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Palazzo Reale

Palazzo Reale

Palace of Stefano Balbi

The Palace

In the first half of the seventeenth century, Stefano Balbi had a palace built and sumptuously decorated on the street still named after his family; then it passed to the Durazzo, who created a spectacular complex overlooking the sea with terraces and gardens and decorated by the best artists of the time. In 1824 the palace was purchased by the Savoy family, and for this reason it became the "Royal Palace"; in 1919 the Savoy donated it to the State, the current Museum of the Royal Palace.

Why you should visit Palazzo Reale

The palace picture gallery boast works by Anton Van Dyck, Tintoretto, Guercino, Luca Giordano, Ferdinand Voet, the Bassano family and many others. The sequence of frescoed and decorated rooms culminates in the grandiose Hall of Mirrors, where an extraordinary fresco and gilded stucco decoration, mirrors and furnishings create a shining play of reflections.



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