Facts about the Royal Palace of Turin
The palace was the centre of the Savoyard royal court.
In 1946, the palace was claimed by the Italian Republic and turned into a “Museum of the Life and Works of the House of Savoy”.
In 1997, The Royal Palace of Turin was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.
Anne Marie d’Orléans died at the palace in 1728.
The Royal Palace of Turin was originally built in the 16th century. Construction of the palace was ordered by the Regent Christina Maria in 1645.
The royal gates of the palace have a golden Medusa symbol embossed on them, in order to fend off intruders.