For those curious enough to explore and experience how it felt to actually live in one of the most opulent and luxurious royal estates in Europe (and not only) there is a glamorous exhibition entitled “The Wonders of the Tsars” in place at Venaria Reale. The display features around one hundred objects belonging to the Romanov Imperial Palace of Peterhof, Russia, such as paintings, dresses, porcelain, tapestry and precious stones, with large projections and images of the estate reinforcing the realism of the visit.
The wandering (and maybe ignorant) visitor (such as myself) will take a crash course into the history of the estate and the existence of its inhabitants, since the exhibition reconstructs the court atmosphere and daily life at the Imperial Palace by revealing some of the personal items and decorative objects which virtually met the expensive taste of the Romanov family and became part of their huge collection of art & co.
The Peterhof Palace (aka “The Russian Versailles”), first commissioned by Peter the Great and brought to perfect completion by the successive Russian monarchs, is one of the most amazing items to check out when visiting the places listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Its construction spans over 100 years and it presently stretches across five hundred hectares, housing more than twenty museums, gardens and parks.
WHERE: Sale delle Arti, I piano, Venaria Reale
WHEN: until January 29th, 2017
HOW MUCH: full €12, reduced €10 for over 65 and groups of at least 12 people, €6 for 6 to 21 years of age, free admission for children under the age of 6 and for owners of Abbonamento Musei.