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Vivi i Giardini! - Experience the Gardens!


From June to October 2019

Exhibitions, shows, activities in a unique scenery

At the doorstep of Turin, the 60 reclaimed hectares of the Gardens of the grandiose complex of the Reggia di Venaria World  Heritage site are an extraordinary dialog between historical finds and contemporary works by famous artists surrounded by a spectacular panorama with magnificent views and a vast surrounding landscape that are unmatched in Italy.

Together with the charming Old Village and the immense natural spaces of the nearby La Mandria Park, they constitute an environmental- architectural ensemble of incomparable value.

Twelve years after their inauguration, the 2019 schedule of events is dedicated to the Gardens, and centers around the exhibition A journey in the Gardens of Europe. From le Nôtre to Henry James, from 5 July to 20 October.

The Gardens of the Reggia come alive with new exhibitions, shows, activities and events:

Exhibitions and installations

  • Velasco Vitali. Branco. Dogs in the Fountain of the Stag (during the twentieth edition of La Milanesiana) - From 19 June to 3 November
  • Anafora by Giuseppe Penone - From the 5th of July, a new installation by the maestro Penone in the seven caves of the Castellamonte wall.
  • Photographic journey through the gardens of the European Royal Residences - From 5 July to 20 October 


  • 6th International Competition for Traditional Carriages - Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of June 
  • Aloud. Literary walks at the Savoy Residences - Friday the 21st of June, Sunday the 7th and the 14th of July 
  • The Italian New Wave IV Annual Summit - Saturday the 13th of July (Special ticket 10 euros; 18 euros including current exhibitions)
  • Ferragosto Celebration  - Wednesday the 14th of August 
  • King for a day - Every Sunday in September 
  • Conference  The gardens in the mirror of travelers. Testimonies of the past and experiences of the present - Friday the 4th of October
  • Royal Marathon - A Royal Race - Sunday the 13th of October 

Special visits and workshops

  • Paint the garden. Courses, workshops and demonstrations of outdoor painting - In July every Friday, 7 pm,  in September every Saturday, 4 pm 
  • In the garden of wonders. Workshops for families - Sundays the 7th of July, the 4th of August, the 1st of September, the 6th of October 
  • A day at the Court. Theatrical guided tours for children - Sunday the 28th of  July 
  • The gardeners talk about the Venaria Reale and the Turin Botanical Garden - Sunday the 29th of September (at the Botanical Garden)

Meetings with experts

  • An edible garden. The journey of taste in the Potager Royal - From 1 September to 6 October every Sunday

  • The flowers speak - Sundays the 15th, 22nd and 29th of September


  • Summer nights at the Reggia - From 29 June to 24 August, every Friday and Saturday

  • Journey through the passions of the king. To the Castle of La Mandria by train (Special evening visits) - Saturdays the 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th of July, and the 3rd and 10th of August; Thursday the 15th of August; Saturday the 7th of September

Gardens of the Reggia
Saturday, 15 June 2019 to Sunday, 20 October 2019


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