What better way to spend a relaxing weekend than exploring the grounds of an elegant Piedmont palace? We can’t think of one. The Royal Palace of Venaria is a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Turin, Italy—one of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy in the 17th century.
At the intersection of classic and contemporary, it’s no wonder this majestic venue was selected as the official shooting location for Chervò’s Spring/Summer 2016 line.
Here are few reasons to make the trip out to the Royal Palace of Venaria:
- A lesson in history: originally commissioned by Duke Charles Emmanuel II in 1675 and intended for hunting, the Royal Palace of Venaria was eventually turned into an army barracks and left largely unused until its reopening in 2007.
- Embrace your inner flâneur: the grounds are utterly breathtaking, with stables, fruit groves, gardens, ancient fountains and statues. Inside the palace, the lengthy hallways are stuccoed and affixed with paintings in a Grand Gallery that is reminiscent of Versailles.
- Moments of silence: an 18th century addition to the Royal grounds is the Church of Saint Hubertus, patron saint of hunters. Take a moment to revel in the tromp-l’oeil frescoes that expertly suggest a domed ceiling.
It’s here at the Royal Palace of Venaria that Chervò was able to capture sophisticated structure alongside elegantly clean lines. Imagine spending your next day trip strolling across centuries-old palace gardens in Northern Italy.
Trust us, and trust Chervò, it’s worth the drive.
Learn more: http://www.lavenaria.it/web/en/