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Valentino Castle in Italy, Turin resort

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Valentino Castle is one of the Turin residences of the Savoy dynasty. Along with other residences of the House of Savoy, it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997.

Initially, the residence was built as a fortified castle. The castle got its name in honor of St. Vitus, whose relics were kept in the neighboring Basilica of St. Vitus.

In the 17th century, during large-scale reconstruction works, the castle acquired its present appearance. In those days, Christina of France lived in it, who ordered the rebuilding of the castle in the French style. The construction was entrusted to two architects Amedeo and Carlo di Castellamonte.

In 1663, after the death of the owner, the palazzo began to decline. In the 19th century, the castle was plundered by the Napoleonic army. In 1824, soldiers' barracks were set up in the castle, and in 1859 an engineering school was located. Nowadays, the castle houses the Faculty of Architecture of the City Polytechnic University.

Of particular interest in the castle is the Zodiac Hall, where you can see a fresco depicting the Po river and the castle on the coast.

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