Baroque Secrets Tour
Don't miss Turin's Baroque architectural gems during your travels to Piedmont. Turin is a charming old Baroque city, which will provide you with a glimpse into the life of the Savoy court.
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What's included :
- Licensed local guide
- Museum entrance
- Entry/Admission - Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
What's excluded :
- Private transportation
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Turin, Turin, Province of Turin, Piedmont
The powerful Piedmontese Savoy kings chose Turin as their capital in 1563. However, it was not until the arrival of the great Baroque architect Guarino Guarini to the city in 1666 that the Baroque style, which has come to define the modern city, gained momentum.
Your starting point is from Palazzo Reale. All of the big-name architects to pass through the Savoy court made a contribution of some kind to this royal residence. The interior rooms are simply stunning and a true testament to the theatricality of Baroque and Rococo art. Be sure to take a stroll through the gorgeous gardens attached to the palazzo whilst you are there.
From there you are just a few seconds away from Palazzo Madama, where you can admire two masterpieces by Juvarra: the masterful Scalone Juvarriano (staircase), and the building’s beautiful undulating facade.
Heading toward the back of the piazza, you’ll come to two Guarini masterpieces: la Chiesa di San Lorenzo (church) built between 1666-1668, and la Cappella della Santa Sindone (chapel) built betwen 1668 and 1694. Guarini’s works are some of the most visually compelling of all of the Baroque sites in Turin.
You will then move to Palazzo Carignano, which is a testament to Guarini’s ability to play with curved and circular shapes in a secular setting. For this 1679 commission, Guarini paired convex and concave frontage to create an undulating wave-like effect. The semi-circular balcony has a deeply inset curved hood and the windows are framed with fluid drapery. After visiting a small Baroque gem you will move to Piazza San Carlo where you will finish at Via Giuseppe Garibaldi. This is a long street featuring several Baroque architectural gems, including several churches.
Stop At: Residences of the Royal House of Savoy, Italy
the Royal Palace is the first residence of the Savoy dynasty is considered one of the best preserved European palaces and famous architects such as Guarini and Juvarra contributed to its beauty.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Royal Palace of Turin, Piazzetta Reale, 1, 10122 Torino TO, Italy
Departure Time :9:30 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.