Ryal Pailace o Venaria

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The Pailace o Venaria prior tae extension.

The Ryal Pailace o Venaria (Italian: "Reggia di Venaria Reale") is a former ryal residence and gardens located in Venaria Reale, near Turin in the Metropolitan Ceety o Turin o the Piedmont region in northern Italy. With 80,000m² in pailace area and over 950.000m² in premises, it is ane the largest palaces in the world. It is one o the Residences o the Ryal Hoose o Savoy, is has been a Warld Heritage Steid since 1997.

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The Palace wis designed an built frae 1675 bi Amedeo di Castellamonte, commissioned bi Charles Emmanuel II, Duke o Savoy, who needed a base for his hunting expeditions in the heathy hill country north o Turin. The name itself derives frae Latin, Venatio Regia meaning "Ryal Hunt". His wife Regent Marie Jeanne o Savoy also made some additions. It wis enlarged tae become a luxurious residence for the Hoose o Savoy. The palace complex became a masterpiece o Baroque architectur, an wis filled with decoration an artwork. It opened to the public on October 13t 2007, and it has since become a major tourist attraction an exhibition space. It wis also extended bi Charles Emmanuel III o Sardinie.

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