Mountains, lakes and places of art fill this land of variety and colour, pointing to the sky with the grandeur of ancient monumental buildings that stand out proud against the profile
of the Alps
Cities full of art offer centres with wonderful constructions, multiplied in history and still intact in their solemn greatness.
Medieval towers of opulent churches and charming castles and villages emerge from the plain.
So a constellation of palaces and buildings that gradually leads to the magnificence of the baroque capital.
Turin exhibits rich and sumptuous streets, although rigorous in their lines, which are lost in infinity, accompanying in a cultural journey that ranges from Roman to post-modern.
Parks and gardens, designed by famous landscape architects, wrap with their lively nature, now wild, now gently cultivated by man, in a set of lush beauty.
Panels of extraordinary evocative power, of yearning and melancholy contemplation, are piled within the ancient walls, among woods and lakes to the mountains, with their blue profile
capture the vision and gather it around the enchantment of green valleys, drawn by the bubbling loops of the tributaries of the Po.
From Emanuele Filiberto, who moved the capital of the duchy from Chambéry to Turin, the Savoias intend to lay the foundations for a strongly centralized Piedmontese state, expressing
their political vision through the design of an ambitious and monumental scenic apparatus able to celebrate properly their power and splendor of their court.
The planning of peripheral and central residences therefore creates a complex of impressive grandeur, turning a town of modest size, though of illustrious past, in a sort of extended
palace, where the formal unit is represented by a style full of exuberant richness and decorative invention , but in a regular and imposing structure, to highlight the military vocation of the dynasty,
expressing both rigor and innovation, simplicity and richness, power and sophistication.
The extensive use of a versatile but simple material like brick, with the most advanced achievements of architecture, allows the creation of an impressive series of magnificent buildings,
which completely transformed the ancient center, Roman and medieval, in a Modern and functional capital, able to worthily represent the State and generate admiration and amazement in visitors.
The baroque profusion is also inserted in a stunning celebration of nature through the creation of immense parks and gardens of legendary reputation, creating an organic fusion of landscape
that will become the model for centuries of European palace, beginning with the direct descendant Versailles palace.
The function of the Baroque assumes a political dimension so precise, by integration between the practical and aesthetic intentions of an state, ambitious but carefully structured,
with a capacity of centralization symbolized by the principle of convergence of all directions toward the center, typical of this style whose goal is both pragmatic and
Everything then revolves around the square of the Roman
, who in the spectacular view of Filippo Juvarra, great master of ceremonies, represents the legitimacy and continuity of power since the age of the Empire, where a lavish scenography is leaned on the
ancient building, towards which everything converges and from which everything moves.
Therefore, ideal stage of a city in the form of theater, for the perfect representation of a royal power which is already so farsighted to anticipate its Risorgimental fate, with an
eye turned toward the Eternal City and the triumph of classicism.