Palazzo Birago di Borgaro is a stately residence in Turin, located in Via Carlo Alberto 16, at Piazza Carlo Alberto, in the historic center of the city.Today it houses the Chamber of Commerce of Turin.
building follows the fortunes of the rich and noble lineage of Birago
Borgaro, and is built at the behest of its most important
representative, Count Renato Augusto Birago Borgaro. After
distinguishing himself in military career, winning the title of
Generalissimo of the Kingdom under Vittorio Amedeo II of Savoy, June 13,
1716 these did lay the foundation stone of his palace in what is now
Via Carlo Alberto, and at the time, was the Contrada of the Angels: the wealth accumulated over the years allowed Renato
Augusto to commission the work to Filippo Juvarra, who was then already an famous architect , in Piedmont, and this choice made his palace one of the
greatest examples of Turin.Renato
Augusto made this Juvarrian residence one of the best salons in the city,
given the importance that he was acquiring at court: after becoming a
knight of honor of queens Anne Marie d'Orléans and Polyxena
Christina of Hesse-Rotenburg, he obtained the title of educator of the heirs to the throne.When
the palace was transferred to the house of the Della Valle, in 1858, it still
held for years its role as an important noble house: the new
owners furnished its interiors with neo-Rococo style, with a
touch of nineteenth-century eclecticism. What remained unchanged was the Juvarrian facility.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Sad, happy and....diva. The 3 faces displayed side by side near the Cinema Museum , the diva is the late Silvana Mangano who was in ' Teorema' , one of the masterpiece of Pasolini.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Rain, rain, rain left puddles of water on the ground, and they are perfect for making photos of reflection of the urrounding buildings such as these churches....
The reflection of the church San Tommaso at via San Tommaso corner with via PIetro Micca.
The reflection of the church Basilica Mauriziana at via Milano
Thursday, March 9, 2017
The 8 of March, international women's day, in Torino, there was the strike and march protest against violence towards women and in galleria Umberto l, there were shoes displayed along the galleria as a form of protest.....
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
A giant horse is installed on the terrace of the palace in Reggia Venaria, looking out with the winter cloudy sky as back ground, the view gives an ancient, boundless and heroic mood.....
A work of Mimmo Paladino displayed in Reggia Venaria
Monday, March 6, 2017
The morning light shined through the clouds onto via Bertola, a rather heavy traffic street which normally one doesn't pay much attention except to the traffic. This particular morning I was passing by early in the morning when the traffic was not yet busy, the morning sunlight shone onto the ground wetted by the rain of last night and transformed the street into a quite a magical view....
Via Bertola crossing path with Via Pietro Micca
Friday, March 3, 2017
When the days were hazy, in the morning Torino was immersed in a layer of mist, till the afternoon, the view got a bit clearer, but way up towards the sky , it was dark and still pretty foggy.
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The top part of the La Mole seemed to be hidden in the sky.