Tag Archives: Palaces

The Palace of Venaria

Reggia di Venaria Reale, near Turin, Italy, is one of the largest palaces in the world (80,000 square meters).  Charles Emmanuel II began the building of his hunting “lodge” in 1675.  The plan was for a palace, gardens, and hunting … Continue reading

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Four more sights in Palermo

Our Rick Steves Tour arranged for our group to visit the Palazzo Conte Federico. This palazzo , one of the oldest buildings in Palermo, is built on the Punic-Roman city walls.  It dates back to the 12th century.  The Federico … Continue reading

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