Have you ever wondered which was the King’s diet? And who knows how were the royal sumptuous banquets prepared? Which was the gastronomic production inside the court? To answer all these questions and much more, the Piedmont Region and Torino city organize the thematic tours of The King’s Pantry.
From June the 1st to October the 31st 2015, the wonderful heritage of villas, castles, palaces and residences of Piedmont region will come alive to offer artistic, historical and gastronomic tours. The set of royal residences, 21 in total, is a gem part of the UNESCO World Heritage and it is now the time to discover it!
Plunge into the ordinary life of that time: a walking itinerary through royal gardens and royal kitchens to discover the food production and to know different aspects of living at the court of the Savoy Family. The King’s Pantry is a wonderful opportunity to discover all the historic and cultural richness of this region, with a special consideration for all that had to do with the food.
Let’s see in detail the events of the Pantry:
Castello di Rivoli – At table with the King. A Royal Residence, its history and its protagonists
Every Sunday and bank holidays starting from 4:30 pm
Reggia di Venaria – Tour inside the Royal Kitchen and The Royal Potager
Tuesday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm
Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi – From Stupinigi to the rest of the world
every second Saturday of the month, 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm
Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi – Families at museum
first and third Sunday of July, September and October, 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm
Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi – Focus: The food and the land within the crown of delights
12th July 3:00 pm and 4:30 pm
Palazzo Madama – Palazzo Madama Garden Tour
from Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (last entrance at 5:00 pm)
Villa della Regina – Villa della Regina vineyard
9th and 23rd June, 14th and 28th July, 11th and 25th August, 8th and 22nd September, 13th and 27th October at 10:00 am
Castello di Racconigi – Racconigi Royal Kitchens tour
Saturday and Sunday 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Castello di Agliè – Discovering Savoy Dukes’ kitchens
tour of the kitchen with a tour guide, every Friday at 4:00 pm and Saturday at 10:00 am
Castello de La Mandria – Flavored-Rose
20th June 6:30 pm
Castello de La Mandria – Good morning Majesty
20th September 10:30 am
We are already excited about the program, which seems a dream! We just have to decide which event to take part… and it will be hard to choose!
The Piedmont region created the Royal Card, valid 48 hours, which gives the possibility to enter three royal residences, unlimited use of tourist bus city sightseeing of Torino and other special discounts for the events. The Royal Card is a win-win if you decide to organize a weekend in the beautiful city of Turin.