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Private Venaria Reale Tour

La Venaria Reale - View from the park
La Venaria Reale - FountainLa Venaria Reale - Diana's GalleryLa Venaria Reale - Church of St. Hubertus

From: $94.12

tour duration

4 Hours

start time

10:00 AM –

02:00 pm

Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, sun

meeting point

pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

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TOUR ITINERARY

Your private driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Turin to take you on a lovely 4 hour Private Venaria Reale Tour.

During the short drive from Turin to Venaria Reale enjoy the enchanting views from the car!

Upon your arrival you will meet our local guide that will help you to discover the gorgeous former Hunting Palace of the Royal House of Savoy. The complex is part of the UNESCO Heritage List since 1997.

Visiting the Palace of Venaria you will immediately enter in the Honor Court where once was located the gorgeous Fountain of the Stag. The main facade is decorated with cornucopias and fruits following the style of the 17th century. The two beautiful towers covered in ceramic’s tiles were added by Michelangelo Garove at the beginning of the 18th century. The towers are connected by a gallery called the Galleria di Diana built by Javarra together with the lovely Church of St. Hubertus. It was impossible to build a dome for the Church so the architect ordered to frescoes one in trompe-l’oeil.

Unfortunately during the Napoleonic Dominion the stunning gardens of the Palace were completely destroyed; however today you will visit a beautiful park with modern art pieces by Giuseppe Pennone. Where once stood the Fountain of the Stag, with its marble statues of hunters and hounds and a bronze stag, you will admire a beautiful 120 meters wide elliptical fountain:  the Water Theatre  will enchant you with its 100 water jets, color light projectors and steam pipes!

At the end of your tour meet your driver again to return to your accommodations in Turin.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver

– Expert English speaking local guide ( 2 1/2 hours)

– Visit of La Venaria Reale

– Venaria Reale entrance fee

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– La Venaria Reale

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– The dress code for men and women is strictly enforced in churches. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.

– Adult pricing applies to all travellers.

Departure point:

Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
4 hours

Return details:
Drop-off at your accommodation

Private Turin and Venaria Tour

La Venaria Reale - Diana's Gallery
La Venaria Reale - View from the parkLa Venaria Reale - FountainLa Venaria Reale - Church of St. HubertusTurin - Mole Antonelliana - View from Ponte IsabellaTurin - Palazzo Madama - Night ViewTurin - Mole Antonelliana - PanoramaTurin - Palazzo Reale - ViewTurin  - Santuario della Consolata - ViewTurin - Duomo - Exterior

From: $137.39

tour duration

7 Hours

start time

10:00 AM

Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, sun

meeting point

pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

Tour
Itinerary
Tour
Inclusions
Tour
Information

 

TOUR ITINERARY

Your private driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Turin to take you on an exciting full day Private Turin and Venaria Tour.

Your day will start with a short drive from Turin to Venaria Reale; the gorgeous former Hunting Palace of the Royal House of Savoy will be your first stop. Upon your arrival you will meet our local guide that will help you to discover this gorgeous complex part of the UNESCO Heritage List since 1997. You will visit the beautifully restored Palace with its unique towers covered with ceramic tiles and connected by the stunning Galleria di Diana; its 17th century facade decorated with cornucopias, fruits and shells and the lovely annexed Church of St. Hubertus.

Now it is time to enjoy the beautiful park that was recreated in order to replace the original gardens completely destroyed during the Napoleonic Dominion.

As soon as you reach the Court of Honor you will be impress by the elegance of the court and the fantastic view over the Venaria; here once stood the gorgeous Fountain of the Stag with its marble statues of hunters and hounds and a bronze stag. Unfortunately during the 18th century the fountain was disassembled, however today a beautiful 120 meters wide elliptical fountain replace the original one. The modern Water Theatre  will enchant you with its 100 water jets, color light projectors and steam pipes!

At the end of your visit meet your driver again to return in Turin where the second part of your tour will take place.

You will start your Turin tour from the regal Piazza Castello the centre of the city life! The Savoy Family built their residence here during the 16th century and lived there until they were exiled. Today the Royal Palace houses a museum dedicated to the House of Savoy. Another beautiful palace that you will admire is the one called Palazzo Madama (Madame Palace) where many regents lived. This palace had been through numerous renovations; today we can admire a beautiful baroque façade covered in white marble while the rear part of the palace still looks like a medieval castle.

Your next stop will be the gorgeous Duomo dedicated to St John the Baptist built next to a Romanesque campanile. The famous Chapel of the Holy Shroud was added to the Duomo at the end of the 17th century in order to accommodate the Shroud of Turin

A short walk will bring you in Piazza della Consolata where you will visit the beautiful Marian Sanctuary known as La Consolata with its unique collection of style: a Roman wall, Romanesque campanile, baroque domes, a neoclassical portico and a stunning rococo interior.

It is now time to relax and discover one of the traditions of the city: you will enjoy a bicerin in one of the historical bar of Turin! Every Sunday morning after attending to the Mass the Torinesi sit in one of the beautiful 19th century bars to enjoy this espresso coffee mixed with hot chocolate and cream!

Your tour will now bring you to visit the beautiful Piazza Vittorio and will end right in front of the unique Mole Antonelliana.

We suggest you to visit the famous Mole that today houses the Museo Nazionae del Cinema (National Museum of Cinema). With its 167.5 meters, or 550 feet, of high the Mole Antonelliana is the tallest museum in the world!

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver

– Expert English speaking local guide in Venaria Reale ( 2 1/2 hours)

– Expert English speaking local guide in Turin ( 3 hours)

– Visit of La Venaria Reale

– Venaria Reale entrance fee

– Visit of Piazza Castello

– Visit of Turin’s Duomo

– Visit of the Sanctuary of La Consolata

– Bicerin Tasting Fees

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– La Venaria Reale

– Piazza Castello

– Royal Palace

– Palazzo Madama

– Turin’s Duomo

– Piazza della Consolata

– Sanctuary of La Consolata

– Piazza Vittorio

– Mole Antonelliana

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– The dress code for men and women is strictly enforced in churches. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

Departure point:

Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
7 hours

Return details:
Piazza Vittorio