savoy
100 artifacts of military origin (bunkers, barracks, ...)
1 hydroelectric plant, among the most powerful in Europe

Parco delle Alpi Marittime, l’oasi naturale amata dai Savoia – PiemonteTopNews
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Old 05-26-2019, 02:12 PM
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Bordighera: conference on "The illustrious owners of Villa Etelinda", the results and photos

The event was organized by Cav. Francesco Verrando of the National Association of Fallen and Missing in War

Yesterday, Saturday 25 May 2019, Cav. Francesco Verrando of the National Association of Fallen and Dispersed in War, in his home in Villa Etelinda on the Via Romana in Bordighera, organized a conference entitled "The illustrious owners of Villa Etelinda. From Raphal Bischoffsheim to Margherita di Savoia passing through the Count of Strathmore , held by the historic Gisella Merello.

The speaker has projected numerous images that have brought down the numerous and attentive public intervened in an atmosphere of other times. Gisella Merello spoke of the wonderful home commissioned by the banker and philanthropist Bischoffsheim to the great Parisian architect Charles Garnier, as well as the sumptuous preliminary projects and the life that took place there. The hospitality of the first owner allowed Queen Margherita, who had recently become sovereign of the Kingdom of Italy, to stay on the Riviera for a month and a half together with her only son Vittorio Emanuele, at the time of only 9 years.

Her stay in Bordighera was so pleasant that she would become queen mother again. He will buy the property of Villa Etelinda from the widow of the Scottish Count Strathmore, a British nobleman who distinguished himself for his philanthropic and social works and will be remembered for being the paternal grandfather of the English queen mother Elizabeth. Along with Villa Etelinda Margherita di Savoia, he will also purchase his very extensive surrounding park, where he will build a new villa by the Milanese architect Luigi Broggi and will establish his residence there.

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Bordighera: conferenza su ‘Gli illustri proprietari di Villa Etelinda’, i risultati e le foto *-*
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The Private Audience Room of the Royal Palace of Turin
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Casotto Castle is open to the public again:
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Old 09-13-2020, 09:30 AM
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Residences of the Royal House of Savoy:
  • Palazzo Reale
  • Palazzo Madama
  • Palazzo Carignano
  • Castello del Valentino
  • Villa della Regina
  • Palazzina di Stupinigi
  • Reggia di Venaria Reale
  • Castle of La Mandria
  • Castle of Rivoli
  • Castle of Agli
  • Castle of Moncalieri
  • Castle of Racconigi
  • Pollenzo Estate
  • Castle of Govone

Royal residences in the Kingdom of Sicily:
  • Castello di Maredolce
  • Castello Ursino
  • Cuba Palace
  • Royal Palace of Ficuzza
  • Palazzina Cinese
  • Palazzo dei Normanni
  • Zisa, Palermo

Royal residences in the Kingdom of Naples:
  • Royal Palace of Carditello
  • Palace of Capodimonte
  • Royal Palace of Caserta
  • Palace of Portici
  • Reggia di Quisisana
  • Villa Rosebery
  • Royal Palace of Naples
  • Villa Favorita, Ercolano
  • Villa Floridiana
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Originally Posted by Blog Real View Post
Residences of the Royal House of Savoy:
  • Palazzo Reale
  • Palazzo Madama
  • Palazzo Carignano
  • Castello del Valentino
  • Villa della Regina
  • Palazzina di Stupinigi
  • Reggia di Venaria Reale
  • Castle of La Mandria
  • Castle of Rivoli
  • Castle of Agli
  • Castle of Moncalieri
  • Castle of Racconigi
  • Pollenzo Estate
  • Castle of Govone

* Quirinal Palace in Rome
* Tenuta di Castelporziano
* Villa Ada

* Castle of Casotto (Reggia di Valcasotto)
* Castle of Guarene
* Castle of Countess Adelaide in Susa
* Castle of Sommariva Perno
* Castle of Pomaro Monferrato
* House of King in Valdieri
* House of Princess Giovanna in Valdieri
* Palazzine di Caccia in Sant'Anna di Valdieri - Terme di Valdieri
* Casa di Caccia del Valasco in Valdieri (today it's a restaurant)
* Palazzine Reali di Caccia in San Giacomo di Entracque

Aosta Valley:
* Castle of Gressoney
* Castle of Sarre

* Palazzo Pitti in Florence
* Villa La Petraia
* Villa of Poggio a Caiano
* Palazzo Reale in Pisa
* Tenuta di San Rossore

* Villa Pisani at Stra

* Villa Reale di Monza

* Royal Palace of Genova
* Villa Margherita in Borgidhera
* Villa Etelinda in Bordighera

* Villa Rosebery or Villa Maria Pia in Naples

* Palazzo Regio in Cagliari

* Savoy Castle or Savoy Mansion in Rckeve

* Castle of Chambery
* Castle of Point-d'Ain

* Chillon Castle
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Reconstruction of the wall of Villa Regina Margherita in Bordighera:

The House of Emanuele Filiberto in Geneva:

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