The Galleria Sabauda is an art collection in the Italian city of Turin, which contains the royal art collections amassed by the House of Savoy over the centuries. It is located on Via XX Settembre, 86.Our Turin trip planner makes visiting Galleria Sabauda and other Turin attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
The museum, whose first directors were Roberto and Massimo d'Azeglio, unites the art collection of Eugene of Savoy, acquired after his death by his cousin, the king of Sardinia, with the works from the Royal Palace of Turin, the picture gallery of the Savoy-Carignano, and the artworks from the Palazzo Durazzo in Genoa, acquired in 1824.
On October 2, 1832 (his birthday), King Charles Albert of Savoy inaugurated the royal gallery at the Palazzo Madama, containing 365 paintings. In 1865, Massimo d'Azeglio had the collection transferred to Guarino Guarini's Palazzo dell'Accademia delle Scienze (1679) where it stood until 2012, before it was moved to the current location.
On December 4, 2014, at the presence of the Italian Minister of Culture, the "Manica Nuova" of Palazzo Reale (New Wing of the Royal Palace) was official opened. The collection has now found its final place to be exhibited.
The gallery is based on a brand new museum project conceived and developed by the superintendent Edith Gabrielli (for the scientific part) together with Studio Albini Associati (staging). The lighting is by CastagnaRavelli Studio, based in Milan; graphics are by Noorda Design. Unfortunately, the second floor galleries – half the collection, including many Dutch paintings – are often closed, for weeks or months at a time, apparently for lack of staff, without this information being published anywhere.
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Although not as famous as other notable art galleries around the world, the Sabauda Gallery has a collection which is not to be missed if you love art and you are in Turin. The paintings were...
Although not as famous as other notable art galleries around the world, the Sabauda Gallery has a collection which is not to be missed if you love art and you are in Turin. The paintings were... more »
Great experience to see Claude Monet exhibition. Interactive event as well with my daughter on learning about the painter, truly nice experience.
Great experience to see Claude Monet exhibition. Interactive event as well with my daughter on learning about the painter, truly nice experience. more »
The artwork collection that is exhibited in this gallery is admirable and really interesting to look at. However, there exists a very important technical issue in this exhibition, and that is lighting. The lighting of the paintings is so poorly done and it actually affects the perception of the viewer about the piece he/she is looking at. Because pay attention, we are dealing with visual arts here, so, the most important aspect in exhibiting such collections would be viewing them in the best conditions possible visually in which they are closest to what the artist aimed to show and preserving them in that condition. The lighting equipment in my opinion is not a good type for an exhibition, they need to be defused and the color of the light needs to me more neutral. If it wasn't for that, it would be a very pleasant experience I must say.
Big parts of the gallery were closed: half of the ground floor, half of the second floor, and the whole third floor. Not sure if this is because they're hosting a special Da Vinci exhibition (which was actually really nice) or that's a regular thing, since the staff doesn't really speak English.
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