Sabauda Gallery in Turin

The Sabauda Art Gallery in Turin, is part of the Royal Palace group of museums. It was created in the second half of the 16th century, when Duke Emanuele Filiberto decided to transfer the capital of Savoy from Chambery to Turin.

Initially known as the Royal Gallery, it is the result of centuries of passion of the House of Savoy for collecting art masterpieces.

 

The gallery is located in the "new" building of the Royal Palace complex, built between the 19th and 20th centuries. It has more than eight thousand pieces of art coming both from the royal and private collections.

 

The collection of the gallery is presented in chronological order divided by period:

- Gothic

- Renaissance

- Baroque

 

Visitors to the museum can also become familiar with "polyptych" religious works, characteristic of the fifteenth century in Italy, the era of mannerism, where Renaissance and Baroque styles were combined.

 

The paintings of the art schools of Bologna, Venice and Naples are widely represented in the museum.

 

Many works exhibited belong to artists from the Flemish school, at the Calvinist period.

 

A special place occupy masterpieces from artists such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck, Bruegel or Savoldo.

 

The museum often hosts temporary exhibitions on loan from other famous Italian and European museums.

 

An excursion through this central Turin museum and the Royal Palace is, for any art lover, an ideal complement to a tour of the center of Turin.