Castle o Moncalieri

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The Castle o Moncalieri in 1711.

The Castle o Moncalieri is a pailace in Moncalieri (Metropolitan Ceety o Turin), Piedmont, in northern Italy. It is ane o the Residences o the Ryal Hoose o Savoy listed bi UNESCO as a Warld Heritage Steid in 1997.


Brief background[eedit | eedit soorce]

The first structure was a fortress built bi Thomas I, Coont o Savoy around 1100 on a hill, tae command the main southern access tae Turin. In the mid-15t century Yolande o Fraunce, wife o Amadeus IX, Duke o Savoy, turned it into a pleasure residence. Architect Carlo di Castellamonte enlarged the construction substantially, an the interiors were redesigned bi him an other local artists.

The castle wis the site o the mairriage between Vittoria Francesca o Savoy tae the Prince of Carignano. It wis also the place where Maria Carolina o Savoy mairit Anthony o Saxony bi proxy in 1781.

It was the scene of the daith o Maria Antonia o Spain in 1785; she wis the wife o Victor Amadeus III o Sardinie. Victor Amadeus would later die there in 1796.

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