- Piazza Castello
- 011 436 14 55
- adult/child €6.50/3.25
- 8.30am-7.30pm Tue-Sun
Lonely Planet review for Palazzo Reale
Statues of the mythical twins Castor and Pollux guard the entrance to the Palazzo Reale and, according to local legend, also watch over the border between the sacred (‘white magic’) and diabolical (‘black magic’) halves of the city. Built for Carlo Emanuele II around 1646, its lavishly decorated rooms house an assortment of furnishings, porcelain and other knick-knacks.